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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:45

My 'bendy' white alliums  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:30

Early warmth and then cold then warm then wet Liri? It's making me bendy too 

I planted some nice new ones last autumn too - the white ones are the same and are winding their way in and around a Hebe. I rather like it!

Oh LP - I hope it settles down quickly. So easily done. I was watching G'sW earlier and Carol was doing an item on them as well. Have they given you anything?

Protecting young plants from rabits

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:26

I'm not sure this isn't leading to an  advert BL...if you know what I mean....

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but the word 'rabit' sticks out - every time!  Either that or it's the girl who keeps posting because she likes 'joining in forum discussions' but under another name. Perhaps ANGELA will come back and prove me wrong though .... 

Replacing induvidual beech hedge plant

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:21

If you wait till autumn, you can buy a couple of small bare root whips, which you'd be able to slot in fairly easily, but the existing plants will grow into each other over time, especially as it's a staggered row. 

I'd have pruned those back after planting to get them to bush out too. It's much harder for larger specimens to get established, which is probably why you've lost some.  Suppliers love it when people want big hedging plants though!

Clematis spider

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:15

They're just spiders   


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:12

If it was well watered before planting, and planted in a well prepared hole which had some compost /well rotted manure etc, plus a bit of slow release fertiliser added, there shouldn't really be a great problem. 

If they were  planted too close to the wall, not deeply enough, and not well enough watered afterwards, they  may  well have suffered. If the plants were a bit pot bound as well, that will have an effect on their growth as it prevents the roots getting beyond the 'pot' shape they're growing in. Not all clems like lots of sun either. They need a lot of watering in an aspect like that if they're to thrive. 

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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:04

I much prefer the viticellas and  alpinas Liri. I'm looking forward to seeing my  new ones flower. Niobe is about to open soon. 

Miss B is ok there has she has a dark background, and a fair bit of other planting to keep her looking right  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:02

Liri - you can get meaal strips for joining timber at the big orange DIY store. I use them quite often - couple of quid depending on size.  

Ouch LP. Hope that isn't too serious.Very painful. Take it easy.

No use for a sunlounger here Dove- but the rain's gone off. If I wasn't so knackered, I might consider doing something 

I think  a garden bench would be a doddle for someone of Mr C's talents chicky 

Hayter mowers are pants........

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:51

David - if you have an issue with the mower and it's quality,  or reliability, it's better to contact the company. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:46

Liri - my Miss B doesn't have any pink - white with the green bars and purple anthers

Guernsey Cream is smaller and creamier - nicer I think. I'm not actually that keen on the big flowering clems, but Miss B suits that spot. I've just bought macropetala Lemon Dream for the neighbouring raised bed. GCream would be perfect for another spot I have in the boundary bed. 

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