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Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:14

morning anyone who's around 

Fell asleep early  last night. Apologies to lily - I thought it was MrsG who had the alpine pot - should have gone to Specsavers...

Can't help with the seedling Dove - though it does look like something substantial will come from it!


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:22

That's a reet classy looking pot fidget 

My alpine pan with sempervivums winters very well MrsG - I tip it slightly so that any excess water doesn't gather and I keep it near the house wall too since we get a lot of rain. I found a little prostrate white thrift which I added recently and is very sweet.  I'm very fond of all of mine... 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:10

Great pix everyone - award yourselves a gold medal 

My garden is still very much in it's infancy so it's a treat to see all the established ones like chicky's, bL's, doc's, Bob's and fidget's....and anyone else I've missed 

I don't really like bi-coloured flowers - but BL's right - that lupin is a stonker Caral! It's in beautiful condition. I gave up on them because we have so many slugs/snails but I might reconsider as they would be good for this time of year when there can be a little lull. 

OL - Bob's red/yellow flower is an aquilegia - seen 'straight on'. Really pretty on the inside aren't they? 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:56

You'll probably be right nut 

I managed to kill Russian vine finest horticultural moment 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:54

£17! Gulp....

It's like the sempervivums - they charge a fortune for them in GCs and they're so easy. 

Been out  constructing a bit and painting. Very busy day at work but daughter's got her tomatoey/garlicky meatball sauce on for dinner so that makes up for it 

Off for a look round 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:50

Looks like Russian vine to me Pip but I can't see close up so might not.


Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:42


I've done it at all times of the year - even when you're not meant to  - otherwise I wouldn't have said to do it!

This forum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:40

Bal - don't worry about the topic you post under. I don't think anyone takes much notice of that - we just look at the query! 

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:37

Very easy Daisy. Chop 'em up and stick 'em in!

I've just moved one and it's growing away quite happily. If small bits break off you can put them in a pot and they'll root very quickly. Bigger pieces will be happy being planted right away - assuming they're going into a suitable site. They're very forgiving 

weeds in beds

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:34

If they're just annual weeds Mozza, you can gently push a hoe or similar in there to chop through them. Once you've done that, you could put a thick mulch over the bare ground - perhaps gravel would be the best option - and that will help suppress them for a little longer! If you plant a bit of evergreen or semi evrgreen groundcover that will also help save time, or you could use a couple of more robust shrubs in the bed which will withstand a bit of extra wet weather. Digging some gravel and farmyard manure into the bed will also help it cope with the waterlogging and allow you to grow a bit more in the bed.

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