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underplanting hedge shrubs

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:47

I'd reckon the Photinias won't be happy in the site you have unless they have lots of protection and good free draining soil - it's what they seem to prefer in general. Skimmias on the other hand, like some shade and damper soil so they should be perfectly happy. Neutral to acidic soil is what they need though.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 10:24

Weyplotter, could  the committee refund both of you half the amount and you could share the plot? If that's feasible, and the other plotholder isn't too interested or able to spare the time, that might suit him too. It sounds like he doesn't have the regular funds to keep it on or something, so maybe that could be a suggestion - if they can get hold of him!

At least the work you've put in wouldn't be completely wasted. I hope you can resolve it though 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 10:17

chicky  I looked it  up - very pretty. I don't have any of the small daffs here so perhaps when I'm more organised next year I could put a few in. I've had Minnow before but most of the little ones tend to be brighter in colour, and while I don't mind that in early spring when they flower,  I like all my later ones to be creamy or white. Not that I'm demanding or anything... 

I have one called Tresamble which is ivory coloured but a bit like the standard daff  in form. I like Cheerfulness - I have loads of them. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:11

Not seen Elka but Thalia is lovely chicky.  I've got mainly white daffs - Silver Chimes is another nice one. They will definitely look sophisticated 

blueberries plant and heathers in the same pot

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:38

I'd agree. The blueberries will be better on their own so that they can develop to their full potential. 

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:25

Verd - so am I - in about six months time.... 

Protecting a planter over winter

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:17

Wire mesh or anything similar, as Dove says, is ideal for planters or containers. I use fruit netting - the small gauge stuff. It also helps deter squirrels if you have any planters with small bulbs in them - they can't get in to dig them out, and the plants grow through and are nicely supported  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:11

Morning all. Horrible weather here but no damage done,  will be doing indoor chores today when I feel more human.

Slept badly  but I didn't get up for a nightshift like the others

Off for a look round to see what was happening after I clocked out 

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Posted: 25/10/2014 at 20:16

White flowers lily - great for a shadier spot if it's dampish 

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Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:58

The one I have in the ground is still green and covered in flowers - that one is in a pot as the bed it's going in won't be ready for a while.

It's nice because the ordinary hydrangeas don't have that foliage colouring as they die back. A real bonus, and one of the reasons I chose them too  

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