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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 07:49

Morning all - afties Pat if you're around 

Similar weather here flumpy.  Hope you get lots of cake tomorrow  

Hello/Goodbye Mrs Garden 

I slept better too - have a safe trip back Dove.  

Quick look round for me before I go to work. Have a good day everyone

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:02

Not sure what I've done to antagonise you and invoke such a strange reaction aym. 

I'll just use the ignore button now   

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:38

I'll repeat - I was simply helping the OP who needs to move conifers and her peony will probably not survive the process. 

I don't think that makes me 'uptight'.  

Good luck with it Laura - hopefully you can detach the plant from the conifer roots successfully.  


Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:23

I'm not uptight at all. 

Confused now though....simply trying to help Laura - same as nut is. 

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:16

I've sent you a PM Jinxy  


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:08

You probably have the best of both worlds then GD 

Wind is very damaging - whether it's the dessicating sort or the stuff that breaks fences and batters trees and shrubs. It's easy to forget about watering if there's a windy spell, yet we don't forget if it's hot and sunny! 

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 19:53

If plants need moved for specific reasons - in this instance, Laura needs to dig out conifers -  then it's sensible to move the peony. It has little chance of surviving the inevitable trampling it'll get during that process. 


Nicotiana affinis seedlings

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:56

They look like nice healthy little seedlings Fred 

But yes, get them split into their own little pots and grow them on for a good bit before letting them loose in the big outdoors  -  gradually! 

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:26

There's a lot of nonsense talked about moving Peonies. They're not difficult if the usual basic steps are taken to ensure as little shock to the plant-  as with any other plant that's getting moved. The main issue is that people plant peonies too deep. Keep them fairly shallow.

As the others say, as good a root ball as you can manage, but I agree with nut - the ruddy conifer roots may cause a bit of a problem. 

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:59

The alpinas are great for anyone who worries about pruning etc. They virtually look after themselves  

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