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Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:07

Hi Patricia, there could be many reasons, but here's a couple  to think about

 As you've planted it into the ground after being pot bound, it may not have settled very well. Often plant roots will continue to go round in a circle rather than spreading out into the surrounding soil, so they need a bit of teasing out when planted. Also, they need lots of water, so it's important to keep them well watered until established. If the ground it's in dries out rapidly, it would benefit from some well rotted manure and good compost to help retain moisture. A mulch, after the initial thorough watering, will also assist. 

Leaf mould application

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 18:08

I'd leave them Jo, but I'd make sure they're not throttling plants and I'd probably remove anything dubious looking or diseased first 

Sea holly

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:32

Hi Ruth - do you think you've bought something that was wrongly labelled? It does happen. What was it like when you bought it, and were there others to choose from all looking the same?


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:30

Good to see you again Steve. How's the boat? We took some nice 'boat' pix at Ullapool on holiday, and it reminded me of you 

I wouldn't eat a long tailed tit...honest guv...

I'm still waiting for this year's sweet peas to flower. I was slightly late sowing them 

Sun has now come out a bit here but it's been cold all day. At least it reached double figures but it's only about 12 just now. 

Garden mesh

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 12:50

No probs Wills - put them vertically. You just have to arrange the stems into place to get them covering the area you have  

Or drill holes for the vine eyes first if that's possible 

Underplanting evergreen shrubs

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 12:48

I'd have to agree with Verd here. Treat larger evergreens almost as you would a hedge. Make a separate area for bulbs with deciduous shrubs and perennials so that foliage is hidden as other planting comes through.They're also ideal in and around small evergreens like Heucheras or Pachysandra etc if you gauge the heights well. 


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 12:43

doc -  I'd be just like you, it's why I could never have a cleaner 

Hosta - I love long tail tits - couldn't eat a whole one though...

We used to get them when I stayed round the corner from where I am just now. They regularly swooped in and flurried around the feeders - especially in the coldest weather - chattering and squabbling. Then they were gone as quickly as they came! Beautiful little things 

I need to plant the bulbs I impulse bought a few weeks ago RB, but work, other 'stuff' and sheer idleness keeps getting in the way 

Garden mesh

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 12:33

Wires on vine eyes are fine Wills. I've used them for all sorts if I don't have trellis or something in place. Make sure you have some low enough to get them started if you put them horizontally rather then vertically. Tie them in until they get going themselves. You could also put them both ways to make a large grid effect. They'll still need the odd bit of help to go where you want them but it also depends on the place you have them. 

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 12:30

Great DD. Best of luck  

Remember - we're all rooting for you  x

Wooden building

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 12:28

Hi nannyski - a lot to deal with there 

First - keep up the contact with the planning dept and always stay polite. That way, they'll be sympathetic to you. 

Secondly - and I don't know your budget or abilities - put a hedge in. Fast growing evergreen shrubs in particular. Or a fence with climbers. Something to block the 'view' and also to distract your eye. Alternatively, planting something taller nearer your house or putting an eye catching specimen in another area helps more than anything. 

Hope that's of some use 

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