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Gardening programmes for 2017

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 16:25

Caroline 


Same here, I watched 4 of last seasons GW today that I had recorded. Just inching to get back in the garden and get things done 


Happy Gardening 

feeding

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 19:36

Normally start my feeding programme in the garden with a general feed of Grow-more in spring , then another feed in mid summer


Agapanthus in boarders once they show signs of growth get a fortnight feed of tomato feed. All my clematis get a mulch and BFBM forked in to the soil. They get a photogene water feed up to end of May, then a tomato feed up to flowering 


Tulips get a good bonemeal feed after they have stopped flowering. Lilies get tomato feed each 2 weeks 


i would check on the Internet gardening sites to check feeding requirements of certain plants as some are greedier than others and some plants do not require great feeding regimes 

Bareroot perennials planting

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 19:19

Most bare rooted perenials can withstand the conditions when planted out. I normally get my stock from a reputable supplier with instructions that they can be planted outside immedialey. Obviously, these are received in late autumn or early spring. I might be wrong but I have never had any barerooted plant fail on me.

Planting hedges near building foundations

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 18:58

Effectively, approximatey 3.50m from building foundations for some shrubs but box should not effect the foundation compared to a larger shrubs and trees 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 15:01

Photo coming 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 14:57

single dwarf iris, come on Spring 


 

Problems faced when gardening

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 23:08

Mark56 


Or right plant, right conditions, right soil conditions, and die back 


Work that one out 😠

Hope you all had a good day

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 20:41

Been a bit wet today so when out to the GC and brough some asiatic lily bulbs and anemone bulbs. Can't wait for March so I can start planting up in my garden 


Did some de-weeding last week which even thought the soil was heavy and my hand felt like blocks of ice, it's was a satisfying to see my garden supposedly weed free


Enjoy your gardens 

Underground Bee's Nest

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 20:07

Hi Mark 


i am not an expert on bees but I did have one under my slabs base where I was having a new shed fitted. As I begain relaying a few uneven slabs I found a wasp nest. I found that these are called miner wasp due to thier underground nests. I decided to leave the nest and waited a few days. Because I had uncovered the wasp nest when I lifted the slab, the wasps did leave the nest over a couple of days .


They have not returned but I do believe that they will never re-nest in the same location. So hopefully they will not return 

Salix int. Hak. Nishiki

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 19:56

I had the same Salix in my garden.boarder .It was placed in a part shade position and watered when the base was dry and fertilised each spring. This year the same thing happened as to yours. The  leaves turned brown and then they all the fell off.


I have now repotted it and gave it a good feed. As yet, know new growth but will wait a bit longer before deciding it's fate 

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