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The problem with acers

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:21
Hi BumbleBe

Acers normally require part shade and an acid soil. They will even survive in dense shade and seem to thrive better in them aspects
I would repot in ericaceous compost and place in part shade and see if that promotes growth
They are also very slow growers

Tomato feed

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 00:30
Hi Sarah and welcome to this site

I use tomato feed to boost the flowering on my agapanthus in my boarders and also on my clematis prior to flowering. I ask this question because do any of you do the same and what are the results you acheive

There's orangey........

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 00:20
Hi Verdun

Crocosmia Emily Mckensie is a subtle orange to yellow flower and some astatic Lily's I have are a orange flower
I love this colour in my garden because you state it combines and contrasts with darker coloured follige of shrubs and any purple or blue flowered plants

Non green fingered newbie

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:34

Hi Wayne

Welcone to the site and the wonderful world of gardening. Looking at your  photos you will possibly have a lot of work to do but that depends on what you want in establishing a gsrden 

It has great potential to be a lovely garden from the photos and som of the trees will give you some mature height..I would possibly get some ideas from garden designers and landscapers ad their ideas can be invaluable in the first instance 

Good luck  with the project and if possible photo this site with the finished garden when that happens 

Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 00:07

Could I move a camellia shrub after it flowers ie May 

i'm asking this because I need to move one that has nearly finished flowering but obviously most garden info. states  its best in the winter months

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 23:28

Looks fern like to me 

Help with shrubs pls

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 23:26

Hi Mardatha 

interesting that hat the boarders are only 3 ft deep. Would it be possible to make the boarder deeper and plant more out from the leylandi. I had the same problem and making the boarder a bit deeper and digging in manure and compost as allowed me to plant as I wish 

So dispiriting

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:20


just reading your comments and you have my sympathy. Sometimes it feels in gardening that you take one step forward to take two step backwards

Last summer my flowing surfina and petunia baskets were decimated by small birds. No one else I know has had this happen to them. Nature can be wonderful and a pleasure to observe but sometime it can be very annoying 

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:09

Welcome to the fabulous world  of gardening, Wonky

You will  get lots of very good advice on here on every possible garden subject 

happy gardening 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:32

Well, quite a hectic day for me. First I called at my daughters who garden I created last year to carry out some lawm maintenance. De-weeded all the boarders and planted up some black grasses for her. Then it was over to my nephews house to drop of some compost in preparation of planting up their boarders tomorrow. All the plants will be from devided  stock from my own garden. Would be nice to get back in to my own garden and catch up with all things on hold 



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