happycottontail


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Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 21:19

Thanks Rainbowfish

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:16

Thanks Aster2, I will have a look at that.

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 11:01

Sorry, I put this in the wrong part of the forum.  I've now pasted it into the Plants section of the forum, but can't seem to delete this one.

Please could you post any replies to  the discussion in the Plants section - thank you.

Happy

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:51

I already have some upright lavender Hidcote in a narrow bed, which is great.  But there's another area of the garden next to the patio where I would like to plant some looser, more sprawling lavender. This area only has about an 8" depth of soil, but I guess this should be enough. It gets sun all day. Which lavenders would you recommend?

Loose lavender

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:46

I already have some upright lavender Hidcote in a narrow bed, which is great.  But there's another area of the garden next to the patio where I would like to plant some looser, more sprawling lavender. This area only has about an 8" depth of soil, but I guess this should be enough. It gets sun all day. Which lavenders would you recommend?

Recommendations for Rose food

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:11

Thanks for all the help everyone.  I went to my local garden centre, and bearing in mind what Dave Morgan had said, bought some Toprose granules, which was the only one that mentioned extra magnesium.

 

Recommendations for Rose food

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:54

What should I be feeding my climbing roses right now?  Some are in pots and others in the ground.  Which is better, liquid feed or granules?  Is there any food that will help prevent black spot?  (For health reasons I can't use a foliar spray)

Any advice on the above would be gratefully received.  Thanks in advance!

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 21:13

Thanks people - you are a mine of information! 

Verdun, should I just sit them on newspaper or wrap them in it?

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 14:47

Colin, this sounds so easy and obviously works well for you!  Does it depend on having fairly mild winter temperatures?   I live in North Yorkshire and don't have a greenhouse, just a shed.

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 11:18

My basket begonias, bought as plants, have been superb this year and are still producing a few flowers.  Can I keep them for next year?  If so, please tell me what to do!  Here is a pic taken mid August.


 

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Discussions started by happycottontail

Is it too late to plant Anemone Blanda corms?

 
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Treatment for yellow and curling leaves

 
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August feed for climbing roses?

 
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Hints on growing Dianthus, please

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Loose lavender

Recommendations please 
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Loose lavender

Looking for recommendations 
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Recommendations for Rose food

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Overwintering begonia tubers

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New bulb storage

In the dark or light? 
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Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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White Dianthus "Memories"

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A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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