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Agapanthus

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:42

And here is a photo which includes the pot (though the bottom inch or so is below the top of the soil to keep it steady in windy Harrogate!)


 

Agapanthus

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:34

I have 3 Arctic Star agapanthus which I planted in a pot last spring, giving them just a little elbow room, but not too much.  They flowered beautifully - see pic.  The pot was standing in a flower bed, and when I came to move it today I discovered that the plants' roots had gone through the bottom of the pot and about 4" into the soil.  Should I repot the plants into a deeper container next spring?  The trouble is, I have problems moving large pots around, and Steve of Hoyland Plants said to bring them under cover in November.  Looks like a no win situation.   


 

 

 

 

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:31

Thank you one and all. 

Verdun, what in the way of soil or compost should I use for the plants going into pots?

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:21

I have bought some bare root wallflowers from our local Council's Nursery.  They always grow too many plants for Harrogate's parks and gardens, and so they sell off the surplus to the public.   

As I haven't grown bare root wallflowers before, I was wondering what to put in the planting holes.  Also should I mulch them once planted?  Some will be going in the borders (clay soil with remnants of mushroom compost)  and others will go in pots.

Looking forward to a bit of help  - if you haven't all disappeared in the direction of Verdun's house!   

Happy

pruning roses

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:26

Thank you for responding obelixx.  I will have a look at the RHS site too.

pruning roses

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:16

Bump

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 21:08

Oh my goodness, I'm really spoilt for choice now, aren't I?  I think I'll have a look at your Qualcast one, thecatsmother.  Thank you so much for posting the pic and link.

pruning roses

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:26

Hello Yorkslass, thank you for reviving this thread as I have been asking myself the same questions - and I live in windy Harrogate!  Hopefully someone will be along soon with some answers!

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:07

This is so helpful, guys.  I especially like the idea of not having to shell out on a   crescent lawn edger and a grindette with a flapping disk - whatever that may be   I will have a hunt in my dad's old toolbox - I think there may be a decorating knife in there.  Who would have thought there could be so many alternatives to the lawn edging tool 

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 19:05


 As you can hopefully see from the photo above, my lawn has been gradually advancing over the edging stones.  I didn't realise how far it had crept until I pulled back the turf and cut it back almost to the inner edge of one of the stones - as illustrated.  I did that with a pair of old scissors, which would take years if I were to attempt to do the whole lawn!  So I hope someone could recommend a really good tool that would do the job.  It needs to be easy to handle as I have a bit of arthritis in my hands, so any tips would be gratefully received.  Thank you!

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