hollie hock

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Sedum help please

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:55

I aquired a sedum from the seed swap last year, over wintered it in a pot outside. It grew another shoot and then I planted it a partial shady spot and the little shoot withered and died, the larger one looked poorly and something was starting to munch it.

I've dug it up and replanted it in a large pot with good drainage and it's in a warm and sunny spot now. The lower leaves are wilting but they were before.

I might have a been a bit eager to shift into it's new position so I'm thinking possible shock ? The top bit is looking ok.

Thanks for any advice,been nuturing this one and am hoping for a good source of nectar bees later on in the year

Garden Mint

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:33

I've had the same old ropey mint for years but sounds like some fresh soil would help it along. That will be a job to do this week  I took some cuttings on the weekend I just ripped out roots with some green attached and potted them up.

Garden Sounds

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:51

Definatley the birds and I quite like the sound of a lawn mower

Little Friend

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:35

Lovely story and pic Jacqueline, it would make my day too

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:23
Mynx says:

One post did amuse me though, can't remember who it was and certainly don't wish to offend, but if listening to the news is upsetting and so isn't a part of your life, how can you make an informed decision on what I personally think is going to be the most important vote of a lifetime, not just mine, but my children's too. 

 Your right Pansyface - I am joining in lol.

 See original post

That will be me then, glad to have provided some amusement and no offence taken I'm not alone in my peer group to be non news watching and they will all be voting too. I forming my decision on my own moral values, discussion with friends and family,the radio and internet banter such as this.

I stopped actively watching and following the news etc must be about 6 years ago. Not missed it one bit, my life is better for it too. I sometimes catch the latest series of have I got news for you and Charlie Brooker's summaries once a year tell me everything I need to know.

I'm the same as you plantpauper, the whole world seems to have taken a massive step to the right.

I did finally get my leaflet, very late to get to Wales. Had a quick flick through and then into the compost bin  The ignore function still works on the new format

Forum changes now live

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 10:06

Just used the followed threads tab for the first time, really useful

my weedy garden

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:11

Gorgeous pictures Buttercup days. Always a thrill when something pretty has self seeded here

Rose in pot

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:06

Not a rose grower, but makes sense to me and the plant looks really healthy

Moving/planting confusion

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:01

I suppose it might be that potted plants have more of a confined root space than they would do in the ground. So those that are already in the ground have a deeper root run.

Having said that, I'm moving things around all the time at the moment. I take as much as the rootball I can get, good drink in their new position and this generally works well. They might flop over for a bit but provided the new site isn't in direct sunlight when replanted they usually bounce back.

Plants with lots of green and emerging flowers I either leave or cut back before I move.  I think the general advice is spring and autumn is the best time for replanting. Sometimes it does depend on the plant. I've been growing a lot of honesty which has a large tap root so the plant can't be uprooted and moved.

Young rose in shock

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:31

My partner found a thrown out rose behind the shed which was still alive. It's been potted up in a large pot, had a good drink and a bit of blood fish and bone and it's growing

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