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Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:36

thanks obelixx - due to the rubbish Spring, they have been cold and always moist...I guess I have to be patient...do they need any special soil? Can't wait 'til mine spread a bit!

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:58

nursery, even 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:58

Has anyone else been having problems with theirs?

Got mine in a 9cm pot back in late April and planted it in free draining and moist site, a little sun but shady most of the day - the bursery sold it as plant suitable for shade. My other one is in a brighter, sunnier spot, also free-draining.

I know it has been unseasonably cold and grey, but is it normal that they still look like small, shrivelled things with only 2 teeny bright green leaves, a month on?

Am I expecting miracles, given the rubbish Spring, should I move them or give up?!

 

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:48

What a fantastic response from all of you - thank you! I am off to my local garden centre to check out the dogs' B*** of bird feeders then 

My paltry sunflower shaped feeder looks kind of rubbish now...

How do I trim my Carex Frosted Curls?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:43

 obelixx

Identification of tree /shrub

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:40

very intriguing!

How do I trim my Carex Frosted Curls?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 16:21

Many grasses still have the odd brown winter leaf here and there - if you leave them alone, they usually go brown all the way to the bottom and then you can easily detach without using any cutters at all.

You can cut off the bad bits now if you want, but when the rest of the leaf grows it may look a bit odd! Maybe just restrict the cutting to the brown bit only and wait for more nice, green curls to come out!

Patience in gardening is a virtue (which I don't always have...)

Native/traditional British plants for office plants?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 16:18

how about one of these Myles?

relatively problem-free 

 

http://www.ambius.co.uk/office-plants/artificial-plants/

Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 16:12

Hi lucky3 - not sure what honey bells are - but possibly another name for fritillaries? 

I've got loads in my tiny garden - you may find some still flowering now, already sprouted in little pots, depending on where you are in the country. Down south where I am, the flowers have finished now.

There's a great site called www.plantsforshade.co.uk that do mail order and also have a really good site that divides plants up into moist/dry shade lovers/partial or full shade lovers/ferns/grasses/perennials - all very easy to read with good explanations.

Have a look at that to see what you like most and take it from there!

Maybe think about a colour scheme you'd like, plus whether you want seasonal interest for most of the year or not and what might be flowering at the same time as another plant. 

I was a new gardener 2 years ago and have made so many errors, but the beauty of plants is that you don't often get anything really badly wrong - if it doesn't work, you can always move plants when dormant in autumn and try another site the following year

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