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14 Jan 2018 15:28
Hello thank you all for your replies. I think from all the comments that even if I had seed it would take years to get to a good size and I thank you all for your offers of seed. Had a look at Paddock plants but the delivery charge is £10.00 and we are down in cornwall so unless I was to put a big order in to make the delivery charge worthwhile I think this is a no goer. My friend has just phoned to say she knows of someone who has a very large clump of dieramas and she is going to see if he will split this and sell me a clump, here hoping but once again thank you all for the time to reply and the kind offers for seed.
14 Jan 2018 10:29
Hi, just planting up a new herbaceous border and wondered if anyone knew or had any diorama corms/bulbs as to buy a plant is very expensive and I thought this may be a cheaper way to get them at the edge of the border, which is going to be quite large. The average price of a small pot if around £7.00 here in cornwall and wondered if someone could direct me to a site which sold corms or if anyone has a large plant which they would split and sell to me, I would of course pay the postage, I would be over the moon.
15 Oct 2017 05:30
Just reading through my post I don't think I made it clear that I am not doing the standard raised beds but just want a border around each individual veg patch to give a definition as to what is growing there, ie the standard year 1, 2, 3 hope this is clearer
15 Oct 2017 05:27
Hi, am just starting a new veg garden and am wondering if box is suitable as an alternative to wood for my borders. The ground is slightly sloping and a little damp, not running water but we are going to address this with putting some drainage around the perimeter which I think will be successful. I am hoping to put weed suppressant right up to the box and then cover with wood chippings as we have tons of this to alleviate slugs. Any ideas please
05 Oct 2017 10:02
thanks for the replies. I will dig a few holes and see what the drainage is like. We are in a valley and the ground we have bought is slightly going downhill but not by much but our next door neighbour tells us that it can get quite damp in the corner where I want to put the orchard so I may have to look somewhere else on the land to do this.
thanks again for advice
05 Oct 2017 01:13
Hi, just bought some land but where I want to plant the fruit trees it appears to have damp ground. Some are saying fruit trees like damp ground but others say opposite. It is not waterlogged by any means but is at the bottom of a sloping area which eventually runs into a stream. I have several apple, pear, plum and cherry trees I want to transplant. Will they survive in the damp ground please
30 Aug 2017 22:09
thanks to everyone and as you said Angie I am going to lose them anyway so have ordered up some very large poly pots and as the new land is right next to a stream then watering will not be an issue.
thanks, great site, wish I had found it sooner
30 Aug 2017 18:03
would there be any mileage in digging up with as much soil as possible and putting into black plastic poly pots for the time being?
30 Aug 2017 17:15
Hi, new to the site but hope you can help me. We have sold our house which is now due for demolition and rebuild. We are moving to a large plot of land for a self build (2 acres). I have no problems with planning the veg patch and orchard but need to lift most of my plants in my old garden as the developer has said he will not save any plants to get more space for the build. I have already started digging up and propagating but what is the situation with lifting firstly my eremurus and secondly if we have to move quickly I still have loads of shrubs in flower such as potentialla, dahlias, roses etc. How can I preserve these whilst still in bloom as I don't want to lose these plants. Can anyone advise me the best way forward. I will probably also come back to GW for advice on planting a herbaceous border on such a large plot