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Repotting hostas

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:37
Jennifer 10 says:

Right - I will leave it until autumn or spring.    I was just wondering about the quality of the compost. 

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If you're worried about the compost the plants are in at the moment, you can remove the top couple of inches of that soil and replace it with some soil mixed with a slow release food. That's what I do to mine when I'm not dividing. I think late winter or very early spring is best as well. 

Disguising a telegraph pole

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:34

You might try growing some tall annuals around it, perhaps Sunflowers, Sweetpea or Morning glory. I can only think of things that die down again like a tall Salvia like Amistad or even some Verbena Bonariensis. I have one in my allotment plot and growing annuals means I don't have too much to loose if they need to get access to it etc..... 

What did Monty buy.

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 13:54

Ah so it was a Clematis he bought, he said so in GW last night. A tender one with lemon flowers and scented he said. 

Tulips, lilies and dahlias

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 13:48

I think Dahlia need a pot of their own. I've tried doubling up in the past but they did'nt perform as well as they could.I pot all mine in different pots or into the ground. It might be worth trying 'tho.

Petunia night sky

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 13:44

My Daughter and I got them as plugs from T&M this year and they're in bud but not yet flowering. Yours look lovely, I'm looking forward to seeing them all in flower. 

What did Monty buy.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 07:42

Thanks for your reply, I just wondered. Everyone else said except him. I wonder why.

What did Monty buy.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 07:28

Does anyone know what Monty Don bought at the Malvern Spring Festival this year?

Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 06:20

Yes I've grown different colours of Nigella in the past as well, I had some lovely pink ones one year.

Geranium rozanne

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:14

Even us experienced gardeners sometimes need a bit of reassurance when we're talking about precious plants, that's one of the reasons I like coming on here. I'm relieved to hear that it'll be a while yet before my Rozanne shows it's face again. I only got it last summer and most although not all, of my other Geraniums are showing at this stage. There's no reason for me to think anything is wrong with mine either. 

Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 09:44

Hostafan1 I bought African Bride Nigella from Sarah Raven last year. They were a bit sturdier than the normal Nigella and a nice change. They did'nt set much seed 'tho that might have been down to the very wet weather here. 

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Salvia or Nepetia?

Help identify this one please 
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