Latest posts by lindsay2610

Moving honeysuckle

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 13:47

Thanks all, I thought honeysuckles were woodland type plants so under the tree would be a good idea. Obviously not! I'll wait until the autumn and put up with a dark kitchen this summer 

Moving honeysuckle

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:02

I've got a honeysuckle growing at the side of the patio which the previous owner planted in a narrow space (1 foot wide) between the paving and the house.  It's an east facing wall, but a hot spot, and it completely shades the kitchen window. It needs moving.

The problem is I won't be able to get much of a root ball out. I know they're tough but is that too much to ask?

Then I want to plant it to climb a well established sycamore, which means it will have limited root space anyway.

Am I nuts?

Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 22:12
We have a Dalek too, does the job and if you turn the compost yourself it goes even faster. Needs a good 6 months but will be just in time for spring mulching. I read the turning ones work less well as they don't have the cubic area to let it get warm enough. The larger the area (ideally at least 1m2), the hotter it will get and the faster it will do the job.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 22:07
Evening, got my potatoes Maris Peers in today, planted some gladioli bulbs which I got free from the GC in the greenhouse, gave my spring flowering bulbs a feed, and carried on painting our fence. 11 panels down, 7 to go . All in all, a good day though, lovely to get out finally!

Chica - I planted some cosmos but they all died bar one after potting on, trying again with the second half of the seed packet!

question about lobelia (the tall variety) and rudbeckia

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:46
Mine are also Queen Victoria, in the garden, and are shooting. I covered them in fleece during the winter, as they are a bit tender, and they're on a house wall. Hoping they actually grow!

Help - should my acer palmatum be in acid soil?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:22
Wonderful, thanks everyone, what a relief! I'll give it a dressing with some ericaceous compost tomorrow.

Help - should my acer palmatum be in acid soil?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 15:00

Last autumn I planted a Japaneses maple, Acer Palmatum 'Shaina' in my alkaline soil in a shady spot.  The label on the plant from the nursery said it was suitable for all types of soil.

I was just following up on maintenance advice on the Shoot Gardening website, and it says plant in acid soil.

I'm panicking now - do I dig it up and pot it in acid soil?  Or will the fact that it's still alive and budding mean it will be okay?  Perhaps I should fertilise it with ericaceous compost and hope for the best?

Thanks for any advice!

Twilight Gardening

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:49
I would, although it's likely to be blooming freezing! Too much good gardening time lost already this year with these arctic winds, plus you might find some slugs lurking with that torch....

Purple sprouting broc - should I have some by now?

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:36
Thanks both, you just saved them from the compost bin. I'll try hardening them off and move them outside, need the space for my toms anyway!

Buying Plug Plants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 22:58
I just received 20 Fuchsia Chameleon plugs from Van Meuwen which were well packaged and in good condition.

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Moving honeysuckle

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