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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:31
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Lyn, first year for me with them. However, I cut them hard back when planted and, yes,,will do same this autumn.  They flower on mew wood......(did I say mew wood?  A CATastrophe???) Hydrangeas never really appealed to me except for the white ones but these paniculatas are lovely

I thought you only cut them back hard in Spring, Verdun? I suppose as you are that bit warmer it's ok.h

i am not that keen on them but they do fill a big space with no maintenance apart from a Spring hair cut. I have 44 here.

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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 16:58

Do you cut those right down in Spring as well as the vanilla fraise, Verdun?

it is very pretty, I love the colour change.

How to mix Perlite?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 14:15

I would think if the nursery planted them in containers, they wouldn't have planted them in clay, I would do as Edd says, just mulch in the Autumn.

So many places telling you you need this that and the other,buy this, buy that, use this food, put that on your soil, it makes me cross really.

Wait  and see how your plants do, make sure they will over winter outside, or make provisions for a frost free place for them in the winter.


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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 14:08

I grew lavender from seeds, now have 2 dozen plants that I need to pot on and plant somewhere!

i think T&M and Parkers are fine but as SG says, you do need to lavish TLC on them, but if you can get 30 plants for a few quid, it's worth the wait to us poor old souls! 

I have fantastic, huge, Acer, Deutzia, Amalanchier x 3, hydrangea vanilla fraise, thornless roses, and many more all very, very cheap from Parkers, most only 1.99, all only three to fours years old at the most, I wouldn't be without them.


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:59

You mustn't feed them or you will get all green and no flowers, they thrive in poor soil. You can eat the leaves, very peppery.

Carrot query

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:14
You need to cut the thick flower stalks off. If you are only giving a sprinkle of water you are doing more harm than good.
If you only water the top inch or two the roots will never go down, if you cant water for a long time you are best not doing it at all. The roots will then go down and down deeper to get to the moist soil.

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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:10
Most people are unhappy with T&M, but if they have roots, it's worth putting them in pots, they will probably grow, but be very slow. Just put in a sheltered spot, not in full sun where they may dry out.
I only ever buy bare roots or plugs from J. Parkers, and only from their sales, they always look DEO, but potted up they soon shoot out. Worth a try?

tomato problems

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:06
Don't put them in the compost bin, put in a bag and out for the dustmen.

lawn invader

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:00
To put a pic on here you need to click on the little tree icon at the top of the posting box. Can't do it from iPhone though.

Carrot query

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 12:53
Do you not get rude shaped one by feeding Verdun?
I thought carrots split and grew hairs when the ground was fed in the same year as sowing?
I shall watch this thread as well.

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