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Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 14:57

Don't buy them for that reason Cat. They'll suck up the water in the summer but won't make a bit of difference between October and March. 

and they're not the only things that grow in boggy ground.


Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 14:35

I'd leave them and think about it. Visualize them in your garden. If you have room and like the idea get something smaller. You can plant any time if you get container grown plants.

Have you seen them growing in gardens? interesting, useful for dried arrangements, but I don't find them attractive.

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 11:26

If they've just got hessian round bare roots and have been like that for 7 weeks already I'd leave them at the GC.

Tortuous is the word but tortured describes them well

Have you got plenty of space? They're potentially big trees.

what are you excited about?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 08:20

Fritillaries flowering Verdun

I'll have a bit of a wait yet

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 08:00

My bergenia never thrive Victoria. I think one clump has snuffed it but may have been undermined by rodents/moles and nothing round the roots. I haven't investigated yet

Iris unguicularis

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 07:57

Thanks Dave, you just get more and more dead leaves over the years and they don't pull off easily like most dead leaves. Maybe that's all non-bulbous irises, the pseudocorus have very tough dead leaves as well.

Mine had a hair cut 2 years ago when we painted the outside of the house and they look better for it. I don't want to weaken the plant by doing it too often. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 22:08

A cold frame or cold GH would be suitable now, they won't need keeping warm.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 21:10

trifid, read your earlier post

If the seeds have germinated they don't need to go back in the fridge

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 20:51

trifid, seeds or seedlings?

Iris unguicularis

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 20:42

A friend used to cut her Iris unguicularis right back after flowering. I've never done that, I thought it would need its leaves. They are very tatty though. 

What do other people do?

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