Latest posts by Obelixx

Moving House

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 13:59

If you're selling the house, the roses should stay with it unless you've told the buyers in advance.

To move them well, I would advise you to water them well and let it soak in and then dig them up with as much root as possible and re-plant in pots using good John Innes 3 compost.   Remove the blooms and half the foliage to reduce stress on the roots and keep them watered, but not soggy, and sheltered from sun and winds till the move.   Then you can care for them in their pots until you have the time to plant them properly in their new home.

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 13:55

23C here now and the sun is out between cloudy bits.  Lovely comfy temperature for me but I shall paint that wall anyway.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:51

That's a pity as it has a good little nursery full of tempting asters.

What to do before laying turf?

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:49

Spandy - as much compost as you can afford and mix the sharp sand in at the same time.  Spread it and fork it on then level as described above.   The more patient and effective you are now, the less grief later.

Yes, you will definitely need a hose and a sprinkler to water it adequately.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:36

BBC Be on a Show

What to do before laying turf?

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:17

It is nigh on impossible to get a lawn level once turf has been laid and started to grow.  As with most things worth doing, preparation is key to success.

Digging in compost will certainly help improve the soil and make for better grass.  After that rake it as evenly as you can then there is a technique of shuffling along with your weight on your heels so you cover and trample the whole surface to compact it and then rake again.

Lay your turf, water well and again if there is no rain until it knits with the soil below.   See this too - http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/maintain-the-garden/how-to-prepare-ground-for-a-new-lawn/

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:07

I like photobucket Chicky.  Easy way to share photos with friends and family and on here if you have more than 2 or 3.   It helps to organise them in a sequence you like in your own folder and then just go and have a cuppa while that uploads to Photobucket.

Here are the Picton Gardens near Malvern last September - http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/1609%20Picton%20gardens?sort=2&page=1

Just in case Busy gets a chance to visit while she's there for the flower show.

Clematis Montana

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:49

Sounds like frost damage to me.  They can be susceptible to late frosts damaging new foliage and flowers.   It should recover if only the tips have been affected.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:46

Missed that one Chicky.   Not keen on the gaudy tulips but really love the Collector's garden and stumpery. 

Any more pics of Keukenhof this year?

Plant Identification Please...

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:43

I agree.  Lysimachia punctata can be a thug and has unattractive - IMHO - yellow flowers.

You can check cultivation info for all of these on the RHS website or just google "plant name+cultivation".

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