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Sowing Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 14:30

Flowers!?! I hadn't realised it would flower! I'll move into shade and then my tiny Pieris can live in it's dappled shade.

Pieris in shade

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 14:24

I had no idead about acid, I'm a complete novice! I just picked it up because it's a lovely plant

I don't have any dappled shade yet. At 20cm, it's one of the tallest of my growing collection of very young shrubs in pots. Perhaps I'll leave it in a pot for the time being and see how things develop...

Sowing Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 12:20

Nutcutlet, I think I've got the golden grass already only I had no idea what it was! Currently sat in the sunniest spot in my garden, so I shall move it!

Sowing Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 11:58

Thanks! I'll give it a go

Pieris in shade

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 11:57

Hello, I picked up a young Peiris, forest flame, in wilkinsons the other week, just because it looked so nice, with it's white flowers and green and red foliage.

I had I thought I might plant it in one of the northernmost corners of my garden, which have yet to get any direct sun this year due to the 5ft fence. I think it is supposed to be in full sun/part shade, but I wondered whether in practice anyone has experience of growing them in shade?


Sowing Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 11:51

Can I ask (sorry to hijack Andy), are these grasses ok in shade?

The last metre or so of my otherwise very bright south facing garden has yet to get any direct sun this year. I'm risking it with some wildflower mix, but something with a bit of height would be good and I like the sound of 'billowing'.

Andy, wildflowers and ornamental grass sounds like a lovely combination - hence copying!


worth buying primroses now?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:06

When do you divide primroses then? I love my primroses and some of them have gotten absolutely huge since I planted them in Feb

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 16:29

Yes I've heard you can do the same thing with a 50:50 mix of baking soda and icing sugar. I assume ant powder is the same sort of thing though - they eat it and take it back the nest and feed it to their compatriots and die. I hope it's not meant to work instantly, cos there's a lot of white ants running around among my sweet peas and not dying as of yet...

I shall try a kettle of boiling water next... Possibly infused with mint...


Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 16:07

I've whipped out the ant powder and squirted (puffed??) liberally all over what I exposed and down into the as many holes as I could see.

MMP no way could I have kept on digging, there were so many ants and they actually SMELLED . Not strong, but a definite odour. Yeah, my ants are definitely gonna have to go - they're 2m from the house, if not closer depending how much nest there is under ground.


Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 11:20

I too found an absolutely enormous (but hopefully no as big as yours) nest yesterday, so I'm watching this with interest.

Mine is around a fence post and running behind three upright paving slabs, which retain next doors patio, which is c. 0.5 m higher than ours. My ants sem to be extending - they had uprooted one of my young sweet pea plants last night! God knows how far under the garden they go - I stopped digging once I saw the baby ants


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