pinkpeony


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Hostafan ....

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 09:57

1Runnybeak1 - thank you for your very kind comment.   I joined the forum when I became 'head gardener' without qualifications and owe much to the kind and knowledgeable folk on here; I've learned a lot.


I love hostas,  but not brave enough to plant them out so may wind up with a garden full of pots!

Hostafan ....

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:44




Just spotted this thread on hostas and wonder if you can identify the first two for me; the third is Blue Angel potted up on advice from this forum and I have slate chippings on top, so far no slugs or snails.


The others are in 'long tom' pots without gravel or chippings and again no intruders - there is a label indicating that pic.1 is Touch of Class but I can't be sure.   First post with photos since the new set-up so I hope it works!!


Thanks

HEDGE REPLACEMENT

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:11

Thank you Ladybird4 and Verdun, your comments sent me off to the local garden centre this morning to look at your suggestions  - three sides of the car park there have hawthorn, yew and privet in the hedges so that me gave a good idea of how those particular shrubs might look. I have to confess I hadn't taken much notice before!!  


I have an osmanthus in my garden just over a metre high and  looking good but didn't think of it as an option - so decision time now.....    Verdun, I don't have Photinia or Eleagnus,  so have no experience of them, your advice is appreciated.


Thank you both again, I'm looking forward to planning and buying the plants (I'm getting someone else to do the digging out of the existing hedge which has been here since we moved in 30 years ago  - kept at 4ft high it now contains all manner of  'stuff'   - ivy is growing through, holly has appeared from somewhere, likewise ash?  Time for a change.

HEDGE REPLACEMENT

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 16:09

A 12 metre hedge separating my driveway from my neighbour needs to be replaced and I'd like some advice on what to plant - it needs to be easy maintenance as I'm the one who'll be looking after it!   I'm looking at photinia Red Robin and Eleagnus Ebbingei?  or possibly a mix of the two.   What would you recommend?


With thanks as always

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PRUNUS GLADULOSA 'ALBA PLENA'

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 13:04

I've been given this shrub in a 3 litre pot and would like to grow it in a container; I have a  12" square stone tub and wonder will it be large enough.  If not what size/shape do you advise and what soil/compost should I use?

Thanks as always for your help.

LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 10:29

Thanks everyone, the weather improved yesterday and when the man arrived with the scariifer the sun was shining.   I voiced my concerns and he seemed to know what he was about and certainly was not deterred by the conditions -  I attach a pic!  Disposing of the moss, thatch etc., was not included in the price so I have 12+ bags to take to the tip.   Perhaps the lawn was drier than I thought.    I've walked around and can only see one area in need of some repair/seeding - something else to learn.  Any comments?   Thanks again for your help


LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 09:16

The weather of the last few months has caused me to delay the scarification of my lawns and now  the work is due to be carried out today but its very wet here again this morning and I wonder if  I should cancel?   Your advice, please.  Many thanks.

 

Apologies - this has also been posted in the Talkback section in error

LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 09:13

The weather of the last few months has caused me to delay the scarification of my lawns and now  the work is due to be carried out today but its very wet here again this morning and I wonder if  I should cancel?   Your advice, please.  Many thanks.

CAMELLIA 'ELEGANS'

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 17:45

Thank you both for your replies - I have never pruned the plant; it is kept in a sheltered position at the side of the house over the winter and moved onto the patio when the flowers appear -  I have no means of collecting rainwater and until now have relied upon rainfall and topped up with tap water.  

Thanks again.

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HEDGE REPLACEMENT

WHAT TO CHOOSE? 
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