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PAMPAS GRASS REMOVAL

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:34

Thanks Bekkie - the pampas wasn't diseased, the bed was crowded so I had to choose what should go - as the pampas was always tangled with bindweed from a neighbouring garden it had to go!   The removal of the grass has exposed  a fair expanse of fencing..... I thought trellis and a scented climber, maybe jasmine, but open to other ideas??

PAMPAS GRASS REMOVAL

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:15

I've removed a pampas grass this week and am now left with an area to level - I propose to use some good top soil to level this and the surrounding bed but before doing so I'd like some advice on 'treatment'; when the root of the pampas was lifted I found  several slugs and their eggs, should I use slug pellets on the surface or dig them in?  Is it best the leave the area to 'rest' for a while before digging over and applying the topsoil, then how long before new shrubs can be planted?   Lots of question as usual - hope you can help.  Many thanks.

CLEMATIS 'REBECCA'

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:47

Thank you, Fairygirl.   So much damage has been done around the garden this year by slugs and snails and yet neighbouring plots seem unaffected??  I've just cleared a lupin bed which has been destroyed!!  I shall take your advice on the clematis and then clear the soil around it - I have some pine cones left from Christmas so they'll be put to good use.....

Thanks again.

CLEMATIS 'REBECCA'

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:18

The plant is not thriving (I think it was planted approx. 5 years ago) and several leaves are brown (almost black) and crisp. It has flowered but the blooms are very sad and 'floppy'; it has suffered snail damage - we have been inundated by both slugs and snails -  maybe they could be the cause??  Unable to post a picture at present but wonder if from my description you may be able to offer some advice.  Should it be cut back now and if so, by how much?

Hope you can help

Many thanks

ROSES

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 12:46

Many thanks Dove and Bob, I've started to dig in the manure and wlll use the micorrhizal fungi (bought from GC yesterday), already had the fish blood and bone so now fully equipped!  Hopefully the bed will be ready when the roses arrive - I've ordered from Peter Beales having been given a catalogue by a friend.

Tempted to sit in the sun today, but keen to get things done - the raised bed has a border of lavender and has a Salix Flamingo as a 'centrepiece' and an acer dissectum at one end.. Will the treatment I am working on now have any adverse effect on these?   I also need ideas for other evergreen shrubs to ensure all year round interest .........?

Thank you both for your advice

 

 

 

 

ROSES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 12:30

I put back delivery of some bare root roses due to the wet weather, but they are now due to arrive in the next few days.   They will be in a raised bed previously occupied by perennials - I'm weeding and digging over the plot and have some farmyard manure (in bags from GC) to add.  New to growing roses,my question is - should  the manure be spread and left for a while or should it be dug in?  And should I add anything to the planting hole?   Your advice, please

Many thanks

This question was posted in TALKBACK in error - apologies. Pink P

ROSES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 12:27

I put back delivery of some bare root roses due to the wet weather, but they are now due to arrive in the next few days.   They will be in a raised bed previously occupied by perennials - I'm weeding and digging over the plot and have some farmyard manure (in bags from GC) to add.  New to growing roses,my question is - should  the manure be spread and left for a while or should it be dug in?  And should I add anything to the planting hole?   Your advice, please

Many thanks

ADVICE ON PLANTING PLEASE

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:01

Bought some 6 inch plastic pots for the agapanthus and will use Levingtons Multi Purpose Compost, will this be OK?  I also have some horticultural grit that I can add - your help once more, please.

 

Thank you.

 

ADVICE ON PLANTING PLEASE

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:11

Thank you all so much - I shall pot them up and then wait till later in the year to plant out, though it seems they prefer being grown in pots....    I really don't have any more space for pots  but do need to fill the borders, the spot I have in mind already has blue/purple hardy geraniums and purple lupins and so I thought the agapanthus would make a suitable companion, but perhaps sinking the pots into the ground as suggested by Dovefromabove is the solution.

Thanks once again, as always your advice is much appreciated.

 

 

ADVICE ON PLANTING PLEASE

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:40

A delivery mix up this week has resulted in me receiving 6 Agapanthus roots (size 1-2 eyes);  the packaging tells me to plant August onwards;  I'd like them in a sunny border and wonder if they will 'keep' in the pack until the recommended planting time or if  I can plant out sooner. 

Your advice, please.

Many thanks.

 

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