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Cytisus 'Lena' shrub

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:21

I am not quite sure why you would want to build a rockery in an area which is shady, as the majority of alpine type plants like lots of sun and very sharp drainage.


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:18

The main thing is to pot on regularly, rather than put into final size pot immediately. I would pot into the next pot you have , which is slightly bigger.


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 09:41

Morning all.

Eating a hot X bun and then hopefully venture outside.

Have a lovely day.


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:12

Cue for the Monty Python sketch?

To one off nematode slugs or not?

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 09:54

No they don't work on snails, as they live above ground.

There is no point using them until soil temperature is above 5C.


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 08:24

Morning all and happy Easter.

Yesterdays sunshine has been replaced with fog and rain.

Hope to get some more seed sowing and potting on done.

Enjoy whatever you are up to.

Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 22:48

I think it is important to remember that it is only the leaves of H.orientalis that need cutting back.

H,foetidus and H.corsicus should not have their leaves removed.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 15:57

Hi Runnybeak. It is the exit from the pond, which then flows into the main stream which flows the whole length of the garden, and is lovely when it is not flooding. It can vary from about 3 inches to 4 feet deep.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 15:53

A few hours in the garden today, very therapeutic. Planted out some Larkspur, normally I Spring sow the seeds, but this year, I Autumn sowed and the plants were a good 9 inches tall and very stocky.

Also planted out some Sanguisorba officianalis Tanna, very pretty foliage and the flowers work really well with grasses.

Right, bath time for me, see you later.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 15:47

 A few pictures from around the garden today. A little bit of sun makes a big difference.

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