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Poor Soil ?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 12:15

A series of terraces would be a good way to nullify the slope and help to retain soil.


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 08:20

Morning all.

Grey but warm here.

Long list of garden jobs to do today, highly unlikely I will stick to it though. Much more likely that I will do more "artistic" arranging of plants.

Never grown wisteria, but surely worth it for those few weeks of beauty.

Growing Peony's

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:51

Are they tree or herbaceous Peonys?


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 14:13

Rest of the Dahlias potted up, except for a few that I put directly into the ground, in early May.

Much warmer now and I think it is getting hot later in the week, shame I am off to Scotland, probably be snowing up there.

A bit of horizontal weeding this pm, I think.

Peony ID

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:28

It is a tree Peony, but which one I can't tell.


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:48

Morning all.

Frost overnight, but sunny now and warming up.

Plan to get rest of the Dahlias potted up today.

I grow 5 types of Cannas, although not sure what all of them are, as grown from half inched seed, obtained from garden visits. Grew Tropicana Black for first time last year, nice plant.


Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:38

Your compost heap is not getting hot enough to kill the seeds. this is not unusual, many of our heaps are similar.

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:37

Tulip fire? A virus that affects Tulips. Not treatable I'm afraid.

Acer Palmatum 'Little Princess'

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 11:50

Acers like partial shade, in a sheltered spot, they do not like wind.

They are woodland plants and would preferably choose a slightly acid soil. I would use a mixture of John Innes 3 / Ericaceous compost / leaf mold.

Without seeing the plant hard to comment on removing the cane.

Does anyone recognise this dahlia?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 11:45

Love the Honka series, very different flowers from most Dahlias. They had a lovely collection at the Garden House in Devon, when I visited a few years ago.

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