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Oops I'm in the dog house

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 20:17

I buy plants in the sale and swap cuttings to keep the cost down but if I do really want something for the garden, I'll get it and hang the cost!

I seem to be spending a lot on bird seeds at the moment and getting a great deal of pleasure out of watching little flurry's of sparrows dart around the garden.


Posted: 17/10/2013 at 20:13

I found the thread! according to Titchmarsh in this month's mag,  " the ideal soil is fertile slightly sandy loam containing plenty of leaf mould or other well rotted organic matter - any good garden soil as long as it's rich in humus" it goes on to say Japanese maples prefer lime free & slightly acidic... I've been growing them for some years from tiny trees to very large ones - I think the key is to protect them from the extremes, sun and wind being the worst. I think I'll wait until February to replant now.

Can I repot my Acer now?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 20:06

Thanks that's really helpful. I'll check out the thread first and then decide. I'm cross actually because someone who was very convincing made me cut a tall section off at the end of the summer. He siad it was struggling and then I read that it was the wrong thing to do, it just needed more room for water and better soil. So now I really want to do what's right by it!

Can I repot my Acer now?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:58


I have a very large and beautiful acer in a pot that's too small. This summer the plant has really struggled so I've invested in a new larger 3/4 barrel. Can I move the acer to its new home now or do I have to wait for the spring as advised in the September issue? I really don't want to loose it; I want to give it the right soil and conditions, which it currently doesn't have.



Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:18

definitely agapanthus and mine hasn't flowered yet either and it's about the same size. I'm hoping it will next year but it was very small when I got it in May.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:11

Thanks for the advice. Mother & child are now seperate and doing well.

Much appreciated.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 14:14

Hi I'm Sarah and I'm new to this so hello everyone.

I have a beautiful Torbay Dazzler in a large pot that has a baby plant attached about 18inches tall. I want to seperate the new plant without damaging either and I want the original plant to stay in the pot.

Here's a photo of the two plants. What is the best way to do this please?


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John Wayne is big leggy!

what would you do? 
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Can I repot my Acer now?

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seperating coryline plants 
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