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How did I kill my Calluna?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:13

I've two Calluna (garden girls) in pots; only bought last year.

One died a few weeks ago.  The other looks to be going the same way.

I've just looked them up on RHS plant selector and noticed that although it says full sun it says north west or east.  Do you think I've frazzled them in my south facing spot?

Or could it be watering them with tap water? (my camellia are ok though and they've been tap watered so it can't be that my tap water is very alkaline.)


Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:08

Yes please for seed!! I love them, but lost lost due to works on my garden. I was going to wait until they magically rebuild but if there's some seed going, i'll grab it!



Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:03

Oooh, thanks guys. I'll do some inspection in the morning.  Although given your comments I think it might go buy some true Englishbluebells.



Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:59

I've been intending to get some bluebells for my woodlandy area and like magic a single bluebell has appeared elsewhere in my garden.

Firstly, how do I be sure it's an English bluebell?  I don't what to encourage it if not.

Secondly, how best to try to develop it?  I need to move it as am about to put a path where it is.  So I'm going to get it into a pot. What next?


Tomatoes from seed - potting on

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:51

Ok, I'll get them into the little pots this weekend.  And then once pot bound, straight to final.  They are going into planters, 35cm diam, 45cm deep, 40L.  I was going to put 3 ia each. Does that sound about right? ( They are compact bushy   - meant for pots /hanging baskets)


Tomatoes from seed - potting on

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 19:41

Will do. Thanks for the help.

Tomatoes from seed - potting on

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 19:26

I've germinated my first seeds and am the proud owner of 20 strong compact bush tomato seedlings.   I'm about to transfer them into little pots before they go into their final containers - pots on my patio.   

Given that the patio pots can go into the coldframe, I'm wondering if I can get away with going straight to the final pots?  What's the benefit of slowly stepping up the pot size?


Wheelchair surface required - Suggestions please

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 20:26
No, the self binding gravel is the cinder / hoggin path.
By bonded resin I mean this stuff (nb no idea about the companies - just done a search):

Wheelchair surface required - Suggestions please

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 23:01
There's that bonded resin stuff that looks a bit like gravel but is a smooth (permeable) surface but I suspect that's expensive??
Or a cinder / hoggin path - likely to be cheapest especially if you've access to labour. But dusty and not sure if fits with modern theme.

Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 10:23
Just the 33 years left for me...

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