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Slightly tender plants in beds - mulching help

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 08:13

Cheers Verd.  i won't put fleece on the ground, then.  Will stop trying to reinvent the wheel and use traditional mulch!  I'm lucky as I have a large copper beech that gives me a good supply of the seed shells for mulch instead  of bark.  And a good supply of leaf mold.  

Fireworks is going in the greenhouse.  At least it'll have a chance.  Will have to pull my finger out re looking after pots!

Slightly tender plants in beds - mulching help

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 06:55

Ps still interested in whether lying fleece on the ground helps?

Slightly tender plants in beds - mulching help

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 06:53

Oh, that's a shame.  I looked it up and it said that roots survive down to around minus 5 to minus 7 (although lose the leaves as you say) so I thought I might have a chance.

Wouldnt have spent that much on a annual!


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 06:44

I sometimes add a reply to a thread just so it appears in my followed threads list ( although soesnt always appear).  Is that what you're doing, Alan?

Slightly tender plants in beds - mulching help

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:51

Ah, so that's why cloches  can't be used.  You worked out what I meant by the grass then!   Always mix those two up!  It's pennisetum fireworks.  Impulse purchase not realising that it's on the tender side.  Given my dahlias survived Im considering putting it in the ground.  i have a greenhouse so could overwinter in a pot, but I'm not great at looking after pots.

Strange crinodendron friut?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:33

Just looked it up.  Such a pretty plant!  Says not fully hardy though.  Is that true?

Verbena bonanseris cuttings - can they go out into the border?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:29

That's interesting, Dorcas.  I wanted to use them in a particular area but thought they wouldn't be hardy enough - damp clay soil.  What's your soil like?  Perhaps more well drained than mine?  Maybe I should give them a go.

Double wall raised bed?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:26

Nice, Tetley!  Very impressed.

Slightly tender plants in beds - mulching help

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:18

I was wondering whether putting a fleece on the ground as well as / instead of an organic mulch gives increased protection for slightly tender plants? What about a cloche?  Am thinking of a slightly tender pennstemon grass and some dahlias.  (The dahlias surprisingly made it through last winter without any help so thinking of leaving them again this year.)

Rhubarb variety

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:51

That's a nice idea welsh onion. I tend to just put frozen rhubarb in microwave and have with yoghurt. Will add the orange next time

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