Tetley


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Plants to create privacy

Posted: Yesterday at 23:05

Maybe some tall grasses would be suitable.  Miscanthus Zebrina, or Silberfeder, are two that I grow. They get to about 7ft tall.  Obelisks and climbers may also work  

Enough is enough

Posted: Yesterday at 22:57

Well, Kornflake....you made a right good job of introducing yourself to our forum didn`t you.   

Clematis and lavender border

Posted: Yesterday at 12:46

   It is sooo good though to know just where to look for slugs - makes the eradication quicker.   I get loads of snails too by leaving a few upside down pots   

Clematis and lavender border

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 21:18

Pokhim,  It is just the roots that need the shade with the clematis.  The secret is to plant it nice and deep.  Anything (like the clematis) that needs extra watering can be planted along with an upside down plastic bottle with the bottom removed, so that you can funnel the extra water right down to the roots.  Extra shade can be provided with a couple of rocks or a bit of slate  

Hydrangea problem

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:19

Ditto.......it is not suffering at all Jenson, just getting ready for its well earned rest  

Odd

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 21:09

Doubt it      Edit - that answer for Aym - didn`t get it in quick enough           

Last edited: 28 September 2016 21:11:20

Foliage plant ID please.

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 21:05

Yes, plectranthus makes good growth in the first year.  I`d take the cuttings early, preferably with bottom heat.

Does anyone know these shrubs?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:58

The first one might be buddleia alternifolia  

Tree Ferns

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:49

At some stage along the line your tree fern has lacked sufficient water Dave.  When you think you have given it enough water, I guarantee it will need more.  This is exactly what happens under those circumstances, and I learned the hard way - jolly expensive lesson.


I reckon you may save yours, but it might take a year or even more.  I would stand the pot in a tray of water, as well as your normal routine, and maybe add a little liquid feed in the spring (to the water in the tray)


As usual wrap the crown up well and add a bunch of straw (and a woolly hat with a pom pom) for the winter.             Good luck  


PS....Once a week is not enough 

Last edited: 28 September 2016 20:50:50

Notifications...

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:02

Crikey, it was like a tidal wave  

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