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Spent summer tub soil, what to do next?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 16:05

Thank you Bob for your reply  

It is just a multipurpose compost. 

What do you do with spent multipurpose compost, can you tip it into your borders? Will it help improve soil structure? I wouldn't  know how to dispose of it otherwise. 

Spent summer tub soil, what to do next?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:33

I'm not sure what you do next..when you've planted a large tub for summer annuals and then want to clear that and use the same tub for winter plants.

Do you have to remove all the soil, as the soil is spent and will have very little nutrition? Or can you add some nourishment, like chicken pellets and replant into the same soil?

Wisteria advice

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 14:14
Busy-Lizzie says:

I grew 3 from seed. Mine died  My friend's did really well and flowered after about 4 years then they moved house. My daughter's flowered after 6 years, now it's huge and they've just moved house.

See original post

 That's promising, thanks for the reply. 

Wisteria advice

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:07

any advice? I'm not sure if it's worth putting any effort into keeping it, and therefore chucking it out if it won't flower for many many years. 

Wisteria advice

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 10:00

My mum bought a Wisteria (9cm pot) and then gave it to me. She'd bought it from a supermarket for £4.

Since I didn't know much about Wisteria, I had a read about them online and found the best ones to buy are those grafted. I checked the plant and it's not a graft. So I contacted the supermarket to clarify and they replied it's from a cutting, so not grown from seed and not a graft. 

Any information, experience or advice with Wisteria plants grown from cuttings. I read that those from seed may not flower for 20 years and those on grafts are more reliable, so should I expect one that's from a cutting to be in between?

Any experience from people buying Wisteria bought from Supermarkets?

Many Thanks for reading

Info on moving a clump of irises

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 11:50
Thank you all for your replies. You have all given me food for thought. 
I was suprised where it's growing and how well it seems to be doing, as it's growing next to the base of a tree and the soil is fairly dry.
I might dig up half and put in a pot, and see how that goes, and not expect it to flower next year. Then leave the other in situ to examine the flowers next year, and make a dexcision about its fate next year. 
Thank you ALL once again. 

Info on moving a clump of irises

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:57

I love surprise plants. I've been in this house for six years and noticed each year sword like foliage kept sprouting up. And then this year, it flowered, I realised it was a yellow iris. However, I have different plans for the area they are growing in. I had planted Crocosmia in the area and they, the irises, are taking over. They are growing below a tree and the soil is fairly dry.

If they can be moved, I have a plan for them.

Is this time of year a good time to move them?

Do they fair well in pots?

Choisya ternata, how far to plant apart?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 10:41

I've just bought two Choisya ternata. I want them to overlap comfortably and not to have any obvious gap. How far apart should I plant them?

The guide says they "can" spread 2.5m, but I've also seen they might only spread 1.5m.

Plant recommendations

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 14:57

Can anyone recommend a plant to put into these two containers?

Currently contains two buxus plants. When I moved in they were left behind. I hadn't a plan for them, so potted them in these containers. I want a change now.

Its the front garden and north facing. Shade for most of the day, especially during winter. A bit exposed to the wind, the street seems a channel for it in October, and I live in the north east of England. Would like something evergreen or something interesting in the winter.

I had thought about sarcococca confusa.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks for reading 



Lawn Aerator Shoes

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:53

My lawn feels hard and lumpy.  Would the aeration and adding the sharp sand help a compacted lawn.

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