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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:53

Morning folks 

cold morning.  Sunny now

Plant ID Help!

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:52

Missy Krissie, yes a weed ..for me anyway.  as said euphorbia sap will burn your skin. Get rid 

Perennial ground cover for shade.

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:32

Brunneras like Hadspen Cream will do well there.....forget-me-not blue flowers in spring on nice variegated foliage.  bergenias too with purple red foliage.  

Bright Bubbly Garden

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:27

Yes sow seeds indoors.....cosmos,,cornflowers, etc.  I don't grow many annuals to advise but I'm sure plenty will add their suggestions 

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:04

Aym, you know you will need another variety, don't you?  

I would not feed if they are that small but a high potash fertiliser/tomato fertiliser will help 

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:54

Peter, anything that contains soil will be suitable for blueberries but use john innes ericaceous soil not ericaceous compost.  2 tyres would do but 3 better for long term growth. 

spend a bit more on your bushes too...don't go for tiny cheap plants.  Check out Trehane blueberries online for compatable varieties...2 for pollination. 

Bright Bubbly Garden

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:46


how about getting your lawn in good heart first?  A simple feed will do the trick and make a heck of a difference 

As I said before, I think putting in annuals for lots of colour this summer would give you time to consider a shrub or two and a climber or two there.  

assess  your soil too witb a ph test to find out if it is acid or alkaline. is your soil heavy or light?  It all helps us give you ideas about plants suitable for you 

in your front garden lavendar fits in well with a formal garden as well as providing loads of summer colour and scent. 

Bright Bubbly Garden

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 19:32

Natalie, lilies will continue the colour into mid summer after your daffs etc have gone over. nice bright foliage too.  Check out the Regal lilies....they are white and heavily scented.

can you post a picture of your garden?

for economy and to gve you time to consider what you want to do with your garden why not go for annuals this spring and summer?  Ypu can sow seeds or visit garden centres or nurseries for ideas 


Posted: 17/03/2016 at 19:24

Lou,,which hyssop?  The herbs?  Ornamentals? 

Festuca glauca Intense Blue

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 19:17

Keenongreen, I too divide my festucas every 2 years or so. It seems to keep them young.

I think the long wet winter has helped keep,festucas on the green side.  

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