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Recommend a dwarf mound lavender

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 15:51

Most lavendars if pruned  hard every year from young after  flowering will provide a nice mound Bonsai Marc. Pruning is the "secret" 

Munstead is a good dwarfish purple.  Folgate is one I have planted as individual specimens.  

There are lots of varieties out there and I have tried some of them....white, red and white and some novelties but for me they were weak uninspiring plants.

i would go online and see what are available.....actually think I will do the same 

The Secret History Of The British Garden

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 15:41

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The Secret History Of The British Garden

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 15:40

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Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 14:39

Ooooooooo, excited now 

Basic Acer Advice

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 14:38

No, don't leave them for another year Balconynovice.

bear in mind acers hate strong afternoon sunshine, cold winds and draughts when positioning your acers

check the roots on your acers and tease them out a little.  Choose a pot a couple of sizes larger. Use john innes compost.....although acid soil is not essential I would go,for a john innes ericaceous soil.  Water in well. 

I would be inclined too to fleece them this first winter

Help. Plant ID in new garden.

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 14:33

Russ, you can prune beech hard back.  It would be inclined to cut it back by, say. a third and then cut it again next year.

i would suggest doing it now and up to late winter.  It will help you to decide how much to prune your skimmia then 

And clean,,no jagged, cuts.

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:25

Sorree!  Can I have a donut now? 

Bare root roses

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:22

Sammymummy,,plant deep. spend time getting plenty of goodness in the hole and mix plus mycchorhizal fungi around the roots.  Take time to spread those roots as wide as possible. Water well.  Mulch well.  Perfect conditions for planting right now...you prob wont get better 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:15

Add vinegar hosta.  

 

What's in your bag?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:13

Nice to meet you Nora.  (You going to make sure we all behave? )

the quality of various composts has deteriorated over recent years.  Pieces of plastic, wood and wool have accompanied purchased compost. 

I would pay more for a better product too.  Could be sieved better.  I think compost is often deliberately padded out with junk to give an impression of value. 

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