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What's in your bag?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 07:22

Can you still get peat Tetley? 

Sieved soil...my own is sandy loam...sieved mushroom compost and perlite makes a good mixture for containers for me.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 23:27

Morning?  Morning Pat?  Haven't got to bed yet 

I remember Christmas in Aussie as a kid.  On the beach. Lovely.

have fun out there Pat

Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 23:05

Pansyface, you know that winter hasn't started yet?  We are still in autumn until next week.  I'm sure we will have cold, even very cold, weather.......everything averages out

min temp last night, according to neighbour, waa 13 

What's in your bag?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 15:58

The very best compost can be produced ourselves.  We know the ingredients, don't we?  

Hmmmmm!  In reality though I don't turn my heaps enough so don't produce the heat for best quality compost.  I pile everything in but I do need to up my game.  

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.

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