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Posted: 05/06/2015 at 13:04

Check out geum totally tangerine.  Flowers for weeks from May until late summer charley.  Pulmonarias too?  Whites, blues and pinks ....some have superb foliage too

Whats happening to my conifer - going brown

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 13:00

Keep them well watered Mattt.  A thorough soaking now and then is far better than little and often.  I would still inform B &. Q.  Ask for the manager of the store.  take a picture of your planting....healthy and unhealthy ones.  You should get replacement or refund. I have often returned plants, tools, products to them without issues


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:55

Well....what rain?  Slight, very slight drizzle earlier and now hot.  

Love that Mungo Jerry track.......he has a beautiful soothing easy on the ear voice .  Seriously a fun track that makes me smile.

bought a white astilbe this morning from a local nursery...always get a bargain there.  Removed a very inferior hellebore ........ruthless me 

nematodes for carrots arrived today........I have removed the fleece and see how nematodes work on their own.  My regime in future will be nematodes early in spring followed by fleece.  Theoretically this should pre empt future over wintering flies.  

Whats happening to my conifer - going brown

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:47

No Mattt.  Thats it for them?  When did you buy them? Perhaps they have a growth warranty.....many garden centres do but if less than one year planted you still,could get a refund.

Shrivelled and dry mail order plants?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:44

Louise......i agree totally with Matt.  Do not accept a reduction.  Say the plants are "not fit for purpose".  They were supplied in a poor state.  Demand a full refund.  You will get it.  If all else fails, tell them this has been reported on a national forum.  do it louise.  What do you think will,happen to you by (rightfully) complaining?  The sky wont fall in. 

Whats happening to my conifer - going brown

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:40

No mattt.  They will not survive.  Possibly dried out.....perhaps at planting time they were root bound or dry.  

Why not ring the changes and plant different shrubs there instead? 

Plant suggestions for my front garden

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:35

Hydrangeas will struggle there in a hot sunny situation Scgh.

a phormium in the centre would look nice there.......a cream variety like Tricolour would look nice in front of the red wall.

senecio sunshine is a low growing, mound forming grey foliage yellow flowered shrub and would enjoy those conditions. i agree with choisya, the green form.  aromatic evergreen glossy foliage with delightfully scented flowers in late spring. 

A conifer like taxus standishii for a lovely erect narrow shape or a mound forming variety will give easy care, attractive foliage. 

For a brilliant show of colour from spring to autumn check out cotinus royal purple.  Spectacular red/purple foliage amd would thrive there.


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:00

Morning folks.  Some drizzle on its way soon then clearing again.

Hostafan, clearly I dont know you but my feeling is you have all fhe "ingredients" to run a nursery.  Go for it if its your dream.  I  had a couple of opportunities to own a nursery but used a lot of pessimistic thoughts to argue myself out of it.  Have raised and sold plants successfully.....good money to be made if you are competitive.    Of course you already have a market here on the forum . Good luck whatever you decide.




Posted: 05/06/2015 at 00:20

Hyacinths maybe charley?

Digitalis illumination pink

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 22:02

A lot of hype about new there is about everything new.  Illumimation pink is not a true perennial by any means.  Currently I have white foxgloves flowering in my garden and I love em but they will be gone when summer is over.  Nothing wrong with traditional biennial foxgloves


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