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Latest posts by Verdun

Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:10

Ok aym ...you redeemed yourself 

Unhealthy bamboo

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 21:54

Zo F

wait for a few weeks.  Its prob not enjoying the winter.  

Fairy is right ...bamboos are fickle in pots.  

In spring fish blood and bone and mulch....keep watering consistent 

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 21:44

8225 toes 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:17

I would always use john innes for bare roots.  Bare roots need a reasonably moist compost and I feel mpc dries out too quickly.

i would only plant out when plant has grown to fill the pot. Why plant out early if you cannot see it?   also plants will grow more quickly and better in pots 

Trailing plants

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:12

Lithodora heavenly blue if the pot is big enough. similar requirements Margaret. 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:03

Craigh, 

how much did you water your plants?  JI will not drain as quickly as mpc.

dont water again until compost dries out a bit.  At this time of year you should water only lightly.  However, your bare roots will prob be fine.

All-year round garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:50

Bob

grasses and heleniums make a splendid summer scene. Throw in a couple of verbena bonariensis too 

hellebores for early spring, daphnes,,mahonia soft caress for winter, yes, camelias for now, and dicentras for mid spring.

one perennial I like a lot and it seems under used is euphorbia polychroma.  A dome of chrome yellow flowers in May/June planted next to a dwarf berberis atro nana makes a superb display then.

if your soil is reasonably good check out astrantias....long flowering domes of pink or red.  If any part is moist astilbes will give plumes of summer colour over copper coloured ( if you choose right varieties) spring foliage 

However, a photo would help 

 

Lupins

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:37

I am just too darn lazy and impatient so never grown lupins from seed. 

however, lupins are indispensable here.  Love them.  For that, sometimes, blank period between late spring and early summer lupins fill the gap and do so admirably.  Big fat spires of yellow, blue, red, pink and white, what else compares?  

I lift and divide a few in summer so my supply continues in the colours I choose  

Jobs in your garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:31

Once is enough Lyn 

Jobs in your garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 12:15

Hostafan, always been nervous of adding "recycled beer" to the compost heap directly.  If there is a mouse...worse a rat...there an attack against my person is always a worry 

warm sunny right now

had to intervene in a motor accident this morning..

....the driver had demolished a shop display and he had narrowly missed injuring someone.  These powered wheelchair drivers instore are lethal.    Beware!  These drivers are heavily armed with vicious walking sticks and equally vicious tongues.  Hilarious as the wheelchair was stuck much to the driver's annoyance   (I wasn't the only one unable to supress mirth....further annoying the driver  

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Is there any better foliage ?

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He's a notty boy !

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Thought for Lyn

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Brrrrrrrrrrr

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More haste.......

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HAVE COMPOST SUPPLIERS UPPED THEIR GAME THIS YEAR.

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Value or not?

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Go large or divide again....

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What the hellebores is going on?

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DRAT, NOT AGAIN

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Robins holding up business

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Plants for heavy clay soil

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Storm names!

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IS THAT ALL YOU GOT JAKE.

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