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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 07:55

Trouty, keep re potting as they grow.  

Some will say plant out when they have filled 9 cm pots but don't.  Plant them out only when they have filled at least 1 litre pots.  They will start to produce tubers in late summer 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 07:30

Morning everyone 

warm and blue sky now.  Damp overnight

notice astilbes, hackon grasses have grown overnight..! ..but everything is moving apace now

Planting out hostas

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:27

it is an amazing time of year hosta 

Planting out hostas

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:17

Winter, I have not noticed any such changes neither in size nor colour . Decent size divisions usually have a vigour outdoing the original plant in my experience.

hey!  Hostas popping up everywhere now and some with pretty long leaves 

Slug pellets

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:13

Ken, NO.  Never use slug pellets around your tomatoes or any veg.  Why would you want to?  Growing your own gives you the opportunity to grow pesticide, etc., free produce.  If you use pellets then jusf as well buy from the shops for their chemical rich crops 

Try nematodes for slugs instead 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:05


Skimmia problem

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:04

As with many plants, another variety nearby does improve things. I would always plant  2.  

lisa if the leaves are light green that's fne.  If they are yellow it indicates too alkaline a soil.   However,if planted in the autumn it hasn't had a chance to establish itself yet.  Many shrubs will not flower when first planted.  


Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:58

My favourite iris is Mount Everest . It flowers early, flowering now, and will flower a while yet.  Beautiful thing ...pure white with yellow eye....tall and impressive.


B3, if it has "migrated" surely you can divide one piece?  I Agree with should flower profusely so prob is starved and congested.  Dont be afraid to do it.  I would do it asap. I think you will be pleased you did 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:50

Important days though Dove.  Days you will treasure 

Moving plants this summer

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:48

I knew a very naughty person who took her heathers and poked in the cut off tops in their place 

Abbie,,if they are young I would leave them all behind unless you have spoken to the people buying your house.  Perhaps just mention the rhododendron. They are easily replaced and something less to worry about when moving 

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