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Transplanting hydrangeas

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:00

Good "cunning" plan bulkerb.

yes, you can do that however you can plant out from pots now.  

You might as well plant them out now......soil is warm and moist; perfect.  Soak in bucket of water and tease oit roots.  Dig in lots of compost and dried manure.  Water well.  Mulch .  They will be fine 

I have plants here plunged in the ground still in their pots waiting for me to dig up a large conifer in a a few weeks. if the ground was ready I would plant them out now though 

Last edited: 02 September 2016 20:03:34

Today's work

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:39

Ok, you thought it all out.  Brilliant. 

Today's work

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:36

ah!  You posted second picture after my question Bulkerb.

......and with the rhizome on the sunny side bulkerb.   As much hot sun as possible.  Ideally a late spring or early summer job.

mixed oolours ?  Will look superb when they flower 

Last edited: 02 September 2016 18:38:41

Snail town

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:31

I think BG have a trial going where a bed is double dug, another double dug and mulched, another mulched only  only and another with no treatment at all

my feeling is double dig initially then add compost every year 

Hosta, at my local nursery yesterday I noticed they had cannas there and they clearly had virus.  The nursery had burned virus stock last year......!!  

Today's work

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:25

Been pretty busy there bulkerb 

what will you plant in the empty bed? 

Can i chop/move a large cotinus??

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:22

Not right to the ground......i like to cut to lowest points on all the stems.  No "marks" really except to try where shoots can be seen noviceneedshelp 

don't cut it yet because it will provide good foliage yet for a few it when the leaves drop.  You can take some cuttings now if you like to. 

Garden rescue

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:00

Yes Perki 

Snail town

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:59

Interesting question Hosta.

so many things are said and written that often we accept and don't challenge.  

do birds eat only healthy snails and slugs?   mother nature seems to provide sensible instinct 

secondary poisoning?  I havent seen any dead birds around here

I use pellets very sparingly and try to place them under slate or aluminium "tunnels" 

Carrot Issues

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:19

Looking good Chris

grow mine straight in the ground and almost finished them now after eating since May.  Thought I was sun tanned but my cruel relatives call me orange or carrot face cos I eat so many.

your experiment worked......always good to try out things 

Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:15

Clark, Sumac is not a gatden tree.  Plant something else.  It eventually causes problems in most gardens by suckering everywhere and is a thug.  

There is another thread about this...check it out 

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