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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 

potted grass

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:11

B3, I grow both, Pennisetum  Rubrum and Uncinia unciniata Rubrum and had to look a couple of times at your picture to decide which.  

it is can plant it out, keep it in the pot or divide it.  It is tough and hardy 

no, too much sun does not "destripe" a grass as far as I know but some can be bleached by it, for example, Bowles Golden Grass.

some grasses like M. Zebrinus start off plain green and develop their horizontal bars in mid summer.  In too much shade some variegated grasses like C. overdam can lose their can variegated shrubs and other perennials.

most carex prefer shade though.  Maybe you can post a picture of yours.

put a plant where it likes to be.......

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:46

Been a damp morning but now quite sunny.  

Sorry GD, tonight and tomorrow morning will see heavy rain and gale force winds......well, that's what "they" say 

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