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Posted: 27/12/2014 at 08:22

 Morning forkers. No snow here or any signs of it.  Some rain but doesn't feel too cold....may change my mind in mo when I take my dog.

KEF, I can eat all your spare food......I can do that for you 



Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:44

It's called style Busy 

enjoy your day Matty 

Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:41

Imperata can be damaged in winter.  I recall a few years back wanting these only to be told stocks were killed over winter.  However, I have plants never damaged over winter......mild s.w.   Winter wet is a threat so JamesO if your soil,is heavy I would consider a sheet of glass or a cloche 

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 18:52

I win 

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 17:54

very critical of mpc these days. Edd.  Most are terrible I think.  Any long term composts for me will always be J I.

also feeding edible crops would mean organic fertilisers.


small red blood cells

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 16:54

I am quite lovely  aren't I? 

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 16:52

Oops! Sorry Edd!  Our posts crossed at same time. We disagree as all gardeners do 

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 16:51

Hiya insanhamaz,

i would not use mpc no matter what has been added.  John Innes is a far better choice.  Gives body, weight, does not dry out as quickly and holds onto nutrient and moisture better.

also better in the ground but as big a pot as you can.

feeding?  I would not add feed right now.....a balanced fish blood and bone in spring is better in my opinion

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 16:38

I now have an abundance of perennials and grasses available to plant out in spring.....because of divisions and purchases......and they are all, for me, must haves. I tend to grow lots of grasses cos I love em but have loads of sheer colour power for next year too. I will expand a couple of borders and revamp another but right now am at a loss as to more grasses instead of flower.  Both appeal to me

of course, this is  a ".problem" for all of you too so what are you planning to grow more/less of next year and are you thinking larger Impact groups or more individuals? Radical changes, subtle ones, more low maintenance, more structure perhaps?  

Verbena Bonensiaris

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 16:21

Not tried cuttings of Bonariensis simply because I get so many seedlings by late summer/autumn that I pot these up.  I have noticed some subtle differences in flower colour.....some slightly more pink and some more blue.

however, I grow Rigida and Homestead Purple and these are very easy to propagate by cuttings.  Often they will layer themselves.  try cuttings though of bonariensis and keep in warm indoors.  

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