Verdun


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Hellebores

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:53

Re hellebore hybrids I remove EVERY leaf now.  A mulch too....mushroom compost is ideal but a mixture of compost and dried manure.....after a tidy up around the plants.  


By taking away all the foliage...(this helps prevent the build up of H. Black spot later)  it doesn't weaken hellebores but allows the newly emerging flower buds to be seen without foliage obscuring them. 


I grow several hellebores...doubles, singles from  white to yellow to dark purple including some with dark, almost purple, foliage.  Wonderful late winter to spring additions to any garden 

Too cold to plant out now?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 18:19

Yes another tough as old boots 

Too cold to plant out now?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:42

The Olive and bay will be fine...have a fleece handy for the olive in cold spells.  The choisya and buddleia too will be fine....get them all planted out


those 9cm plants.......pot them on into 1 litre pots and put in the gh ...my preference....or leave outside.  


Polys and primroses if in 1 litre pots can go out;  however, I would pot on again to grow even more before planting and remove any buds.  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:33

No gardening today but weather has alternated between sunshine and showers.  Feeling colder.  Got an assurance of plants being available at clearance prices next month.  Got my eye on one or two beauties so hoping nobody else has  

ginger lily

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:29

Opposite problem down here.  Ginger lilies grow so BIG, so FAST and so AGGRESSIVELY.


they grow well in pots of john innes


they like warmth but not indoors 

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:23

Well ahead of the game jacqueline '


looking good there 

WORMCASTS

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:20

Remove wormcasts when dry...anything will do.  back of a rake, lawn rake, lute anything.  Dry wormcasts will brush nicely into the grass 


A good looking lawn is a prize indeed to enhance any garden and wormcasts can spoil it if allowed to.  

Andy Murray

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:14

Well done Andy Murray.  He targeted the number one spot, went for it and got it.  pleased for him 

Too cold to plant out now?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:09

Thedjjj


what plants are they?  What size.....what size pots?   Were they outside when you bought them?


I am currently planting out stuff that has been growing in pots outside and not too small.  Hardy plants of good size will be fine


repotting is fine too  compost wont be "too cold" at all 

Shakes you...

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 16:08

yes agree.  Takes away all belief in a pleasant divine being.  In contrast, you can see the very best of people in such circumstances. 

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