Latest posts by Verdun

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 08:17

Goldsturm aym 

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 23:09

No bonariensis just spread by seed,  no need  to worry at all on that score    Its the rudbeckias that spread by runners 

Wrong compost?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 22:43

If you start off with john innes you only need to top dress for a year or two.. camelias can remain in pots for a few years. Eventually you repot.

use the compost you have for summer stuff or other smaller things.  You would change the compost every year or so if you had seasonal plants in them.  After a summer display for example you would use fresh compost for the following season

It is just that john innes contains the bulk and qualities that artificial composts lack. 

camelias don't really need soil acidifiers like sulphur chips etc. 

Hope this helps ripply 

Growing Advice Please

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 22:13

For me it is like george  not as in ee bah gum 

Wrong compost?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 21:11

Ripply, I googled this product and my advice would be to repot using john innes acid compost. Camelias   need a soil compost.  

Acid enough?  As fidget said, camelias do not need acid soil...a neutral soil is fine.  An acid one is better that's all. 

why would you buy compost online?  GC's have plenty of suitable composts so don't go for the hype about super compost ingredients.  

Pieris in a Pot!

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:52

No, not really aym.....think about it 

Pieris in a Pot!

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:33

No, not really but a little pruning at this stage will help build up a bushy plant 

Pieris in a Pot!

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:38

Looks healthy.....acid compost? ,

I would not do anything drastic pugslovesun. I would though cut off the tips of those leggy shoots down to where double shoots are.  They will produce double the growth. I would do it now 

Woody Penstemon

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:33

rarely water penstemons mark

prune and a light feed of fish blood and bone in spring will do the trick 

Preparing for new lawn / clay soil issues

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:18

No, I think you are fine as you are doing it 

is mushroom compost available to you Marvin?  It is superb for clay soils. A bulk delivery if you can.  I would also use that clay soil.....mix compost, grit anything with it breaking it up as thoroughly as you can.  Keep it dry; cover it from the rain.  

If you cannot get mushroom compost can you get a load of manure and grit to mix in? 

Hard work but you are winning..a quarter way through so half way through the first half!!!  ha ha 

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