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Posted: 22/01/2014 at 23:18

Hiya Red

Agastache.....pot on a couple of times before plantImg out in the sunniest spot possible.  In late summer or early autumn you can divide ...carefully....and pot up and keep indoors.

Dcentra...just let if grow.  Best to leave a small marker in the ground as it disappears in late summer sometimes but will do in autumn.  no "pruning".  Same with others there

Sarcoccoca, you can prune it after flowering to keep it bushy and compact.  You can shape it too.  I go over it with shears to make a nice evergreen dome.

Dont think any will go leggy.  Usually this is because of overplantimg in low light.

Veronica is very easy to propagate.....I lift and divide in autumn and pot up. Cut flowered stems off during the growing season to prolong flowering

Careful when you handle your euphorbia....they exude a sap that is caustic so wear gloves and don't touch your face or eyes without washing your hands.  Prune this after flowerimg by removing the flowered stems to ground level. 

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 23:06

Madeleine, use it as amd when.  It's a gentle fertiliser.

Bob......but the STINK.......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 23:04

Hiya Tracey, 

I think punkdoc is correct.  There have been a few threads about firms like parkers, T & M etc for plants.

My view is that they are fine for bulbs but not for plants.  In my experience the plants supplied are tiny and weak.  They will not flower for at least 2 years if they ma age to,survive that is.

Cheap plants are available.....garden centres will soon be stocking hardy perennials in 9 cm pots at something like £1 50 to £2.  These will grow fast to provide large flowerimg plamts this summer.  

Blueberries

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 22:56

Gardemaiden,

Trouble is the alkalinity of the natural soil eventually permeates through the ericaceous soil.  Blueberries really do need a very acidic soil.  

I once tried to grow lime hating heathers in a raised bed of ericaceous soil.  Fine for a couple of years or so but then they began to suffer.  Not convinced 2 different soils side by side is sustainable 

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:52

Helenium double trouble behind aster frikartii monch behind hackonechloa .....oops, that's 3  

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:36

Lewisias are real eye catchers.  Plant them out in spring.  Ideal for sharp drainage in sun, even in pots

Kru, do you want something vigorous or small and "dainty"?

On a dry stone wall here in Cornwall I grow aubretia, alyssum, hardy osteospermums, white Arabis,Helianthemums, verbena homestead purple, Erigeron, Mesembryanthemums and hypericum Olympican.  These give a riot of colour throughout spring and summer.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:22

Please 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:05

Well said Tracey 

Young gooseberry plant - should the leaves fall off in winter?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:56

And try to grow them on a "leg".........again encouraging air flow.  Love my goosegogs 

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:52

Think that's spot on LeadFarmer 

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