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Posted: 12/02/2015 at 17:32

I too grew bishops children from seed.  Kept the best over the years.  Excellent foliage and flower

shady bed

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 17:28

Mahonias would suit....not summer flowering though.  Variegated hollies provide colour all year round including berries.......3 of these like golden king x 2 and 1 Handsworth  new silver would look very attractive there.  Simple, elegant and easy

camillia bush

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:59

Agree with Pam that its sooty mould.  However, I think it does harm the plant so best removed.  kellie, is your camelia  under trees?  Often this is a cause of sooty mould

Can bare root deutzia and hibiscus share 60 cm pot for one season?

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 12:10

Yes for sure....2 pots C3k.  

Hostas - Any Advice out There

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 12:05

I don't think any hosta is slug proof

i agree with Obelixx ......growing on young plants in pots first maybe for couple of years sometimes is my way too.  

For me torch at night and salt solution is way to grow attractive hostas.  Touch wood, it's the way I do it and I published pictures last year of some of them.  Think they were pretty good 

Plant Selection Planning

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 08:34

Ivy roots are fairly distinctive and run near the surface of the soil. They pull up easily as long strands.  Have confidence won't bepulling up tree roots. you do not need to dig deep to remove ivy roots except where a large plant of it is established there.  For this, cut hard into Woody base/stems and apply SBK.

Lawn looking poor

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 08:28

Such a wide range of conditions over such a small country Punkdoc.  


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 08:27

Something suspicious here....hello, hello, hello.  There are some subtle clues, not apparent to the average guy, that 2 people will be having a meeting today.  Haven't worked out the jargon yet but already think feathers are involved and I strongly detect the hatching of a plot.  rest assured I will get to the bottom of this. 

Hello forkers

Cloudy, warmer and calm today

Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 23:23

Yep zoomer I think it would be just as good.  

Club root is the bane of those gardening on acidic soils and rarely affects alkaline ones.  

Lawn looking poor

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 23:21

Most lawns aren't looking at their best just now.  Tired, winter blasted and hungry.  A spring feed and regular mowing will restore your lawn baza

Discussions started by Verdun

I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Last Post: 15/03/2015 at 21:06

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 10:17

How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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