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Astrantia major

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:58

I have a few different varieties of astrantia. Some have lots of foliage and others just small shoots.  I divided Roma last October and its looking good.  Earlyness depends on variety and position.....Earlier in open site. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:52

Mrs garden.  A cutting to 8'?  Take it now and it will produce a plant by summer's end. I would expect it to produce 6' stems by sep 2015.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:41

Just read your post Dove. So sorry to hear your friend died.  It's a sad world at times, isn't it?  

Perennials

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:38

Best to order plants you want not a collection chosen for you.  

Today a parcel containing exactly what I ordered arrived.  No wastage, no failures, no rubbish.  Gardens are improved with quality plants but spoiled by plants bought in quantity simply for value

pruning shrubs for growth

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:36

Yes, I would cut both back hard

However can you move the forsythia?  Plant it in an open position and cut it back.  Both forsythia and laurel will benefit 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:10

Fantastic colour in those pics David. 

Love the sedum Orchid lady     .....the butterfly adds perfect colour blend.  You trained it well 

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:07

Orchid lady, most perennials are tough and hardy.  

Dividing plants is always sensible.....increases stock and keeps them healthy and vigorous.  

For autumn perennials this year select what you want....maybe asters, for example.....and get them asap  whilst small and grow on in pots for few weeks.  planning longterm is good.  Dahlias will look great still in autumn so getting a few tubers....quite cheap at moment......and potting them up now will provide large plants by mid summer onwards.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:00

Morning folks.

Looks fantastic out there.  Bit  chilly last night though   

Heleniums planted out in their prepared bed.....bit like assembling a jigsaw there.  Most everything is in but a few large wallflowers and stocks still flowering their socks off (never seen their socks actually but I am a believer ) and when they are over will plant out the stuff tender stuff.  No doubt during the summer I will change my mind and move stuff around though 

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 07:54

Got to hand it to you Mike.....you come up with some interesting posts.

An amateur, me.  Hated anything horticultural at school.  However as soon as I started to grow something, by choice, I was hooked.

I read, I investigate and I experiment.  If something dies I try to find out why.  If a plant looks sickly I try to work out the reason.  Trial and error, experience and increasing enjoyment of growing things helps build a certain knowledge.  But always something to happen every year to make me realise there is an awful lot to learn 

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:30

Do it now.  

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Rubbish mpc

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Drat........

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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