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Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:06

See, patience Lily. 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:58

Lily, wait a while yet.  Miscanthus is pretty tough and I cant see last winter providing any problems for it.  Not in boggy ground is it?  My grasses are already 60 cm tall though.  Why not carefully pull soil away and see if anything green there?


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:44

I would mix just a little of your soil with the compost.  It helps the roots "acclimatise" to the soil.  not sure of the amount of mycchorrizal you need but the roots of the heathers need to be in immediate contact with it.  Especially with heathers I think this is a useful additive. 

PauliePauls garden videos where are they?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:39

Who is PauliePaul?  

Toms-- pot or growbag?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:37

Pots for me everytime.  So one vote for pots 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:36


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:35

Fargesias tend not to run but I looked at a couple in a local nursery on Monday and I would say they looked pretty vigorous roots.  I'm still very cautious despite re assuring comments.

in pots bamboos simply do not grow well in my experience


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:28

Not much room Dove for sausage rolls.......ate a packet of wagon wheels....the pack with 2 free.  er, maybe I could squeeze in 3 or 4 

the beer sounds better though Hostafan.  Getting one myself !

Talkback: Dandelion

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:24

Dandelions will seed if you leave the heads on.  If I see them innthe lawn I try to take heads off.  In open ground dig them out. In the lawn use a lawn weed killer.

re glyphosate.  Everything that becomes popular or effective suddenly is frowned upon or given a bad press. organic fertilisers were criticised once.  Putting a dose of glyphosate on a solitary or two dandelions will not destroy the planet but will make our lives easier 

Tea bag mesh on plug plants

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:18

Those mesh bags are a nuisance.  plants do not like them. They struggle to put out roots.  I remove them always now.  The difference in growth is noticeable from the start.  I notice many suppliers are now not using these mesh pots on their plugs. 

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Not more photos.....

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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