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Blueberry bush.

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 15:53

Ah yes Angel......net them.  The birds got a lot of mine last year. late with my netting 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:57

Hope you have better news today Dove 

my friend spent an absolute fortune at nursery today... She has no brake on her desire to buy everything she sees.  Had to remind her she already has some of her chosen plants.  

watsonias, prostrantheras including white, camellias, new (to me) varieties of aeoniums, echeverias, to name a few and all in large pots at a fraction of the prices at gc's (if they sold them)

Cut a huge conifer hedge.....15' wide.....balancing on a ladder next to gh but only a bloody nose to suffer.  It's ok folks, my friend had a girlie green plaster to stick on my nose 

warm and sunny 

 

Pots....

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:46

No, never daily Shirley   Check it weekly over the spring and summer to make sure it doesnt dry out.  Finger in the compost test is a good one...push your finger in a couple of inches to feel if compost is damp or dry 

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:43

I think hellebores prefer it cool. usually relatively mild here but this winter has been exceptionally warm....and wet.  My hellebores are either large and full of flower or just emerging.  They are "confused" . Nutrient levels too depleted.  

A good feed and mulch and next winter should produce a good show 

Pots....

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:37

Shirley, use ericaceous john innes...ask at your garden centre. 

For your magnolia I would go for a heavy pot. earlier I suggested a 5 litre container but since it is a long term  planting I would go for a much bigger one.  10 litre but look around and ask for sizes.  

An annual granular feed and mulch and regular watering will be fine 

Pots....

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:03

The idea is to pot up into a container not too much bigger than it currently is in Shirley.   your 3.5 litre plant could go into a 5 litre pot 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 07:47

Good morning everyone 

lovely morning here 

difficult and emotional time Dove......wish you well.   whatever happens I am sure you will cope.    i think we all understand how traumatic this is 

Some timely advice

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:27

Yea,,definitely remove those "tea bags".  They are a nuisance.  

bamboo

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:08

Agree with Dave.......double edged sword 

usually bamboos do die after flowering .....perhaps consider growimg something else 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:58

Ang1, my advice is to take them back to Homebase. they are not suitable for gardens. just say they are "not fit for purpose" (on the basis they invade) 

your golden bamboo is a rampant spreader....no doubt some will claim otherwise.  ironically, bamboos are not great in pots.

I had P. Aureus here and in one season I had to dig them out (had 2) as well as digging out plants growing around them.  Roots went deep and were surfacing 2 metres away. 

Sorry Ang1 

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why did we worry?

 
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