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Go large or divide again....

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 19:15

Ah, the main man Hosta 

just 2 for now that have filled their pots.....Halcyon and Patriot in pots 40 cm wide and 28 cm deep.  Maybe pot on into 60 cm wide containers!?   Don't really want more hostas because of division but extra large ones appeal 

I have a really vigorous...and "delicious" hosta viz., Liberty......which is in the ground.  This should make an excellent pot plant,,Hosta, for next year? 

Vipers Bugloss

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:41

The wild ones are biennials Grannybee 

raspberry fertilizer

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:40

Be wary raspberries do not like alkaline soils so incorporate ericaceous compost,,pine chips or sulphur chips when planting.  And a couple of sprays with epsom salts 

Go large or divide again....

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:15

i have a few hostas....some in pots some in the ground.  Every year I divide some...every 2 years for sure.  However, tempted this year with a couple of my potted hostas which are due for splitting to, instead, pot into even bigger containers.  They are already pretty big but with good enriched fresh compost they should make imposing specimens. 

So, divide and make 2 decent potted clumps or pot on into bigger?  What do you think folks? 

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:08

Clean slab you mean hosta 

Vipers Bugloss

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:52

Vipers Bugloss grows wild on the towans down here....nature has done a wonderful job in pairing it with oenothera missouriensis in early summer 

I have never managed to propagate it. 

It simply looks best in the wild anyway 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:45

Hello BETTY T 

nice to see you here  

managed to get some garden jobs done is brilliantly sunny then pouring with rain.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:37

What a day....beautiful sunshine, as now, and heavy showers 

top dressed and repotted containerised plants.  Grass seed sown a couple of weeks back now growing so admired that 

tempted by 2 more postage and 2 litre and 1 litre at good prices.  Quite a range of salvias now.  Should arrive tomorrow or Thursday

will be taking someone to local nursery in a day or two....will remind myself not to buy anything;  unless its something I really, really need 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:29

Excellent Philippa.  I remember an aunt of mine doing that in Yorkshire.  She loved it. An ex nurse, she missed people and needed something worthwhile and enjoyable to do 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:58


MIND have offered me a role advising and helping rehabilitate addicts and others via horticulture. 



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