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Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 17:08

Ah!  On very large clumps I take to the saw.  Straight down the middle.....golf parlance!  I then try to pull off the cut tubers to leave clumps intact.  Usually works very well.  Then into pots of dry mpc

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 17:01

Hiya Jaybee

on another thread I've referred to Taxus Coppershine.   Corleys  coppertip is similar it seems but Bressingham would like to see a picture of my plant.  I don't really forget names and Coppershine has always been its name when Ive discussed it

kyushu is now ordered and I have the perfect spot for it so when it comes it will be planted without delay.

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:18

Thanks folks.  I feel bit better now.  Sorry for getting so upset 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:16

Could it be a little too warm too Lancashire Lass?  Never....touch wood....had mealy bug on my plants......so far! 

Now then, now then....

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:14

Like your style Salino. 

Carrot problem

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:13

A neighbour once soaked rags with creosote and posted them as mini flags all over his garden.  "to deter badgers, rabbits and foxes" he said.  

The smell.  And the appearance.  And it didn't deter these creatures. 

 

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:08

alarmed to overhear a discussion this morning among a few of our young academics.  They must have been 7 or 8 years old and should have known better.  The disrespect, the ridicule, the lack of gratitude, the giggling, the sheer audacity.  I could go on.  Suffice to say my blood was pumping with absolute fury.  I bit my tongue because other adults were nearby but my face must have shown great anger.

I'll take a mo to compose myself..............

 

 

ok.  They didn't exactly say Santa doesn't exist as such but if he could hear them he would have cried.  As I nearly did.  Santa devotes his whole life to children and adults at Christmas time and he is just taken for granted.  Someone has to speak up for the great man

sorry folks!  I'm really upset 

Now then, now then....

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:14

Further to my post about taxus Coppershine I received a phone call from Bressingham Gardens today.  After a discussion with Adrian Bloom it seems I may have Corleys Copper Tip and was possibly  a name change from Coppershine.  Apparently Coppershine sounded  "familiar".   This conifer was bought some 30 plus years ago when Bressingham had several hundred different varieties .....conifers then were highly popular.....including some presented by individuals for Bressimgham to trial and market.  However, there is a possibility that my Coppershine may indeed be different and simply overlooked .....economic demand, etc.......

salino suggested Corleys  Copper Tip and the descriptions match, almost.  Bressingham have asked me to send a photo.  There are differences though I think.

i did (joke) that there must be some money in it for me if Coppershine is different enough...I think may be......so I hope nobody else out there has one

when I plant shrubs, conifers eto I always slightly bury the label so I will attempt to excavate.  A label will mean I'm in the money. 

So, I will meanwhile recommend Taxus baccatta Corleys Copper Tip

Canna: Over-wintering.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:53

Fees due though end of the month 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:51

Mealybug Pauline.  I would wash or spray with washing up liquid.  Grow them....aconitums not mealy bugs .....hard over winter

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