Verdun


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My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:30

Wild swan showing no sign of flagging...here with aster and spigelia 


My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:25

Not yet in full flower but leucanthemum is catching the sun here.  Will flower right into winter now


Pruning raspberries

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:46

Emma,  hmm!  Bit of a tangle there then 


perhaps, since you know which ones are the later/autumn raspberries you could dig these up and replant elsewhere. And then make a note or label.  Cut them down to ground level ...you don't need to wait until Feb;  you can do this now.


the remaining plants should be the usual summer fruiting raspberries.  These need to be checked for old fruited stems that should be  cut out to the ground.  The new canes should be left to fruit....trained in if you can.  


If you cut the whole lot back you will simply be back to square one! 

What can I plant under Dicentra?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:13

hybrid hellebore for me too beagle.   However, wait until you see it in flower to select colour you want.  


Nut under your dicentra but 60 cm or so in front.  I would plant a couple there


a japanese painted fern too.  Brunnera Hadspen Cream has forget me not blue flowers in spring and early summer with attractive foliage.  From spring to late autumn hackonechloa will give you a beautiful, moving tsctile mound.


doubtful of the variegated ground elder    ..ok, not as bad as the green thug but it's invasive enough and certainly causes problems in some gardens I see down here. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 19:51

Hh

Last edited: 21 September 2016 19:54:29

Overwintering Salvia

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 19:48

All perennial aym.  


yes you can safely leave them outside in the ground.


take a few cuttings though 

Polemonium advice

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:51

The best thing about Cheerfulness is the SCENT. Probably the strongest scent of all the daffs...

Pruning of camellia

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:15

Crossed there DR 

Pruning of camellia

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:13

Jennifer, camellias are easy to prune and respond well to it. 


Prune back as hard aa you like...you can do it now since you will lose flowers anyway.


take every stem back ....ideally to green shoots but not essential.  It will green up well, don't worry 


you want it 3' lower so go for 4' .  It will bush out well.


In subsequent years tip prune to increase density.  


You will lose flowers for at least one year, possibly two, but it will be a more convenient size for you to deal with 

Last edited: 21 September 2016 17:16:08

Acid soil

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 16:52

Yes kitty, the very stuff.  


Won't  increass acidity by much tho LB.  Sulphur chips will 

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