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Help please.

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:29

I find camellias are generally more tolerant of lime in the soil than azaleas, Pieris, rhododendrons etc.  in my neutral soil camelias do very well.  Aspect, quality of soil and moisture levels make a big difference too.

Re those white patches on your flowers greenspinnaker I wonder if mildew is a factor. Are leaves affected too?


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:06

Yes thank you Runnybeak.  A little bit better now. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:04

Well said wishes Stacey

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 19:53

Daisy, you remind me of a friend of mine.

i dig up a dead bush and she says let me replant it.  I say it's dead.  She says you never know, it might grow.  It's dead I say.  But it might come back to life She says.  I'm off, bye I say 


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:15

Lyn, but the noise is terrible.  Ever heard drunk slugs singing.?

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:13

Won't come to anything.  Too early, cold, dark and no pollinator.....etc. etc.  etc.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 17:02

Hiya Janet

pot them up and grow them in the gh.  They will grow fast.  Repot a couple more times.  In mid spring you should have nice size plants to put into the garden.  You could place very few pellets around them but cover with slate or similar raised slightly off the ground.

love lupins.  Nothing quite like them is there?  

plants or shrubs

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:55

Richard, dogwoods too for me.  Take cuttings of your own if you have them and just stick them in the ground.  No cost and they root quickly and compete well.

Is this raised border too small for black bamboo

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:52

Nut has said it all for me.  Would look silly there in a straight line.  A couple of climbers though?

Stipa tenuissima pony tails, moving, dividing etc.

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:48

These are easy to divide.  I actually do this even now.  However, I pot them up and grow on in the greenhouse.  They grow very quickly.  I would divide and mix plant with larger ones.  If replanting in the ground mix compost.....mpc is fine.....into the planting hole.  One thing though...if your ground is still cold or wet then wait a couple of weeks before putting back into the ground.  The greenhouse splits will grow away fine.

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