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......the good guys

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:46

Did you say cakes yviestevie?  I have heard of john's tours.  the last hellebore from Ashwoods was in 5 litre pot .( should have been 3 litres but I paid quite a lot for it) ..a beautiful simple deep yellow 

cottage garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:36

Susie, you can move them now.  Just ensure yet get good rootball. Keep removing flowered stems back to base to keep plans healthy, young and flowering.  Cuttings too are amazingly easy .....you can get plenty of new plants for next  year

......the good guys

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:24

Yviestevie, Ashwoods have been excellent for me esp re hellebores.  Would love to pay them a visit

Just my luck

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:21

Mike, I would still contact both the police and insurer.  You can still decide or not to make a claim

Life does seem to gang up sometimes.  Best wishes

Huge hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:53

Hiya Stacey.  Good to see you again

You could remove whole stems back to the ground....just the oldest one or two.  A general hack back could mean no flowers for couple of years.  And a mass of shoots.  But you  could then prune these back next summer to encourage flowers for the following year

If you simply remove old flower heads next spring and remove a couple of old stems would you feel happy with its size then for next year?  No loss of flwers then

cottage garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:45

Susie, they need alkaline soil.  Good drainage with reasonable soil quality.  Sunshine too.  Don't crowd them either. 

I suggest you test your soil......if acid pinks won't like that. 

If soil is suitable try growing them to reasonable size before planting out.  A bed of pinks .....which I did once....is great for cut flowers and loads of scent.

Rhubarb pests

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:39

Looks like slug damage to me. Ay a visit ater with a torch.  Bet you see a big fat slug 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:34

Yes that's fine 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:02

Pines are very acidic so BT different.  Would still use as a mulch around,blueberries, Rhodos, etc

Wouldnt burn Bekkie.  Keep until the winter then use.  However. You could use them now and add sulphate of ammonia ....perhaps for lettuce, etc.  I have dome this around gooseberries 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:32

Those woodchippings...and sawdust....take nitrogen from the soil as they rot down so not good during the summer months.  Use as a mulch in autumn though and add fertilser early next spring.

Just check though, as Dove says, about any wood treatment ....if treated don't  use it.  Otherwise a nice thick mulch over winter is good.   

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