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Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:20

For me the fancy red, pink, even white varieties do not do very well.  Their hardyness even here is suspect.  

Local nurseries here sell lavendars at rock bottom prices in spring......sure this happens elsewhere too. The advantage is that then they are raring to grow and the comditions are better.  

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:15

Ryan, how about moving just some of them?  You could move them now but they won't flower this year.  Imthink I,would wait until flowering is over and they are dying down a little and then dig some with as much rootball as possible.  Water well, plant shallowly and in warm sunny spot.  Mark where they are.

I'm scared!

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:10

I know where you are coming from Dove.  Once I have decided something I impulsively make a start......committed then.  As long as I'm sure it's what I want to do and have worked it all out.  Then I'm all attack and energy.  Satisfying.  And usually it works out just fine.  

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:01

Be sensible tho Lyn.  As long as the tops of the roots are just visible that is deep enough. They need some anchorage 

2014

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:59

Delightful Marion.  Thanks 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:57

Evening folks.

Just had meal out  with family.......I chose (surprise, surprise ) all you can eat buffet. Two reasons....no waiting and immediate satisfaction and, two, so  much grub.    Ok, greedy you may say but I hadnt eaten since lunchtime 

Been largely reasonable weather.....odd drizzle now.  

best ever here for daffs....have hundreds of em.  Bit "loud" but spring is allowed to be loud.     With all the hellebores competing there's a lot of colour right now. Plus tulips, hyacinths primroses etc this is hardly subtle time of year. 

 

 

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:29

Used to lift and divide peonies every year without problems.

Sunshine and shallow planting for me.  Those roots seem to like being baked.  

Peonies will usually grow well enough but to get those flowers its shallow plantIng.

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:22

Well, how considerate is that? Whoever it was left you some money for the inconvenience 

Are these some kind of daisy?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:17

Just cottoned onto this.  Yes, osteospermums but the more tender ones

I take cuttings in the autumn usually......got sizeable potted plants now.  It's not so easy to get non flowering shoots as every piece seems to have a flower bud.  So I take cuttings on otherwise suitable material and remove the buds.  Rooting is easy.....do it as fidget suggests with 50% perlite.

(I will also take cuttings soon from my potted plants and expect rapid rooting to make garden size flowering plants this summer)

Add Ash to Soil ??

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:09

My two pennies worth.  

I would not use ash from any treated timber ESP in veg or fruit patch. Not  too happy with treated fences anyway near edible crops.

As a layman, my instincts tell me poisons and chemicals in the wood would be released into the atmosphere at the burning stage.  Possibly such elements would be deposited onto the soil. I remember burning old wicker rocking chair once and the fumes were bad.  

My veg amd fruit patch is as healthy and free from toxins as possible so, as I'm doubtful, I don't do it.

 

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