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Camellia and Honeysuckle

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:18

It looks a little cramped in there Matt.  A bit overwhelmed by other plants.  I would put into a container of ericaceous compost for a year or so.  It will grow much more quickly and then you can plant it out as a bigger specimen. 

Many plants are not looking pristine right now ......continuing good weather will make a difference......after the winter so I wouldn't do anything (apart from potting the camelia.) for a while yet.  

I grow a few Camelias.......maybe half a dozen.....and always they spend a season or two in pots.  I recently moved a 4' specimen from its container to a spot in the garden, for example, and for me it's the best way to bring on Camelias. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:07

Morning orchid .

Well, geums move easily without distress I find if watered well initialy

Hope you liked my trouser joke. Think it's one of my very best 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:00

Hello forkers

Warm but no sun.  Rain forecast for some areas but it has been dry here so expect good weather again today. 

Hmmmmmm!   a baaaaaad association.  Geum totally Tamgerine is flowering next to pink dicentra spectabile.  Awful!    I had an idea it was the white form because I moved a few plants.  Geum moved over winter and will have to move again, perhaps next to  geranium Orion or white astrantia but depends on space. 

Oops!  Got  pair of trousers on the line blocking my view of pieris flaming silver in its full glory.  How could I do that?  Must have been a "slack" moment. .....I'll get my coat!  

 

Talkback: How to grow on plug plants

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 23:51

Getting near to the limit for plugs now I think if you want a good display this summer. Even stocks would be hard pressed to flower by June 7. 

I would go to a local nursery and buy plants at least in 9 cm pots.  Argyranthemums are available as decent size plants at the moment.  Remove the buds and feed amd water well and by early June they will flower again.  Lupins bought now will flower then too.  

......the good guys

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 22:27

I've been through a similar experience.  I warned that I would name n shame if they didn't supply as ordered.   Plants came very quickly.  

Terryrat, email or phone saying you will publish exactly what happens on this forum.  Not too angry......be composed.

Some useful info and some good for a laugh!!

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 22:20

Well, I believe in everything written in the Mail.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:31

Sorry MrsGarden.  Missed your question re hordeum jubatum.

I grew mine from seed too....sown late winter and now several inches tall.  they can be a short term perennial but best as an annual really.

For grasses this year I would get a few stipa Tennuissima.  If they are of reasonable size you can gently pull them apart and pot up.  Give them a few weeks and you will have extra plants for your edge.  might be nice to put groups of them in, if you have enough depth there, say of 3 and then a purple Heuchera or two.  They contrast beautifully both in colour and form.

Glad you had a good birthday Orchid Lady.  Getting some hellebores can't be bad 

Clematis

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:22

Look excellent value Tootles.  

If you can resist planting the rest of them  out too soon you will have excellent plants to put out into the garden.  I totally agree with deep planting too.  Pot on regularly to keep cle aris growing strongly and pot on a little deeper each time.  

Yep, good gardening is about patience....you cannot hurry plants along if you want them strong and healthy.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'columnaris'

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:14

Sounds  like phytophthora to me.  

Had a juniper affected with it.  Best to dig it up and burn or take to dump.  Dont plant another conifer there....ideally plant something herbaceous.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:12

Yes, I think this thread has got a bit confused.  

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