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Anenome wild swan - beware a tricky customer!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:46

Did you buy good size garden plamts dockyrph?    So many bought tiny little specimens that are reluctant to do anything.

Good soil, some dappled shade or sun if soil is reasonably moist and some goodness inmthe hole.  No, dont overwater.  I have 3 plants ....all growing really well and been flowerimg since May.  DDelightful plants but thought is needed Imto their final positions.

Advice on moving and cuttings on my Spirea

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:42

I would move it now...but that's me.   

However wait for autumn...September or October and move it getting the full rootball.  It may have one or two longish roots outside the main rootball but that's not a problem.  Cut them back a little.  As already said, they are tough and will transplant just fine.

Dig around your spirea ...probably 9" all around the bush.  Then lever slightly with your spade all around the dug area to lift your spirea.  Then spade underneath and lift.

Dig a hole half  as wide again as the rootball you have dug up and slightly deeper.  Plant your spirea.  Ideally mix some compost with the soil plus a handful or so of granular fertiliser  and fill in around your newly planted shrub.  Firm well ...I use my heel and hands.....just enough to anchor your plant. ,lightly press your rootball Imto,the hole. Leave a slight hollow to allow for a generous watering ....do this twice.....and allow,the water to drain away.  Then rake back the soil so that the top of the rootball is level with the garden soil. In a couple of days apply a mulch of something  like dried cow manure or even bagged compost.  

Cuttings too are easy.  

 

Deepest red astrantia

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:19

Well. I think I have found the darkest red astramtia.  ........,star of fire.  Checked it out and it looks good 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:16

Still fine and bright here ........

Dropped into GC as I passed by.  A few half price perennials but still they weren't cheap.  Rather buy exactly what I want online over winter.

Praise where praise is due

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 12:47

You sound nice Lesley but NO, I would not want a note through my door complimenting me on anything. 

Its ok when someone visits or walks past  but a note?  

Talkback: Caterpillars

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 09:09

Love butterflies.  Hate caterpillars .  Want the former in my garden.  Don't want the latter

Discuss 

Deepest red astrantia

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 09:06

Always looking for the darkest red astrantia too.  I think hadspen blood takes some beating.   I don't have Venice so can't compare but Hadspen seems to have darker foliage and more maroon flowers so I would go for this.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:54

Is it just me?  I tend to feel buying plants at,this time of year smacks of desperation.

For next year I will be planning over the autumn and winter.  Spring buying is understandable because the excitement of a new season beckons but buying now is usually to impulse gap fill??  Those chrysanthemums that look so good in the garden centres, for example,......all treated to look mounded and floriferous ......will last as an attractive feature in the  garden for just a couple of weeks 

........stirring the pot or what!

Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:37

Morning pottering about 

Yes my dog too.  Golden lab, 11 years old in couple of weeks ...Spike.  Always there quietly enjoying the association and peace.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:05

Morning everyone.

Brilliantly sunny here 

They keep forecasting the odd shower  for us here but we are missing them all ....ha ha 

 

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