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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 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.


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 


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 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.  


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:09

Debbie, Donation are 2 well known reliable varieties 


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:07

Hope you had a great birthday Orchid lady. Did you get my £100 garden voucher?  Valid until 6pm today so assume you had a good time with it. 

Busy day too in the garden.  Went out af 8 am to cut back hedge.  Wanted it finished in 30 mins but mate turned up.  At 8 am???  Said I couldn't stop. Finished in 30 minutes and well satisfied with that.  Job over n done with for 6 months.  Used my new telescopic cordless fav garden topiarise some of my ornamental evergreens.  Then removed fading daff foliage where appropriate and generally tidied up.  Satisfying work.  

No sun here....sunny in Penzance though....but very warm.  

Rain forecast for some areas here but we will stay dry I think.



Chelsea Chop

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 07:58

No need to cut them back really but I often do for neatness where they are in a prominent position.   They seem not to mind. 


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 07:54

I think the Williamsii varieties are pretty tough. ,avoid white flowers though as they seem more vulnerable.  As always place them out of morning sun 

That pot sounds ok Lola.  Bigger the better though.  Ericaceous soil remember.  

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