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Sedum help please

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:53

Couple of problems there Hollie 

shady spot is a big no.....they will hate that.  As much sun as possible and in poor soil.

snails love sedums.....check at night for them 


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:48

Love it with vinegar Chris but great ideas there.......

I spray with seaweed twice in the summer.  An old tip from wise old grower a few years back. beetroot is a maritime crop so seaweed made a lot of sense.  Always grow good crops 

Fowl treatment or wot?((

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:43

Choysia Aztec Pearl

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:21

Try layering a stem or two......a slight nick on bottom ( sounds uncomfortable doesn't it ) of the stem, peg it down and cover with moist soil or compost.  By the end of the summer it will have rooted.  Sever it and pot up 


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:17

Yes about then Peanuts.  They will look good from the start making an impact.

here it is warm enough for them to be outside..maybe more unsettled this week but temps, esp overnight, are now higher

no....if we're honest we all tend to look at our little plants like that looking for signs of growth. 

Patience?   not my strength either but plants need time to do their thing and we can only wait.

 always learning, adapting, experimenting but I rate pelleted chicken manure as a great addition tickled into the soil st planting time and again during the summer.  you may find this a benefit too as it helps provide sturdy growth without too much lushness 


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:53

Better planted out as big plants....yes they will be "munched" esp when small.

I prevent flowers until mid  summer........they will be all the better for it Peanuts.  Of course they need to be of flowering size 

there really is no benefit in planting out plants that are too small....they look silly anyway and one bite from a snail is often fatal 


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:39

I get the slightest hint you like beetroot Chris 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:21


Fowl treatment or wot?((

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:20

Muddle-up, my olfactory senses were actually fine.  My anosmia was "selective" in persuading my chauffeur there was no smell 

Fowl treatment or wot?((

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:14

Well, she has gone down the pecking order for me now 

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