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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 19:44

Now I feel lazy Victoria  

i did plant out a few more potted blue anemone blanda though 

Plant supports

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 19:07

Well I like Typhoo.  But then again I like Tetley. Two good brews but I reckon PG Tips are the best 

Plant supports

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 17:26

Supports for delphiniums folks . Monty's are for clumpers 

Is it too late for this poor sad coprosmia??

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:53

Just leave it for now Extreme Gardener.  Although it is evergreen it has gone through the wars.  

In spring tip it out of its pot to look see if roots are overgrown.  If it shoots pot it on. 

Plant care

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:48

The paniculatas are much hardier .......pruned in autumn too.  Nothing lost ...they will reshoot from the base without affecting flowering.   You will be fine Sparkles. ,you'll see 

Soil Preperation

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 15:48

Excellent Meomye 

Plant care

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 15:48

Hello Uptomeneck, prune your hydrangea as low as you like or half way.  It will grow and flower this summer.  Give it a good feed and a thick mulch

I would do the same with Black Lace for best foliage....same pruning, feeding and mulching

Both plants will do much better in the ground though ......nice together too 

Homemade Cloches

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:36

I used corrugated plastic sheets....10' long....and made wire hoops.  3 hoops per sheet and the whole thing lifts off and on with ease.  A square plastic sheet for each end supported by short bamboo canes.  They are now 10 years or and efficient.  I use 2 sheets per run to cover a metre wide 


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:27

Patricia the greenhouse is fine but not heated. delphiniums like all herbaceous perennials need to go dormant in autumn and then to start shooting again in early soring. Plant them out into the garden next month or early April.  Then watch out for slugs and snails.......slugs and snails will destroy all your new growth so put out a few pellets.  Check every day for them.   Don't forget to get a few bamboo canes to support every stem.....get a few cane tops to prevent anyone being poked in the eye by bare bamboo ends 

Garden centre

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 12:59

Ville de lyon for me for ages.  Beautiful colour. Reliable 

I have it backing and growing through pittosporum Garnettii 

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