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Sambuccus Sutherland gold

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:33

B3 prune it as hard as you like.  It produces strong vertical regrowth 

Is a Daphne suitable?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:32

Thought about sarcoccoca too Ladybird but too short for required specs.  However, one of mine is kept to 5' 

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:26

Looks lot betta.....trying out edit 


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Is a Daphne suitable?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 15:16

Lovely though it is I would not plant any dqphne as a reliable provider of privacy.  They generally are not long loved and are susceptible to viruses.  As a windbreak?   No

taller and winter flowering mahonias are worth checking out as is Berberis Darwinii,,,,this is evergreen and early spring flowering though.  Viburnum Tinus flowers in fhe winter and is scented and evergreen 

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:58

Never, ever bored Mynx 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 12:29

Plants are so worth it though geum keenongreen    Worth a try 

no sun but perfect for gardening....misty, warm and comfortable 

fnished another border and chipping away at my stock of plants to put out. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:25

Geum keenongreen,

only thinking of you but you are getting too many plants.  It is a little known fact that a physiological disorder occurs when a lot of plants are purchased and planted.  Let me help you.......just forward your plants to me and I will dispose of them safely.  Yes, I will do that for you 

It is so annoying that we are never given such info.  

Hosta help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:19

never understood the "grit" solution........I live near the beach and see grit and sand areas heavily populated with slugs and snails!!!!   I have a gravel path....slugs and snails happy on it 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:11

A pea souper so far and humid.  Perfect for planting. (dahlias, grasses and tulbaghias and some sunpatiens) 

Hosta help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 07:44

Morning  jekylandhyde

no..not the wrong thing but......

if you put too many pellets around you are merely attracting snails.  Use them sparingly placing half a dozen or so around your hosta.  Not too close either.  If it is wet the pellets are not effective.  Warm dry or misty conditions are fine.  Replenish pellets after heavy rain 

the very best way is to handpick them off.  

Metaldehyde works on slugs and snails.

consider nematodes too....specially for slugs.....but a few discreet pellets, clearing away any rotting debris and hand picking is very effective 

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