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Blue berry bushes

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:15

Just a comment......if you plunge your pots in the ground keep them slightly above the surrounding soil or lime will enter.  I counter this by applying thick ericaceous mulch generously around the submerged pots.  

Hello and General Noob Chat

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:11

Hello thesiamcat

Nice to have you on board.  

 

I am a sniffer.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 13:00

A bloke thing Edd cos I know exactly what you mean.  

Oh, hyacinths in spring.  I have quite a number near seating, doors and windows.  Wonderful scent 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:52

And I will be donut free too.  

Bugs & birds on lawn

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:50

Yes I'm sure the problem is leatherjackets ...chafers too.  There was a lawn grub killer, now banned, that eradicated them.  Nematodes can be used next year for them. 

I would, when a little drier, rake your lawn pretty vigorously and re-seed. 

The birds are going for the grubs but also, probably, for the thatch, etc., for their nests.  

A good routine would be an autumn rake and spike following a late summer application of nematodes

I am a sniffer.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:43

Lippia citriodora, salvia elegans, artemisias, ESP the common boyslove, lilies ESP Regale, a phlox...the name of which escapes for a mo, sarcoccoca, daphne, philadelphus, heliotrope Chatsworth, common gorse is wonderful when massed on our Towans and we can walk amongst it, and daff cheerfulness.

rose pruning - sealant?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:32

It's not the advice to seal wounds generally now.

How long?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:30

I would expect a nice thick hedge around 6' or more,,actually, in 3 years.  Kept well watered in its first year and enriched as you describe Duncan.

I would add micorrhizal powder to the base of the planting hole......ensuring contact with the roots.  I would also add fish blood and bone in preference to chicken pellets. 

2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:56

Marion your pictures always reflect a well loved garden 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:50

I love the smell of mint imperials..........I'll get my coat 

Like the smell of flowering currant but many don't.  Bookertoo is right .....we don't all like the same scents/smells 

Discussions started by Verdun

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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