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Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:18

Jekylandhide, the old foliage will collapse with first frost or two.  Just let nature take its course.  division is not always simple...roots are fragile and tend to separate easily.  Divide only if you think your clump is too big 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:12

Pittosporums will grow into trees......friend of mine has a group of them standing 30' plus.  They were never cut. 

They will grow well on a banked area Meomye 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:07

Edd, takes an awful lot to offend me.     The ladies were upset but

you have apologised so hopefully we can all move on to 

grass cuttings mulch for raspberries

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:30

Yes that would be fine.  I would add sulphate or ammonia or a general fertiliser in February. 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:28

Meomye, yes many will grow fast...and big.  Here anyway.

however, trim them every year Meomye.  They are happy to be pruned.  I have them all trimmed/shaped....from globes to cones.  No problem 

What Can I Grow In This Spot

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:25

A fern.....dryopteris The King?  Dies down in winter but still has attractive bronze old foliage.  Easy,,reliable.  A few spring bulbs will add colour 



Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:20

There are times when I don't post, can't post or choose not to post. 

It would be easier if, when we don't post, there aren't questions about it on the forum.

my feeling is that Jo will post when she chooses to.  

There are a few who haven't posted for a long time.......we can ask about them.  

It's an open forum of all sorts ....some will be offended, some will choose to be offended and we all have our "styles" .  An offending post need not be read and  will fade naturally anyway.

One way or another the forum will continue 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 11:37


Thanks Marion 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 11:12

morning Marion.

intrigued by Secret Garden Club.  How does this work?  Is it open to anyone? 

Enjoying the start of your new thread.  

Bare root agapanthus

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 19:28

Runny.....pouring down now.  The afternoon sun was welcome but we are getting soaked these days.  the whole of Britain is drowning 

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