Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:45

"see em" Fairygirl?  See what?  

Need to be careful working in the garden. Although many plants are shooting some are barely seen yet so both my trowel and size 11's need to be used with great care 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:05

well, I intended not to garden today but, armed with my telescopic cordless fine bladed hedgetrimmer, I got cracking.  Love using this new "toy"......shaped several of my evergreen bushes, as I do every year.  Euonymous aureus, pittosporum Irene Patterson, couple of conifers, pruned back berberis.  My shaped bushes...conical and rounded.....Help give form and structure to my garden.  Nothing quite like shaping bushes with good hedgetrimmer 

(cut the cable so many times in the past with corded machines that I considered it safer to go cordless)

Planted out more potted bulbs and planned where new....or tender.....plants will go too.  Got several varieties of agastaches to feature again.  And new varieties of daffs and tulips looking good 

Sun or shade?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:51

As much sun as possible though.  It's a an lover 

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:50

Think Fairygirl used her magic powers to bump up that thread 

Lupins

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:48

Gary if you have a leading shoot pinch it back a little.  Lupins are difficult to pinch back from roots normally.

I agree if filled the pots I would pot on.  And keep protected for few weeks yet.  

Aeoniums

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:53

Aeoniums tend to grow that way....leggy and dropping lower leaves, ESP over winter.

I take cuttings in early spring....taking top growth....and they root very quickly and help main plant become bushy

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:48

Most everything is pInched back for me.  Off hand I can't think of any annual or perennial thaf doesn't benefit from being pinched back.  As loNg as the plant is healthy and growing well

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:42

Cloudy misty morning.  Warm though

Prob no gardening today.......mind you, if I make a start I'll do loads 

What plants go well with lupins?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:51

Young lupins suffer badly if not fully hardened off.  Lupins that have been established are as tough as old boots but plants bought this year or have been brought on in the GH need to avoid sharp frosts .  So, best to keep imdoors at nights for few weeks yet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:14

Where is Woody and Clueless?  Miss their posts.  Hope both are well 

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