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Red Majestic - When to plant?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 15:55

Snap nut 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 15:54

Pleasant walk to the beach.  People strolling everywhere.  Missed the odd isolated shower some had locally.  

Not recommended really but now going out to divide a huge miscanthus.  Half is promised but the rest will be replanted and potted up.  If your garden is a little drab folks you could do worse than grow a miscanthus or two.  Mine are still in flower 9' or so tall and unafffected by wind and rain and making superb structure over winter.  

Red Majestic - When to plant?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 15:47

Missie, is it in a big pot already?  Has it been growing outside ?  If it has been well used to being outside these past months and the ground is suitable....not frozen, waterlogged......you can plant now.  

If your plant is small then hang fire for a while 

cuttings,coming along nicely

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 15:43

Runnybeak, pretty sure your salvias and hydrangeas will be fine.  I would take the opportunity to see if you can pot on now.  Salvias especially respond to extra root space 

Tetley, that's nice.  Spent years as an accountant.......booooooooored to death.  

Winter flowers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 15:39

Hello Emma

slightly naughty really.....mostly winter flowering pansies and violas are no such thing. At best they put out the odd flower in mild spells and flower earlier in spring so hold fire, relax.  They will flower....in spring 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:38

Beautiful day here, pretty warm.    

Planted out a few ....several....lilies already potted and repotted Watsonias but now off with a group to see the sea 

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:36

Hiya Jad....happy new year to you too 

repot?  Use john innes with some added dried manure and keep in shade in summer.

lily of the valley is something people struggle to establish or struggle to get rid of. I am in the latter camp.  Having worked out how to grow it well It started to take over. 

If in the soil Jad, give it good, moist soil out of direct sun

Talkback: Red spider mites

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:40

Carol, I suspect your living room is pretty warm and dry....perfect for red spider.  keeping your plants sprayed with water will help deter the mites.

 

Topiary

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 11:11

Morning Meomye 

no frames or templates.  Freehand with a fine bladed cordless hedgetrimmer. Feel like a sculptor doing it.  Fun and satisfying....and quick.  However, I claim no real topiary skills

I like fun in the garden.......once had a cat shaped buxus that I gave away.  

An old guy had a garden full of topiary....engine and carriage,  car, figures, all sorts.  A lovely well cared for small front garden that every passer-by stopped to admire.  According to him it is easy and any mistakes can easily be corrected. His whole life.  His pride and joy 

Go for it Meomye.  Have fun.  Let us know how you do 

Kalmia Latifolia poorly?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 07:34

Agree Dave but Andy should still contact Burncoose.  They may well suggest waiting until spring.

agree too with flowerlover if only to get manure off those roots 

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