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Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:36

Excellent Lyn. 


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:30

.........I'LL HAVE DOVE'S CAKE .....for you 

beautifully sunny now.  In the garden its gloriously warm.  Top dressed permanent plants in pots, sown peas, removed spent flower heads from early hellebores, cut back some evergreen foliage subjects and replanted another hellebore. Mulched a few more hellebores that have gone blood and bone and comcentrated manure "diluted" with mpc

The weather is making me eager to get on with the garden but best not to rush things. 

Got a perennial that's given up on me...only purchased last autumn (gaillardia really should have been planted this spring but tried it anyway to see how it copes over winter).  It's got a growth guarantee so will get refund in a day or so.

no news yet of my rose delivery but sure it will arrive in next hour or so.  It will get the best conditions enriched soil, fertiliser, mycchorizal fungi and sun.......possible to do well here.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:18

Hello david.  Welcome.

You have done well.....maybe too well.  12 inches tall.  are they in a warm room?  

Hostas are very hardy but mostly they  are only just emerging.  I would take them outside during the day and bring them into a cold greenhouse at night simply because those long leaves are probably very soft and need hardening off.....I.e. They need to get used to outside conditions gradually or they will suffer.

Rose Maintenance

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:57

Pruning, if not already done, and feeding.  Bit  early for rose clear etc.

not a rose expert though


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:29

In my keener days I sowed carrots, beetroot, etc etc in late February.  Everything was sown much earlier than suggested

I sow peas in trays to transplant into the ground when 2" or so high.  The notion is that peas do not transplant well but I find they do.  cover with fleece for a week or so to protect them from birds and other pests 

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:22

Lilies don't flower too long though.....Lillian regale has wonderful scent in June and July, are taller, flower longer and lovely white flowers.

ideas for large teak planters

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:20

Camellias should grow well there and you can get them in flower now.  Lidl are selling decent size plants at £10.  Flowering may not be great though if too much shade.

aucuba is another evergreen you could consider

no, I would not line the planters rubber


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:14

Morning folks

Overcast but mild.  Perfect for being outside

Isnt Punkdoc away somewhere?  Woody is always off somewhere too . Hoping they are fine

planting out my new rose when it arrives...due today

Moving an acer

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:24

Hello msa1970 and welcome.

Yes, move it asap.  It should be fine.  Not too large, is it?  Get a really good rootball and a generous pot.  Make sure you keep it watered.


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:21

Jan, I would dig over that ground incorporating plenty of compost,,manure etc.  I would do this asap.  Then, for the summer, I,would plant annuals.

In autumn you could choose whatever hedge or planting you want.  Holly would be suitable or a mixed shrub planting.

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