Verdun


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mulch query

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:48

For me, I learned that heavy mulching of hellebores, for example, is better in autumn or when flowering is taking place or over.  Hellebores were late because of heavy mulching before flower buds had emerged.  Mulching in September is ok though

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:44

Tracey,,do mine every year and get,loads,of flowers.  Earlier the better now for plenty of flowering wood.

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:42

Dove, you are my fav on the forum....that bread looks very nice.  Did you mention cheese too?  Oh, yes fairy, lots of thickly spread butter too 

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:39

Hope your ma will be ok Dove

Phillipa, I grow several,pittosporums.....Tom Thumb, garnetti, Irene Patterson, Tobira and a very tender variety (name escapes me right now but it's even whiter than Irene Patterson.  I pruned/shaped this amd garnetti today....I know I will lose,those scented flowers but they are grown for their foliage and shape. But the foliage has a nice scent when cut or bruised.

Soil is free draining, it's very mild here (near the coast in S W Cornwall) and pittosporum thrives here. 

MrsG, if you want 3 arches go for it   I have just the one, a home made galvanised steel, black painted lasting forever jobbie.  Two heavy honeysuckles completely,cover it...scent in summer is womderful.  (will prune it tomorrow). 

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:58

Gooseberry cake Artjak?  ??ou are my fav on the forum ??ou know   I like spookily wonderful food 

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:57

Lily....you know you are my fav girl here.  Real strawberries on that cake? Looks nice and tasty and large 

Spring soil.

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:54

Best to keep off heavy soil right now scroggin.  My soil is sandy loam that drains very well but it will still need a few more days of dry warm weather before it can be worked.

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:51

Oh!  Pond looking good Dove.  

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:50

Another glorious day. ...sun, sun sun 

Hard pruned a jasmine, shaped euonymous aureus, pittosporums, euonymous microphylla Aureum, and others.  Use my new telescopic cordless hedgetrimmer with fine blades.  Love using this "toy".  Found a casualty of the wet/wind .....convolvlous cneorum.  Not dead but had blown partially out of,the ground so pulled it up.  (actually jumped at the chance to remove it....wrong plant in the wrong place.  Took cuttings though.). Got this plant thriving elsewhere in sunnier, drier positions.

mulch query

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:37

No, dont mulch echinaceas yet..however you can mulch the ground around them but keep clear for a few inches around.  Mulching will slow soil warming right now, in my opinion.  I would mulch when growth is underway.  The soil is cold amd wet right now amd a mulch will prevent warmth getting to the rootball 

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