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Bush advice please

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 08:27

Maybe not noted for wildlife but choisya is a lovely lush looking evergreen with scented spring/summer flowers.  Easily maintained, can be shaped to encourage a dense mound and bees love it's flowers. Good to look at throughout the year. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 08:23

Morning all 

All this talk of colour in the garden.  Tangerine/orange for me is a wonderful addition.  Not loads of it but the occasional splash of orange......next to blue or red or even yellow. Currently I have geum Totally Tangerine showing some flowers, some orange wallflowers, polyanthus and hyacinths.  In summer orange echinaceas and agastaches make quite an impact.  

Someone memtioned white.  Some don't like white flowers but I do.  They "go" with everything except another white....one outdoes the other.  White lychnis, Gaura, pinks,  malva, cosmos, anemone wild swan, etc etc etc all light up the garden.  

Raining here.  Not too much but enough maybe to delay my plantIng of clematis grandiflora (white) today.  

Missed many of the posts over past two days so hope everybody is well. 

Photonia Red Robin

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 08:08

I would move it now.....better a few weeks back though.  

Just make sure you take a good size rootball .....dig a generous trench around it and then lift.  Before that dig your recipient hole so that transplanting is as quick as possible.  Get plenty of compost mixed in with the soil and granular fertiliser like fish blood and bone.  Water well.  Let it drain.  Water well again. ,let it drain.  Mulch with compost 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:57

Orchid Lady, check for slugs tomorrow morn amd then bring into the GH.  As with all plants, some varieties are more robust than others

(you're not squeamish about slugs are you?  They are lovely things really .....not !  )

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:56

Orchid Lady, check for slugs tomorrow morn amd then bring into the GH.  As with all plants, some varieties are more robust than others

Tree Roots

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:47

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Can a small digger get in there?  A neighbour....my cousin....had a row of castlewellan Leylandii removed recently.  Cut half way and then dug out with a digger.

Always best to clear stumps.  They will be a problem for many years otherwise.  

good morning everyone

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:43

Smiler, it's not nice to be burgled.....best wishes to you.

When you cut your conifer try to keep its shape.  Use your secateurs to cut leading shoots to recreate the primary one as leader. Dont cut it flat 

Lavender hedge

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:38

Rosemary, that IS my photo.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:34

Orchid lady, yes I think Hostafan is the expert here.

I suspect it's too wet for that particular variety.....which variety is it?  And was it a small root when potted?  Small roots/plants suffer more from over watering I think.    Or, maybe a little slug in or around your pot.  Have a look for it.  When a plant suffers like that at this time of year...in GH or outside I look for small slugs and usually I find them.  I regularly lift pots amd look underneath.  It's something I every few days.  In the GH a few pellets are effective and soon show up the felon 

When is the best time to plant the lavender plugs I have grown from last year?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:26

For me, hardened off or not, I would pot on into bigger pots with a view to planting them out in few weeks

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