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Feeding

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 14:11

Language Edd.  Santa may be reading this 

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 13:27

My downfall Lyn.  I don't have patience.  I do divide delphiniums too.  I usually have half a dozen or so varieties flowering though and a dozen or so lupins.  ah! spring and summer beckons 

Susan I once grew hollyhocks until they developed rust.  Grew absolute monsters.  I think now there are rust resistant varieties (?)

got a few white foxgloves this year though 

got lots of tall spikes like veronicastrum. tall agastaches, etc., too.

Feeding

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 13:13

From the horse's mouth few years back, Ashwoods advised 2 feeds....spring and late summer.

other growers suggest late winter feeding.

i am a great advocat of seaweed though and during the early growing season I  apply a seaweed spray In addition to general fertiliser. For me hellebore leaves are tough by September so I have opted for spring feeding on new growth.

i think the most important factor though is good soil.....therefore a good mulch 

Forgot to fleece my containers, is it too late now?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 08:37

No, not too late at all as007.

you don't say what plants you have there but fleece asap.  

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 00:11

Delphiniums for me too Lyn.  You have reminded me to get some more.....lazy me, I buy in young plants in March that usually produce excellent spires in early summer.

Grass still growing

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 20:51

Yes it's still part of my garden regime.  Prob every fortnight 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 20:29

Hey Punkdoc.  That was no beached whale.  You know it was me 

Is it too cold to do hedge cutting?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 20:25

Well I cut hedges throughout the year but it is late for it now.  Whatever your hedge Jon I would leave cutting it until  spring.

Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:04

Postil, for me, is quite  vigorous grower.  Daphnes are fickle though, aren't they?  Mezereum doesn't like to be moved as I found to my cost.  And a Somerest I moved died too.  Aureomarginata seems to move quite easily as does Eternal Fragrance.  However, they aren't the longest living shrubs in my experience.

if mine, I would prob plant out Dotypoo's daphne as is without disturbing roots even if rootbound.  Most every other shrubs I would loosen roots

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:53

Hee hee hee 

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