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Posted: 09/11/2014 at 17:06


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:48

You canna do that Fairy 

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:47

Just trying aconitum now....see what all the fuss is about.....ha ha, I'm fi...................................................


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:43

If kept dry your Cannas should be fine Busy. some fleece, as Fairy suggests, is sensible too. I often have large clumps simply placed under a cloche over winter but it's mild here 

Flowering plants to make a 'garden flow'

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:38

For mid summer Les?

echinaceas of one colour and a ribbon of grasses Like imperata, stipa tennuissima or hordeum jubatam?  Or a thread of libertias?  How about foliage like coleus of one colour?  Or helichrysum ?  Guara Corries Gold has slender variegated stems topped with white elegant flowers all summer.....these meandering in a border look good I think 

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:24

Busy, I have just divided totally tangerine .....I find they continue as if nothing has happened to them if clumps are large.  (Oh!  Great minds think alike?)   Foxgloves thrive here too I want to plant them in spring so positions are just right 

Red Robin Tree

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:34

Hiya  Rachy147,

the idea is to mix compost with creates good conditions for new rooting yet acclimatises them for the existing soil.

your plant will grow though. ,since you have staked it you can leave it as it is but can you remove some of the compost around your photInia....not too near the roots.....and mix with soil to return to the area?

Ideally though start again.  It won't be difficult. And mix compost and soil....add some root grow (mycchorizal granules/powder) to the bottom of the hole too....and a little organic fertiliser.   

Cutting back neighbours trees/plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:23

Good advice Alan 

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:20

Yes Christopher Lloyd did say that, i.e. not to pot on at this time of year, but those roots are ready.  So I would carefully separate them and pot on into 9cm pots.  Water in.  Keep indoors.  I'm sure they will be fine but don't pot on again until spring 

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

Alyssum for me too folks esp if it came from nowhere.  However, as soon as I see it out it comes.  Once in your garden you will never lose it If you live in a mild area. Seeds everywhere down here.  

Iberis is more shrubby.....once had a bed devoted entirely to it.  Topped on a slope by yellow alyssum and it looked great in spring.  

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