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Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:55

Thanks Ian for the information .  Enjoyed it 


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:53

No Stephen.  Grow them fast and sow more seed.  I don't thin but I space seed 1" apart.  

Hosta s in pots

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:50

Got Obsidian Hostafan....nothing quite like it.  Could I suggest Tiarellas too with hostas?  Obsidian and a fluffy white Tiarella associate really well here.


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:47

Chilly night but dazzling sunshine now.  Looking good 

promised to take someone to a garden nursery this morning.  She tends to buy everything she sees and I have to be the point of common sense.  No doubt I will be tempted by something....Tiarellas are looking good in the garden right now so if I might get a couple more. I literally have more plants than planting sites.....I never squash plants in cos they all fill their allowed spaces.  Hate plants squeezed in 

a cerise red azalea is catching the eye right was given to me a few years ago because the colour was not liked.  So dug it from her garden and transplanted it here.  Free and beautiful?  but that's enough about me 


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:51

Hello Patsy . Think I would feed and mulch too plus a generous soaking 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:47

No Hostafan, not rude at all.   I stopped getting more hellebores because I wanted space...variety....between them.  Also my garden is not as great as yours and other plants need to feature.  I'm getting very  fond of hostas though but don't want too many.  Grasses, tender perennials, etc., are favourites too so I need to have a balance. However, always room for something special and, by the look so far, hosta Liberty seems to fit the bill 


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:49

Runnybeak, you must have psychic powers.  I DID see a donut on the lawn today and are it quickly.  a jealous visitor said it was dog poo .....sillee billee wasn't he ?  

MrsGarden, dont give up on your grasses. many are only just sprouting.  best in second year and beyond.

for purple look at persicara red dragon

fed hydrangea by mistake

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:15

Marc, ericaceous feed is specially formulated for ericaceous plants but it is still a good feed for Most anything,, your ladyship/ma'am .......but early to expect your hydrangea to flower last year.  I would feed it now .....a good granular organic is best....then water it well and finally give a generous mulch.  Occasionally give it a thorough watering.  Bet it flowers this year 

New Zealand Flax Flower

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:08

Phormiums have fascinating flowers ......all mine flower and usually every year,  

Camelia not growing, but otherwise health and flowering

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:05

Tim, you clearly suspect roots are the issue. Yes, after flowering I,would dig it up with good rootball and check.  I think you will find it will dig up easily with small rootball. Gently try to release some roots and then look at the planting hole.  Enlarge it and add ericaceous soil, bark chips, compost.  Replant and water it well.

 Some may suggest digging up in the autumn but that's when flower buds are forming or have been formed.  Do it now and it's got time to grow well and produce its flowers for next season

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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