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Iris sibirica

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:57

If they are dormant Berghill I think that's fine 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:55

Philippa your post .  

Debate needs to be lightened just a tad 

Camellia Princess Bachiottii

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:53

Cia, the mpc.....multi purpose probably not a soil based one.  If so it is not suitable for long term planting.  You need a SOIL based/john innes type ericaceous compost.   MPC tends to dry out very quickly and is very lightweight. 

perhaps I mislead you.  Pot size should not be too big when compared to pot it was in.  Don't put it in too big a pot but be prepared to pot it up every 3 years or so.

never good to move pots around too much.....choose a situation and let it settle.(out of early morning sun).  Better to mulch with lime free gravel or compost  

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:43

You surprise me Punkdoc.  You have paraphrased something not said . As a matter of fact nothing you said then connects with the meaning of Tetley's post. 

If I read your post as you seemed to do with Tetley's I would disagree with your last sentence.  I credit you with linking it with your first paragraph though.....i.e. the context. On  it's own that sentence meant something quite different.

Question Time is a prog I USED to enjoy.  All the politicians uttered soundbites often repeated what they said minutes before but actually said nothing on last week's prog.    Its happening here on the forum ....let's be better than those politicians; .let's take on board the points that are actually being made and not copy those (insincere) politicians.  Let's be ready to listen and take for granted that views are sincerely held and not to be ridiculed or twisted.  

We have to make a decision in a few weeks.....who here is ready to do that?

Mulching with Bark

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 13:04

I would say it is perfect now to mulch...we have had plenty of rain and the soil is wet.  A good generous mulch will help conserve that moisture and inhibit weeds 

there should be a weight listed on your bulk bag.  Or, where did you get it ?  Ask them.    


Camellia Princess Bachiottii

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 13:00

Cia, as long as the pot is reasonably big it should be fine. prob too late but I guess you used ericaceous mpc ....I would use a john innes ericaceous soil because it will dry out less and provide better support and nutrition. 

Pruning?  A picture would help but after flowering I would prune every shoot back to buds to promote bushy growth.  Just make sure it doesnt dry out esp from mid summer on when flower buds develop.  If it dries out it will abandon any inclination to flower. 

Brown Conifers

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:54

Spidermite not yet Hazel.  Usually prevalent on piceas like albertiana comica. think that's not problem here 

Aucuba - can / how can I cut it back hard?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:50

Yes Supernoodle you can cut them back hard.   Try to cut back to shoots if possible . Good time now to do it 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:40

I suggest you read up a little more Punkdoc.  Just accept the possibility that Tetley has written something true. whether it still is happening I don't know but it was an issue a few weeks back.  

Of course Tetley's comment was not an "outrage" .  there are elements entering europe who regard women as fair game, as they are in their own countries, and  german women have been attacked by them.  

Brown Conifers

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:23

But not as we know it Bob

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