Verdun


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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 20:12

Gotta dog Edd....the best in the world 

.....I'm intrigued to see what is on BBC 2 

ornamental grasses garden

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:23

Never had opportunity to try it Hosta. I guess it was considered harmful to health but useful 

Transplanting a rose

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:19

Bob, knew I got spelling wrong  great minds think alike tho?  posted at same time you did I guess 

Slugs

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:30

.....and use nematodes in early spring 

Transplanting a rose

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:29

Lou, not a rose lover but a special one I planted last year was also planted in a spot that didn't receive as much sunshine as I wanted.  I moved it in early autumn.  soil fell away from roots but it waa fine....knew it would be.  

Actually down here the dormant season is over....if it ever happened anyway this year. .......but I,don't think it matters too much anyway.

I would prepare the recipient site really well getting plenty of compost and organic fertiliser in there.  A mycchorhizal (never know if I get that right ) dusting at the bottom of the hole is good too. Water really well despite the wet conditions. 

Fimally prune it back hard.......in spring you can prune again to buds to create your vase shape

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:22

Edd, I have never forgotten at college when a wicked female put a lifelike snake in my bed.  Of course, it didn't frighten me ....no, not at all 

ornamental grasses garden

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:16

Hiya nige55

agree with Berghill....make sure all grass weeds are eradicated

I think your idea is great.  I love growing grasses

for stipas of all types, fescues, helictotrichon, hordeums and elymus no preparation is necessary on your warm slope.  Sharp drainage and sun is perfect.  A word for stipa gigantea.....a real stunner all summer.  Outdoes most everything else esp with late sunshine behind the flowers

other grasses need more prep....miscanthus and calamagrostis need decent soil so add compost to the soil mix.  So too with pennisetums 

deschampsias, carex, uncinias, hackonechloas and bowles golden grass need extra water holding material in your site.

the addition of coloured foliage plants like heucheras can add a great deal to a grass border as will verbena bonariensis there.  

Will look great nige55 

p.s. For winter arrhenatherum bulbosum is wonderful.  White foliage brightens a shady garden as well as a sunny one.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 17:41

Ah!  That's what p & p means 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:21

Thanks valerie.  

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