Verdun


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John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:17

I would always use john innes for bare roots.  Bare roots need a reasonably moist compost and I feel mpc dries out too quickly.

i would only plant out when plant has grown to fill the pot. Why plant out early if you cannot see it?   also plants will grow more quickly and better in pots 

Trailing plants

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:12

Lithodora heavenly blue if the pot is big enough. similar requirements Margaret. 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:03

Craigh, 

how much did you water your plants?  JI will not drain as quickly as mpc.

dont water again until compost dries out a bit.  At this time of year you should water only lightly.  However, your bare roots will prob be fine.

Lupins

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:37

I am just too darn lazy and impatient so never grown lupins from seed. 

however, lupins are indispensable here.  Love them.  For that, sometimes, blank period between late spring and early summer lupins fill the gap and do so admirably.  Big fat spires of yellow, blue, red, pink and white, what else compares?  

I lift and divide a few in summer so my supply continues in the colours I choose  

Jobs in your garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:31

Once is enough Lyn 

Jobs in your garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 12:15

Hostafan, always been nervous of adding "recycled beer" to the compost heap directly.  If there is a mouse...worse a rat...there an attack against my person is always a worry 

warm sunny right now

had to intervene in a motor accident this morning..

....the driver had demolished a shop display and he had narrowly missed injuring someone.  These powered wheelchair drivers instore are lethal.    Beware!  These drivers are heavily armed with vicious walking sticks and equally vicious tongues.  Hilarious as the wheelchair was stuck much to the driver's annoyance   (I wasn't the only one unable to supress mirth....further annoying the driver  

Storm names!

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 07:30

That.'s a bit bitter Tetley 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 21:53

LilyPily best wishes to you for your sil.  Hope everything turns out well 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 21:06

How about yews?  Evergreen and easy.  dogwoods?  Not evergreen but red winter stems so a feature for most of the year

Miscanthus will grow quickly to 6'.  Not evergreen but will provide structure over winter. Nice flowers though in late summer and autumn. Variegatus is good...strictly upright, white effect and beige flowers.  Flamingo has pinkish flowers.  Morning Light has a more delicate effect.  Gold Bar has yellow horizontal bars across the leaves.

Gingernuts

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 20:59

Heaven preserve us....running out of custard creams noooooooooooooooooo

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