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Acer Palmatum 'Little Princess'

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 11:55

Greenfinger Beats

post a picture  but if it still needs a support I would check to see if it's too tight.  It may not need a support now.

check out the painted Japanese ferns to go with it.  Beautiful grey/blue leaves and many have red stems and red veins in those leaves.

Weed/plant identification and removal advice

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 07:50

Need to be sure before you apply weedkiller.  I'm the most impulsive guy and yesterday went around with a weedkiller spray to spot kill dandelions.  However, I almost missed new shoots almost hidden by a pair of dandelions......remnants of clematis Belle Etoile that I thought I had transplanted. Delighted to see it and a free plant.  Weedkillers not for careless use 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 07:25

Morning everyone 

not quite as sunny so far but pleasant enough

(didn't place a bet  on Grand National oh so subtle joke clearly under whelming )

the last few plants expected this week.....helenium and white sunpatiens

this coming week will be carrot thinning and more general planting out. Hot weather by mid week 


Too much leaf, not enough flower!

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:47

Tomsk you may be drawing incorrect conclusions there.  How deep do you plant your daffodils?  They need to be 3 or 4" deep, even more. If too shallow they will not flower.  

No,,don't remove leaves.  Feed with phostrogen or tomato feed until the leaves start to yellow.

what other plants are reluctant to flower?


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:40

I never have any luck on the grand national so no point checking,  just become a habit. I  had £50 on Leighton  Aspel to win so wasted some cash there 

Be honest now

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 17:27

Tossing slugs n snails over the fence is just making work for yourselves.   They do come back.  If you pick them up dispose of them at the same time, maybe in a salt solution in a can


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 16:54

I love the white one.....alba...but grow the pink/white one too

for me it grows well in my sunny garden but decent soil and some sort of shade is best for it.

marking where your plant is is essential.....I dug up one recently in my haste so a short cane discreetly placed there will be a wise move.  


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 16:49

Edd and others are right but I bought coriander plants from store and they have been fine for couple of weeks now.  I think they do run out of steam so I guess I will sow a few seed too.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 16:41

supposed to be cooler today but it's been gorgeous here.  I guess it isnt quite as hot as yesterday etc.but happy with it.  Some light rain overnight but dry since then.

planted leucanthemums, a nice new form of sedum purpureum (name forgotten until 

I check) and white  osteospermum in my dry area.  

I've got something in mind, but does it work?

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 08:11


lobelia hadspen purple, allium purple sensation, verbena homestead purple and Rigida, Veronicas...white and blue....., salvias, anchusas, scabious butterfly blue and alba, aster frikartii Monch, aster little Carlow, hardy geraniums like Rozanne for blue and white too, caryopteris, ceratostigma, and white.... dwarf rhododendrons, santolinas for grey foliage, helichrysum for silver, aconitums, .....oh, I'm sure others will add to a long list

(I think purple/red foliage goes well with blues, purples and whites and grey/silver foliage.   dwarf purple/red shrubs like berberis atropurpurea  nana and pittosporum Tom thumb and low herbaceous perennials like dark heucheras (with white flowers too) would enhance and support your colour ideas.)

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

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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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