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Latest posts by Verdun

how to tidy up this 'tree'?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:25

I too would get rid of it ping for same reasons.  Plant something else there instead.  

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:21

Hiya coys

Daffodils like...and need...to be planted deeply so you could plant under other plants.  However, I personally dont like this.  You would  not plant an evergreen on top, for example, as it would be spoiled by bulbs' foliage.  

I would plant bulbs to the side of other things. Or vice versa, plants to the side of bulbs.   Couple of reasons for this.....they don't spoil the neighbouring plant and you can easily lift amd divide bulbs in the future as they  multiply.  And they surely will....in a couple of years your stocks will increase dramatically amd you will have bulbs, ESP daffs, to spread around your garden.

It's a personal viewpoint....it's not critical really and others will have different ideas.

 

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:29

I  keep returning to the forum...even though I'm trying to do something else.  I'm keen to know how the majority feel.  I dont really sense anything other than goodwill here so lets see if im missing something  

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:17

Ahhhhh!  

Propagating lavender

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:16

Not sure you can do that with lavender.  You would simply kill it.  I've been "propagating" heathers by replanting deeper for years.  I was into heathers, conifers and island beds when Adrian Bloom (my inspiration for foliage colour) was  famous for it......30 years ago?  Thought his foggy bottom garden was fantastic. This replanting of heathers is foolproof however I dont plant as deep as carol Kleine did.  It looked awful.  When I do it the heather still performs and looks good now whilst the plant is still regenerating itself.  I lower the plant by about 4"  not 12" 

 

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:59

Thanks Brum.  

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:55

Hmmm...not sure about mulching heavily matt.  Think I would use something airy and light....straw, polystyrene, fleece loosely "fingered" in.  

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:46

Thanks Msbeehaven and fidget.  Two so far.

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:43

Mine have been great.  Flowered all summer.

Matt, they will die down now, will blacken.  It's nature's way of winding down.  

Now, for me, because they are new to me too, I'm going to keep some in the ground but dig up the rest and pot up the rest and keep them in the GH.  I will do that very soon now.

I will cut down the foliage, slightly trim any long roots and pop into 3 litre pots...bigger if needs be.  I will water them and keep them outside for week or so or longer whilst it's still nice and mild.  When it gets colder I'll take them indoors.

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:32

Well, I have tried a number of garden forums. This is, by far and away, the best.  Check  others out if you doubt it.  If there was a better forum I would be on it

If you want advice.....and I say this, a lot of it here is better than you will get from so-called experts on the telly, etc......help (everyone is keen to help; just check out the threads) or cheery comments this is the place to be.  

This is essentially a garden helpline.  And it's free.  But its a whole lot more than that.  So, come on folks SPEAK UP if you like it here.  If you want it to continue just as it is then say so.  I'll start off.....I LIKE IT HERE 

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