Verdun


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Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:20

Glenn, how long have they been in position?  I ask only because if they are well established I would wait  until September.  They will still survive but summer heat will take its toll so lots of water for a week or two then make sure they don't dry out.  Recently planted means they will move just fine now 


however, I move them regardless of time of year and they are fine. 


They will have large, deep and heavy root systems so be prepared for a generous dig.  Prepare a recipient hole and make it large.  Plenty of organic matter.....mushroom compost is prob the best....and fish blood and bone fertiliser.  At least dappled shade too if you can 

What to do with a blackcurrant glut?

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:12

Bumper crop here too 


freeze, give away, use on porridge, mix with ice cream........real cornish of course......add clotted cream, etc.,   


just 2 bushes now but this is plenty 

Herbaceous plants and bulbs under mulch

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 07:42

Depends on WHEN you apply the mulch.  Right now is totally fine....as thick as you like cos the foliage will not be covered.    if you apply in autumn you could swamp dicentras, astrantias etc unless you mulch more discreetly.  I find thick mulches delay growth in spring....not alarmingly so though 


mulch whilst foliage is seen 

Sad hydrangea :-(

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:40

Ericaceous for blue musher. not for pink. 


Agree papi jo, always better in the ground 

What would you plant here?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:03

Yes it will be fine. if you are concerned drape fleece over it 

Peach colored scented climbing plant

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:01

Yes you did Tetley.....put some clothes on woman 

Blueberries

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:58

Flowerpower, sounds like lime has gotten into your affected blueberry.  How do you water?  Tap water?  Did you feed with something?  


Or have you used weedkiller recently?  Spray drift will also cause those symptoms


What do you mean by "tea pots"?


Cloggie, no not bog plants.  Woodland yes.  Sounds like you over watered 

Last edited: 17 July 2016 22:00:18

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:52

nice pictures Chicky.  Yes I have  Moreheim Beauty, Sahins Early, El Dorado, Hot Lava and Chelsea out now.  Got a few more about to flower.  


Re hostas without holes, I agree with Monty.  If grown well they are less likely to be snail and slug fodder.  Touch wood, I have several hostas in the ground and in pots without holes.  A torch visit at night helps too 

Peach colored scented climbing plant

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:41

Nice to see you Tetley 

What would you plant here?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:18

Jasmine or honeysuckle would fit the bill Jess. 


Dig out a generous hole and loosen it below the hole.  Add compost, pelleted chicken manure, dried farmyard manure and some fish blood and bone to excavated soil.  Mix well and use this to plant with.  Water well. 


Galvanised wires from fence to fence will be fine 

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