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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 23:42

Hazel

snails I think.  After flowering snails seem intent on devouring them so protect both early in spring and again in summer.  Lupins all look awful after flowering....decimated leaves and usually then it's the newly "hatched" small snails....loads of them too small for pellets.  I pick them off at night .....just a few nights will do the trick.

i keep some in and lift others...they really are nothing to look at in late summer.  Trim them back after potting up.  

worth it Hazel....lupins here are wonderful offen producing 3 flushes 

remember too, lupins do not like alkaline soils.  A couple of sprays with epsom salts in the early spring helps 

Compost composition review

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 21:16

I think you are spot on Zoomer 

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 20:14

Andy,,plants in too large pots will sulk. pot on into slightly larger ones to encourage rapid and better growth.

try it for yourself....put a 9 cm plant into a 3 litre pot and another in multiple pots and see the difference come spring.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 19:54

Posted a reply earlier Victoria but the tech issues seem to have been at work

no, not GW ones.  Not letterbox size. Nice clump of 100 for about £12 

New plants

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 19:48

Pot on Maureen no matter how hardy they are.     Much better plants will result 

has anyone underplanted bamboo?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 18:42

Perennials for me......hardy geranium and Rozanne for its vigour and long flowering.  

Or Ceratostigma willmottianum.......deciduous shrubby with blue summer flowers

giant nepeta....almost evergreen and blue flowers for spring and summer

or how about white Gauras?  Or Agastaches?

 

Compost composition review

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 18:29

(Whisper it Philippa....I DID get a sneaky feel before buying)

some absolutely rotten quality composts last year.....Asda's own was awful, for example.

would never use any bought mpc for permament planting tho 

 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:49

Got snowdrops in the green over a week ago.  With flowers too.  Planted out and they look great now....flowers recovered beautifully. from ordering to delivery was a matter of days 

Salvia Turkestanica

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:45

Don't grow this now but I used to let it grow but not flower in its first year and then, for me anyway, it would flower for a couple of years.  best as an biennial I think....viz., to grow for flowering the following year.  so many better salvias available 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:37

Keep cool with your neighbour PD.  

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