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Latest posts by Verdun

Physocarpus out growing space

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:54

Novice let them grow on for the summer, potting on if necessary.  

Dying Sedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 11:40

It would be interesting to know which sedge you have.....description?  And Bamboogle is right on both counts....they are usually hard to kill amd they mostly like lots of moisture.  

I notice you said the base of the plant was very solid.....did you loosen this before replanting?  Did you water very well?  Also, it would naturally appear to suffer initially and then make new growth in the spring.

So. I would loosen the rootball, add goodly amount of compost and water well.  Then wait for few more weeks to see if re growth occurs.  

I would not line the hole as you suggest.  Fertiliser isn't really necessary but dried manure mixed with compost and your soil should do the trick. 

Its not advisable to replant with the same family of plants but it doesnt mean it wont grow there again. If its what you want to continue  growing there then go for it 

gardening and mental health

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:21

Nicely said Mike 


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:17

Getting windy but dry.  Rain soon though.

Can't grow good roses here either Pam.  Not best area for them.

Hope everyone has a good day 

 Hope your mum is better KEF. 

Dying Sedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:11

I would always divide sedges and plant out the smaller pieces amd not necessarily replant the whole plant.  Also it's never a good idea to put the same sort of plant in the same hole like that.  I would plant something different there.  


Carpet Planting

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 20:55

Well, geraniums spring to mind.  Plenty of good blue varieties ....rozanne flowers forever esp if cut back in. I'd summer.  

For spring flowering...I know you asked about summer flowers....brunnera hadspen cream has delightful forget me not blue flowers on variegated folliage.

Campanulas would do well there too....birch hybrid has velvety purple blue flowers all summer.  Campanula dicksons gold is mound forming, yellow evergreen foliage and blue flowers that will repeat if cut back.

Vincas too....variegated available and dark and light blues and in whites.  



Posted: 19/03/2014 at 20:42

Snap with lamb chops punkdoc....ha ha 

Lawn disaster

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 20:29

Have tried this myself Shrinking Violet.  If worried about birds can you cover with fleece or polythene?  It's how I do it now 


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 20:26

Best wishes for your mum KEF 


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:36

Sunniest spot possible,chicky then flowers all summer long.....some well into autumn 

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