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Latest posts by Verdun

Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 19:30

No, never plant out bare roots if small...and they usually are these days.....straight into the garden.  Potted up they will grow faster and do better.   after a few weeks they will romp in warmer soil.  No brainier for me.

Lavender (soil depth)

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 19:24

Dave, I was more concerned about the drainage.......water may lodge or run into that concrete ledge. It could be great or not so good.  And they are unlikely to survive as long as mine.....I.e. At least 10 years.

Slug..... Or is it ?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 19:21

Folks.....he's having you on! 

Lavender (soil depth)

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 17:38

You will need 60 cm I reckon but how deep is your soil there?  Can you make a raised bed there?  Maybe a row of blocks or sleepers to raise soil level?  

Slug..... Or is it ?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 16:55

Those pictures have made me hungry........

Dahlia pot size

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 15:42

Greedy Punkdoc?  Just gave in to temptation and purchased a couple of cream donuts.  Not for me though....just in case A visitor feels peckish

temperature here is around 15 degrees. planted out some violas....had a voucher but gc overcharged me.  They were on offer but the system said no.  Anyway got my offer.


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 13:01

Delightful day....pretty warm.  

got roped into helping my neighbour with his fence and a caller stayed a long time so my planned work in garden hasnt yet happened.  

Had lunch but donuts are calling me..........especially those cream and jam ones.  My local shop supplies extra large ones but it would be piggish of me to eat two of those .....surely? 

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:51

Happy birthday Panda's other half. 

Dahlia pot size

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:48

Watery, a 9 cm pot should be sufficient for tubers from Wilkos.  If not a 12 cm.  pot up in dry compost for now and lightly water in a week,or so.  Pot on frequently as roots fill their pots ...and they will grow fast now.  One tuber per pot.

i grow dahlias by reporting often and have several in large ....5 litre or larger.....pots.  They will grow and flower well if well fed during the summer, esp if john Innes used. I also grow them on in pots ...for reason you give...until I know exactly where I want them in the garden.

Help rejuvenating a water lily.

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:49

Every 3 years or so....according to my whim really ....I lift and divide water lilies.  They separate easily.

hiwever, they need to be replanted less deeply until leaves start to float again and then you can lower into the pond.

this is ideal time to divide but would not leave it much later.

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