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Is there any better foliage ?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 08:11

Ah!  Bog garden, perfect.  No chance of that here. BUT....I want one; MUST have one 

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 08:09

Yes but Nanny Beach, we have scrutinised, analysed, dissected and probed Monty to death.  And it will not end will It?

(tell you what....I will post this again in a few weeks)

How long till I get my lavender hedge?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 08:05

You are right, lavendsr does not like it too rich but anything grown in tbe same place for long takes nutrients and minerals it needs.  When planted again with same plants the nutrients etc are just not there.  Rose sickness for example.  Never good to replant with the same.  Growth will never be as good 

sorry to disagree with darren....dont beat me up will you?  Ha ha.....but if your plants have been in place for 2 years I would not dig any up to inspect the roots.  

How long till I get my lavender hedge?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:46

Morning adamadamant

first thought ...did you simply pull out the old lavendar and pop in replacements?  If so this is likely to be the reason for slow growth

last autumn I replaced a lavendar hedge around my veg patch.  The replacements are growing fast but I replaced and replenished the soil there.

I think you should have planted,them elsewhere or replaced the soil there.  

All you can do now is feed although,,paradoxically, you don't really feed lavendar....they flower better and are hardier when grown hard.

thus I would use seaweed spray once a week for a few weeks but growth should still come soon anyway 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:39

Keen, that area will light up in a week or two.   what small plants are they there?   Maybe something to cascade over those stones!  Hackonechloa would look good there?? 

A walk to the beach earlier and it is sunny..  Cold wind though. Got loads of tender stuff to put out but need to be sensible and wait a few more days .......arctic winds supposed to wreak havoc maybe even here? 

Is there any better foliage ?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:33

You will find space for these joyce 

never grown rodgersias PD simply because my soil is prob not heavy enough.  Have checked out varieties though and been tempted.  But.....if I can grow astilbes I guess Rodgersias will do well too....hmmm!  Maybe I will 

Two questions

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:27

Morning flowerlover

no, let those shoots grow for now

sarcoccoca is a wonderful winter shrub.....scent is superb.  Easy dark evergreen that I grow as a sort of topiary...i.e. As a dome.  

How about helleborus Corsicus too?  Pale green serrated leaves, evergreen with pale green flowers late winter and spring?

Batty Bunch

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:53

Runny,,always had convertibles or cars with sunroofs.

can we have a photo of you getting out of your car through your sunroof?   

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:49

Sorry LP.  It is new to me.  Will be a shock to you all there.  Wish you well. 

Is it manageable?  treatable? 


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:14

then you are a marvel marion.....huge respect 

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