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willow arc

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 23:19

You would need large pots and to keep,them very well watered and fed.  What size did you want these to be?

In reality they need to be in the ground.

About to Prune established cornus to the base

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 22:40

The dogwoods grown for the colour of their stems can be cut right down to he base. Given a good feed at the same time they will produce strong growth during the summer

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 22:36

Matt, 

Ive not been a fan either of pelargoniums until last few years.....as container plants.  They lack structure and form but boy, they provide lots,of colour.

I have a few scented varieties on order.....nice on a path or near a seat or doorway.

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:53

Pelargoniums flowering outside for me too.

I usually cut back twice.....autumn and about now to create bushyness and cuttings.

Dahlia Tuber

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:50

I have several dahlias in the ground....as always....here in the mild far south west.  It's a slightly different scenario this year though.....it's been so wet that I really don't know what to expect fom them this year.

I would pot up any tubers ASAP ....march is soon with us.....and the sooner started he bigger and better they will be

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:41

I have a very small pond with fountain and gushing aluminium watering can.  Right now not greatest looking or the most natural looking either. 

Would like to start again though but it would still have to  be a formal delabole slate edged one.  A natural pool would look odd in my garden.  

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:20

Hostafan, 

Got my hostas from bowdens

Fire island, touch of class and orange marmalade.

Small roots though with one shoot per set.  Potted up and they look healthy but tad expensive for what I received.  (if you do start your own nursery maybe ??ou will sell cheaper ?)

Delivery was within few days 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:16

Jack, I'm far from an alarmist. I try to warn people when I think they may be making a mistake.  It actually is my experience that P Aurea certainly is invasive esp in good soil.  In poor soil it will struggle.  Eventually after its roots are established it will romp.  It's your call.  Consider the options......it is well behaved so fine.  It invades and you have problems. 

A GW programme featured bamboos grown by an expert.  He was dealing with issues about bamboos spreading......one had spread across a road into hedge/whatever on the other side.  

This is a great forum but by jingo we do argue .....that's the fun of it.   We all have our own experiences.  Just wish when I first started gardening somebody pointed out which were the invasive plants because I,have learned the hard way 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:06

Hello forkers

Missed foodbank today.....other last minute commitment.  So, no donuts 

Funny old day....lovely morning. An hour of rain.  Then fine again.(sorry about that but any excuse to use smilies)

 Potted up osteospermum voltage yellow....the best yellow osteospermum by far......they havent stopped growing over the winter.   They are now in 1 litre pots.  Also pelargoniums, fuschias, linum perenne, and agastache.  Feels like spring when potting on. 

 

Grafted Tomato Plants!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:14

Oh, missed some of,the quesrions

I,bought online from d t brown

Shirley and Sungold.....would not bother with Sungold again though. ,too sickly sweet for my liking 

Think they were best ever

Yes, Worth the extra cost 

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