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How much to charge...

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 22:12

Ooooooo, I would charge less than that if you want to sell the lot.  Bare root right now?   I would say £1 50.  If any are large, your water lily for example, maybe £2 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 22:09

Hiya Jan

don't grow this particular variety but grow a few of them.

your dry soil is perfect.  Full sun,,,,,,as much as possible.  

i grow them in a very sunny, dry spot .......grow with yellow potentillas behind, santolinas, helychrysum, osteospermums.

they are easy,,unfussy.  Dont water them.  Let them die down naturally.  If you want to cut the flowered stems down you can but I think they look attractive.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:36

clarice, making me hungry...esp the last 2 pictures 

seriously, first year gardening? You are good 

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:27

hello John

I would not replant with another salix flamingo. it is likely to flounder

another an acer.  Leaves are similar in colour and is quick growing

I cut my acer flamingo down to 60 cm or so every spring and it produces beautiful pink,,white,'pale green foliage to 12' or so across and almost as high. Quite a feature I think

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:44

Most of the shrubs and perennials I see at this time of year need their roots loosened. Some dramatically so.  Just a thought but if those roots are like this your problem will not go away.,

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:20

Rich, before planting did you check the root ball?  Did you soak it first before planting?  If the rootball was congested and dry because of this no amount of topical water will help it.


What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:49

No snot a wart Dove 

Autumn flowering wallflowers

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:47

Esspee, I think you are right.  The perennial walflowers are ok but not exciting apart from a tender variegated one I grow.  The biennials usually have superb colour and scent.

ssssssssurely not lynn 

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:44

Are we all thinking this is a beautiful thing?  

So if I get a wart on the end of my nose can I call it a beauty spot? 

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