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Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:14

Flowersinthe rain, it really isn't crucial but I use a tablespoon in 10 litres of water.  Applied by sprayer is better ...leaves will absorb it better.  I then empty it around the roots.  Agree, it looks pretty good.  Epsom salts is a wonderful tonic for all sorts of plants. 

Vermiculite or Perlite?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:08

Perlite is what I use to create sharp drainage for cuttings, seeds and plants like aeoniums.   use this a lot 

Vermiculite, as I understand it, holds more moisture so good to add to hostas etc.  Also used as top dressing. I  Don't use this 

Hydrangea outgrown pot ?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 16:12

Dave, then I think you can get it out of your pot pretty easily.  Those roots wont be too jammed in there. loosen soil and pull plant as you go..  


Large Raised Bed

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 13:00

RunningMitch, a few points.   is it in full sun?  Can you post a picture?  What tree stumps are they? 

Could you use stumps as supports for seats? Heathers are ideal in poor sunny slope situations.....the winter varieties, the Carneas, come in white, pink and red flowers and with coloured foliage.  

prostrate rosemary, the bright blue ones, have aromatic foliage all year round and would cope with a slope in sun.  Lavendars too, summer heliotropes, thymes and chamomile will provide scent in a sunny sloping site 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:50

Looking superb tho, eh Fairy? 


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:49

Always regarded Simonsii as invasive.   on the towans behind me leading to fhe beach this does spread by seed and by root.  

Invicta, since it is of sentimental value (good enough reason to grow it ) just be aware of seedlings and root spread and it will be fine I think 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:42

Beautiful here....prob 10 degrees.  No wind. No rain. Lovely blue skies . Should post a picture 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:40

Howdy folks 

at last some sanity  working in friend's garden which is overgrown and catchup needed...this was fine. It was her incessant chatting though that drove me maaaad  .   She also planted a tree where there is no room for it and her reasons for doing it are bonkers.    eventually I persuaded her to move it...something I will do in a few days.  Must remember to wear ear muffs though   Or barricade her front door 

beautiful day....prob 10 degrees.  No wind. No rain. a walk with Spike soon 

? Wind rock damage to penstemons

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:28

Hiya Hostafan....I would he inclined to cut back right now...this very moment in fact ........and try to root those tips.   as they are grown in GH you must have plemty of soft new growth 



Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:08

Happy birthday Liri 

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