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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:04

Hoping fidget is ok now. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:56

I know Stacey.  I never pay until I am totally satisfied with the work.  

Gardeners World TV Program

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:53

GW for me now is just "interesting".  Can take or leave it...always recorded amd watched when I decide to.

Not enough of any real info, advice, awareness of new plants or in depth discussions of plants.  GW goes very quickly but not because I enjoy it.  I think Monty would be better on his own and with the format changed.  It's gotten predictable.  Monty could do a Geoff Hamilton style presentation.

Everyone loves Monty's dog but hey!  Everyone loves mine or anybody else's ....thats how we are ...but it's a gardening programme. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:43

Dove....I would not have the willpower not to open that rose.    I excitedly  rip boxes, etc open asap

Lovely sunny morning.....the afternoon is supposed to be wet though 

Also have plumber today....re routing water pipe.....so I shall be watching like a hawk that they do everything carefully.  (I have been known to sit on the shoulders of tradesmen as they work....!!)

Think my dog will enjoy his walk in the sun in a mo...me too 

plants and container for small rockery

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:35

Woody is the expert here.....where is he?  

plants and container for small rockery

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 23:02

I would like to grow some of the little alpines again.  Need to re discover these gems.  

Hey Mike.....you may start me off with a new addiction to choice alpines 

Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:52

Hiya NGCARDS

I would plant In pots Jusf big enough to take the tubers.  I would keep compost dry for week or so then gradually moisten them to encourage growth.  Pot on when pots are almost full and repeat this process.  I grow them on until at least 2 litre size but often 3 before I plant out in the garden.  Keep indoors and frost free....use fleece if cold.  By mid summer I have large dahlias.

plants and container for small rockery

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:59

Made my own containers from old ceramic sinks ...now look like stone troughs. (a legacy from Geoff,Hamilton)

Lewisias are lovely in small terracotta pots....planted slightly on their sides.....in very well drained compost with added perlite.  Placed in the sun and they glow 

A nice shrubby plant is euryops acraeus.  I love this silver grey dome with bright yellow flowers.  Again in a terracotta pot on its own.

Convolvulous maritima is a lovely trailing plant with velvety purple/blue flowers from mid summer to autumn.  Have this growing by my drive entrance and it is an eye opener.  

 

FERTILISER

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:52

For perennials, shrubs etc I think fish blood and bone is best with your annual  top dressing.  An occasional spray of seaweed extract helps too with trace minerals etc. won't go far wrong with this......producing good strong healthy growth without overdoing the nutrients.  

Kerria Japonica

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:46

Sue, hiya.

I would use super strength glyphosate......wait another 3 weeks or so and use then.

Kerria......new gardeners need advice about plants other than size, colour etc.  this is a very invasive plant.  

If you can cut the woody stems back to almost ground level you can paint SBK onto the cut exposed ends.  This also is very effective and can be done now.

Discussions started by Verdun

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Meany or being careful !

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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