Verdun


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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 17:48

The whole situation stinks Lyn.  You need help.  Im sure you will cope but you really shouldn't have to like this 

Wilting lavender - help!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 16:24

.....and try to loosen a few of those roots or they will not grow into your new compost 

Looking into getting a conifer

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 12:03

Not great for rockery tho Hosta....a martyr to red spider in a dry (rockery) spot 

not just looking for "nana" though.....a tough, durable variety is important.  

The yews, as I already suggested, slow growing cryotomerias and junipers like Blue Star  are the ones to go for

Re Goldcrest, Shoxt3r, i planted one for someone 7 years or so ago as a 20cm plant.  It is now over 15'.    Mind you, it has plenty of space there 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 07:31

Morning folks 

quiet misty morn ...we are in for a beautiful day 

Looking into getting a conifer

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:41

Agree about cryptomerias....I have a couple here.....Vilmoriniana is one.  Very slow growing and adaptable. Also check out the taxus varieties.....they thrive anywhere except wet ground.  They are easily kept to size, relatively slow growing and very attractive.  Two favourites of mine are Standishii and Coppershine.  The former upright and olive turning to yellow in spring;  the latter has green and white leaves turning to copper/orange in spring to yellow in summer.....lovely 

Japanese anenome

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:02

ironically, although they spread...often invasively....they need a big rootball to move well.and resettle quickly.    Agree, move it asap 

Potentilla

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:14

Rastafarian is popular right now Poly- 

BBC 2's popular gardening series 'Big Dreams, Small Spaces' with Monty Don

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:12

I think, deep down, we all like and respect Monty.  

Dicentra (bleeding heart)

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:10

Remember, mulching can delay emergence of shoots By as much as 2 weeks 

Camellia problems.....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:54

Shirley, does your pot have drainage holes?

its good to buy a camelia with at least a flower on it...you know then the colour.

dont over water it. M

I would prune it back a little to encourage it to bush out 

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
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How ruthless???

 
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