Verdun


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low unsitely fence

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:20

without seeing your fence Phil, I would say no to wisteria there.  its a hefty plant 

a picture would be helpful 

Dicentra (bleeding heart)

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:18

Kitty, mine are later too.  Wet soil is cold soil.  The slightly warmer weather, esp overnight, is now kicking in.  You will soon see signs of growth 

 

Camellia problems.....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:00

Shirley, was your plant inside or out when you bought it?  Its not just frost that damages plants.... Shock of moving, of being potted of being in a different environment, etc.

buds and flowers are discarded before anything else but no problem.  Your plant will now concentrate on growth........(I would have removed buds and flowers anyway )

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:34

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WONKY 

have loads of fun 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:32

Morning folks 

bright but showers due 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:30

Lyn, best wishes. Hope nurse can help 

Advice on a good start

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 20:08

Agree with manure and Bob's thoughts about alkalinity.  It does seem likely that acid lovers will not be suitable there 

i would plant annuals for this year...after manuring...and use the summer for sketching and researching what plants you would like there.  Try to get shapes......spikey plants as well as mounded .....foliage colours and some evergreens for structure.  Not forgetting height too of herbaceous plants.  An opportunity to get to "know" your plot and see how things grow.

Ex lawns often contain soil pests during their first year of planting so annuals are expendable enough this summer.

aim for early autumn planting of major shrubs 

Vine weevils

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 19:29

Could you use nematodes hosta?  The soil temp should be warm enough in polytunnel. 

Wouldnt use provado on food crops 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:36

Nooooooooooo hosta 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:34

Yes I did Fairy.....she said I deserved it 

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
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How ruthless???

 
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£3 99 or 39p?

 
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