Verdun


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Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:35

Aym, not quite sure I understand you....."keep alive during the summer"?  Do you really mean during the winter?

my tubers are 4 years old now, pretty big.  I protect them over winter as I do with dahlias, viz., frost free and dry.  Excellent value because the tubers increase in size every year.  Mine are about 6" 

In 3 or 4 weeks I will plant near the surface of good compost in a largish container.  Add fish blood and bone and keep reasonably well watered.  they will flower all summer into autumn. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:13

Morning everyone 

lovely bright sunny morning....so far 

if it stays dry I will top dress front lawn

porridge with my own blackcurrants right now......still a few bags left in the freezer 

 

Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:08

Have that aym......colour all summer   Would not like acid conditions that azalea needs

Pieris will simply outgrow the azalea.......not good companions in a pot at all 

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:29

I have been disappointed with GW magazine recently. The Garden is better.  

I think it is over priced. not enough depth on any article 

 

Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:10

Ok aym ...you redeemed yourself 

Unhealthy bamboo

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 21:54

Zo F

wait for a few weeks.  Its prob not enjoying the winter.  

Fairy is right ...bamboos are fickle in pots.  

In spring fish blood and bone and mulch....keep watering consistent 

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 21:44

8225 toes 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:17

I would always use john innes for bare roots.  Bare roots need a reasonably moist compost and I feel mpc dries out too quickly.

i would only plant out when plant has grown to fill the pot. Why plant out early if you cannot see it?   also plants will grow more quickly and better in pots 

Trailing plants

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:12

Lithodora heavenly blue if the pot is big enough. similar requirements Margaret. 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:03

Craigh, 

how much did you water your plants?  JI will not drain as quickly as mpc.

dont water again until compost dries out a bit.  At this time of year you should water only lightly.  However, your bare roots will prob be fine.

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