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Replacing conifers

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:19

Hiya Tom

Yes, they are imposing aren't they? 

I think the extra space in your garden, the extra sunlight too, would be good there.  So,,climbers on your fence?  Evergreen and deciduous .......honeysucklees jasmimes, clematis momtana, solanum?  

How do you feel about removing the conifers.?  Up to it?  

Clematis leaves turning brown

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:10

I think hogweed has shown you the reason Lesley. 

Camellias

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:09

Prune now.  You have a whole growing season for it to make some decent growth.  New growth on camellias is usually very attractive too 

Epsom salts, primarily magnesium, but a great tonic to most plants.  

No, have a go with the camellias.  Lovely shrubs and pretty easy too Philippa 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:05

Thanks folks.  Such nice people 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:19

Hot today.  Lovely 

My niece got her dream job .........they told her just as she got back here.  Her deceased mum, she was born just 15 months or so before her mum died, would be so proud of her.   Difficult not knowing your mum 

Great weather now folks 

 

Camellias

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:11

Not for me phiippa

If mine I would prune it ...yes, to nice shape but to buds lower down to encourage density. Forget flowers for next year.  A light organic feed....fish, blood and bone, the small element of lime won't affect it.....and a generous watering.  I would, however, use ericaceous john innes when planting and then a spray of epsom salts.  A position away from direct morning sun too. 

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:10

Hinting though Nut   Just hinting ............

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:08

Scary isnt it Dove?  Hope your son has sorted it with the bank.  Even with the best security these guys seem to be able potentially to get our details.  I check bank, barclaycard and PayPal at least twice weekly.  

Sounds exciting concept MrsG.    Snowmound ....as I used to grow it....is just a small variety of the bride. Check out Calamagrostis for growing in a pot.  Karl Foerster is a great early flowerer as is my preferred choice Overdam.  This is a bright variegated, 6' tall upright grass and looks very good 

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:56

Clearly, I have a lot to learn about arisaemas.  Any pics folks?  

Hostas

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:40

Probably best to keep hostas apart Hostafan.  

Tend to feel that viruses can be beaten by resilient plants....and people.....thereby making plants resistant in future.  If they survive the virus initially.  

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