Latest posts by Verdun

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 16:13

Good move MJSR 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 13:20

I have that variety too Obelixx.  Later than the others and very vigorous.  Dont ever remember buying it but I divide every year making new large flowering clumps 

Go large or divide again....

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 13:16

Silleee billee me Lou . I didn't think of that 

yes Hosta, Liberty is a beauty.  It seems too to be sun tolerant 

moving a red robin

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 11:15

Photinias do not move well, in my experience. 

just about time to move it though.  All the sensible things like diggng as big a rootball as possible and watering it in well.  Better too to have the recipient hole prepared before digging up your plant.  Mix in compost and granular fertiliser too.  

Photinias are not really good pot the ground for sure Charlotte m 

Spirea Help!!

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 11:09

Jason, always a shock to the system when any plant is pruned however your pink spirea should recover.  I prune mine annually...havent checked yet but I would expect to see the new shoots just emerging.  Early here though.

i really dont think you have killed your plant...I have cut them quite drastically and they recover.

still early .......wait awhile.  Let us know when you see it growing 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 07:53

Morning folks 

dry, bright and sunny.  No wind. Pleasant feeling. 

Go large or divide again....

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 21:49

More plants than I need's a sickness ! 

I'll have to start selling plants again 

going large, yep!  Think I will 

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 21:07

I feed and mulch well....mpc mixed with dried farm manure,,chicken pellets and blood, fish and bone fertiliser is my current choice.

ziggy, flowering this year has been variable unusually mild and very wet winter......but a thick mulch will help for next year.  Probably you will have flowers this summer 

Grass seed recommendation

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 20:04

CraighB, go for a dwarf rye hard wearing mix.  bog standard, normal mixture available in DIY stores or garden centres. 

Once growing strongly don't cut it too low...a medium high cut produces a much more durable rich green lawn. 

Go large or divide again....

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 19:15

Ah, the main man Hosta 

just 2 for now that have filled their pots.....Halcyon and Patriot in pots 40 cm wide and 28 cm deep.  Maybe pot on into 60 cm wide containers!?   Don't really want more hostas because of division but extra large ones appeal 

I have a really vigorous...and "delicious" hosta viz., Liberty......which is in the ground.  This should make an excellent pot plant,,Hosta, for next year? 

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