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Hebe division

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 18:21

No hebes cannot be split.  Cuttings are easy though.  

Help with hebes

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:43

Hebes are usually evergreen.  Given good drainage and some sun....as much as possible really.....they are easy plants.  Lots of new varieties out there now that prob aren't much more than tender.  Cuttings always advisable.  Planted soon though they should toughen up for next winter

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:30

Hiya Dove.  Don't think there's too much of a problem at the moment.  However, with the wind supposedly increasing later this may change. 

Foxgloves - Illumination Pink

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:27

Yes I bought illumination pink 2years ago.  Survived 2 winters and flowered for most of the summer but last summer disappeared.  Don't feel they are truly perennial...it was always a doubt for me.  Got white foxgloves this year instead which will be as advertised, viz., biennial or even annual. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:20

Not too bad a day. ,bit of a chilly wind though

finally haggled a deal for audi A1.  Think sales guy was a little confused.......broke up his rhythm a few times .....as the deal was slightly improved on closing.  Trouble is Renault sales rep called to see if we had made up our minds yet as did VW guy.  Feel esp sorry for Renault guy because he threw everything at the deal. 

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:18

It's a hit and miss situation every year I'm afraid.  For pots I mix in a little of sieved soil and grit.  

The mpc's though all attract vine weevils.  Perfect for them. 

Garden edging

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:13

Metal edging a big no for me.  Wooden can look too contrived and detract from the plants.

I edged lawns and borders with concrete ....sounds awful but actually very discreet and durable.  not noticeable that such an edge is there.  I followed curves and shapes and the colour has simply mellowed and toned in with soil colour. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:06

Looking promising Yviestevie 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:45

Been a lovely day here but rain has arrived.  Very high tides over the weekend mean problems for low lying areas, rivers etc.  worrying times for people there. 

 

Daphne is too big for her boots!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:36

Rosie, you dont say which varieties they are.  However, none of them are too keen on being pruned.  They are all highly susceptible to virus and virus transmitted diseases.  I agree with Dave and would only prune after flowering.....would wait a couple of weeks or so until weather is warmer too. If they really are too big then prune to make as compact as possible without drastic cutting,  Its  not about losing next year's flowers but more about not harming the bushes.

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look wot she did to me........

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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