Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 07:31

Morning folks 

quiet misty morn ...we are in for a beautiful day 

Looking into getting a conifer

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:41

Agree about cryptomerias....I have a couple here.....Vilmoriniana is one.  Very slow growing and adaptable. Also check out the taxus varieties.....they thrive anywhere except wet ground.  They are easily kept to size, relatively slow growing and very attractive.  Two favourites of mine are Standishii and Coppershine.  The former upright and olive turning to yellow in spring;  the latter has green and white leaves turning to copper/orange in spring to yellow in summer.....lovely 

Japanese anenome

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:02

ironically, although they spread...often invasively....they need a big rootball to move well.and resettle quickly.    Agree, move it asap 

Potentilla

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:14

Rastafarian is popular right now Poly- 

BBC 2's popular gardening series 'Big Dreams, Small Spaces' with Monty Don

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:12

I think, deep down, we all like and respect Monty.  

Dicentra (bleeding heart)

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:10

Remember, mulching can delay emergence of shoots By as much as 2 weeks 

Camellia problems.....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:54

Shirley, does your pot have drainage holes?

its good to buy a camelia with at least a flower on it...you know then the colour.

dont over water it. M

I would prune it back a little to encourage it to bush out 

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 )

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If.........

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Exciting........

 
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17 degrees in a couple of days

 
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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

 
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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Well, he won but.....

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Sssssssscared or what?

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What is an all year round garden?

 
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Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
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