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hostas

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 18:24

They do creep B3.....

they are already in the soil.  It's just adding a few more of them. completely natural and safe......so the experts say ! 

hostas

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 18:13

Begging for food again Lyn?  You know you have been warned about this 

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 17:59

Hiya Lee

just did a quick check

Ornamental Trees 10L  2 to 3' tall £34.00 plus VAT

Crowders 2 to 3' £16.99

Larch Cottage 8L £29. 99

Botanic 3L £14

ring a couple of them to ask their condition, height etc.  Say you want them nearer 3' than 2'   

 

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 17:42

Good luck Fairy.....no broomstick riding though ! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 17:39

My "nosey" neighbour popped on.  Wants me to plant up her now totally cleared front garden.  Felt quite sorry for her cos she doesn't really know where to start, what to plant or where.  It's a pretty big area.  Beautiful new stone wall built......top craftsmen there.  

Will give her a few plants, have listed a few to buy, suggested some ideas and offered to "help" planting now and then....if she asks.  She has already chosen some plants that will not do well, e.g. A mac hydrangea in a raised, free draining border...?? 

Sorry Fairy....still lovely weather here but of course in a couple of hours or so it will be dark so summer it isn't I suppose 

 

Dwarf fruit trees

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 15:44

Deacons are brilliant. Pansy

Positioning of Plants

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 15:42

Lucid, I sense you are over comcerning yourself with labels.........as Fairy said,,plants are adaptable if approximate requirements are met.  Some plants do need "full sun" and as much of it as possible.  They like to be baked.  However, most plants are fine in average conditions.  If they don't thrive then move them 

Planting Now or Later

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 15:37

Jay, I  always advise to pot on anything in 9 cm pots and overwinter in gh, under fleece or with some protection from weather and pests.  They will grow much faster and better anyway.  Come spring ....mid spring...you will have much, much bigger plants to put out.  

Today I bought a couple of plants...cheap too...in 9 cm pots.  They are now in 1 litre pots.  In spring those 1 litre pots will be filled. 

Planting Now or Later

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 15:35

Jay, I  always advise to pot on anything in 9 cm pots and overwinter in gh, under fleece or with some protection from weather and pests.  They will grow much faster and better anyway.  Come spring ....mid spring...you will have much, much bigger plants to put out.  

hostas

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 14:13

Exactly Obelixx.  I often take it a step further by not allowing some hostas to flower.  I have long felt that hosta foliage remains pristine far longer Without fhe flowers.  I think flowering does drain energy from the plants

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