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Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:52

Gosh Hosta, that's a lot of walking.  

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:51

Mine is about to flower.  

I think pruning will be simply to remove the flowered stems to keep a compact shrub.  Not overly showy out of flower but quietly attractive foliage.  Have feeling a lot will be lost where winters are cold later.  We'll see 

Filling a Raised Bed

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:45

My view too Fairy.  

Come spring you can use plant out your bedding plants plantmark But don't add fertiliser at that time.  There will be more than plenty of nutrition for your plants all season. I expect you to have lush growth next year so pinching back your plants would help them to be sturdy.  

Reusing this year's soil

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:30

Stuoobs, yes add to your raised beds.  Roots and all because they will disappear to nothing by spring.  They wont really add anything to your compost heap at all.  Just spread it about  

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:25

Indoors of course milliecat 


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 17:06

Wonderful weather .....bloomin warm down 'ere 

almost finished my revamping......visitor not seen for a while turned up so delayed but nice catch up anyway

astrantia hadspen blood divided as well as a deschampsia.  Soil enriched for planting. Still a re adjustment but getting there now.  

Bulbs arrived from Parkers.  Now then, not my choice for plants but for bulbs they have been good.  Excellent size and quality.  Even came with a feedback form so looks like they are upping their game.....unless you know differently

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 16:24

Well,,that is the big unknown milliecat.  I suspect not totally hardy but should be good here 

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:21

Yes chicky but poker roots are esp thick and tough......wont easily pull apart in big clump 

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:15

Dont think the fork system will work with congested poker Chicky 

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:11

Morning Jess

yes,,they are a bit thuggish aren't they?

dig it out.  The roots are thick and unyielding but  a sharp spade or saw is the way to do it. It depends on the size of the may want to cut it again. Then aggressively loosen those tough roots to break up the root system.  It may be easier to soak the divided clumps in a bucket of water first.

replant in eriched soil and water well

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