Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:13

Morning everyone 

lovely bright sunny morning....so far 

if it stays dry I will top dress front lawn

porridge with my own blackcurrants right now......still a few bags left in the freezer 

 

Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:08

Have that aym......colour all summer   Would not like acid conditions that azalea needs

Pieris will simply outgrow the azalea.......not good companions in a pot at all 

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:29

I have been disappointed with GW magazine recently. The Garden is better.  

I think it is over priced. not enough depth on any article 

 

Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:10

Ok aym ...you redeemed yourself 

Unhealthy bamboo

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 21:54

Zo F

wait for a few weeks.  Its prob not enjoying the winter.  

Fairy is right ...bamboos are fickle in pots.  

In spring fish blood and bone and mulch....keep watering consistent 

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 21:44

8225 toes 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:17

I would always use john innes for bare roots.  Bare roots need a reasonably moist compost and I feel mpc dries out too quickly.

i would only plant out when plant has grown to fill the pot. Why plant out early if you cannot see it?   also plants will grow more quickly and better in pots 

Trailing plants

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:12

Lithodora heavenly blue if the pot is big enough. similar requirements Margaret. 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:03

Craigh, 

how much did you water your plants?  JI will not drain as quickly as mpc.

dont water again until compost dries out a bit.  At this time of year you should water only lightly.  However, your bare roots will prob be fine.

Lupins

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:37

I am just too darn lazy and impatient so never grown lupins from seed. 

however, lupins are indispensable here.  Love them.  For that, sometimes, blank period between late spring and early summer lupins fill the gap and do so admirably.  Big fat spires of yellow, blue, red, pink and white, what else compares?  

I lift and divide a few in summer so my supply continues in the colours I choose  

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