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Latest posts by Verdun

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:30

Do it now.  

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:29

Perennials for me.  They get better every year and in the long run are far more economical than annuals.  Less work too. 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:25

Any good soil will be fine for hostas.  

Just dug up a large clump of fire and ice......revamped part of the garden.  Tomorrow or Friday it will go in the shade prob with Imperata red baron, uncinia or red Heuchera.     Or maybe with ophiopogon nigrescens, the black "grass"

Ornamental grass and ground elder

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:18

Both weeds in my book.  I would spray all of it with super strength glyphosate and plant a better behaved grass.

Struggling azeleas

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:14

Azaleas need an acid soil.  Is it in acid soil Phillip?  Just adding "azalea compost" to the soil is not enough.  Dont worry about pruning either.  Also many deciduous azaleas are woody looking right now and their leaves often a reddish brown.  

I grow azaleas and dwarf Rhodos in pots in full sun....it's the soil that counts mostly.

How do you all know so much

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:08

Agree with Mattbeer, if it's a passion you learn to get it right.....now and then.  

Wish I had this forum when I started out.  Made loads of mistakes because gardening for me when young was for old people who had time on their hands.  So, if I can, I try help people avoid the pitfalls I came across.

Instead  of boring accountancy etc, had I realised it sooner I think a career in horticulture would have suited me better. I had a spell of raising my own plants and selling them too and talking to, and "advising",  them was very enjoyable.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:56

......sounds like the Waltons.  

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:46

Don't  grow many annuals...more skillful than it seems. David, that's excellent ...almost   tempts me to grow some. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:43

Used to love the Fast Show....you aint seen me,right.  Often a greeting with other silly minds 

lawn

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:13

Rosemummy, 5 or 6 weeks ago was prob too early,this year.  So wet.  

Keep off lawn if wet.  Too soo to feed yet....I would wait another 6 weeks for that.  The warmer weather will help though

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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