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Soil beneath rhododendrons

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:43

Applying lime contradicts your desire to keep your soil acidic. Mushroom compost is full of lime too.

Lots of plants for acidic soils......what about the blue poppy?  Cant grow it here but what a beautiful plant and you might have the conditions for it too.  Pieris...some wonderful dwarf varieties.....kalmias, camellias, rodgersias, acers, aummer flowering  heathers,,the  list is endless.  

Slugs knippimg.......

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:35

Now herbaceous you realise the problem with the death penalty.   You wrongly accused ...judge and jury....those slugs.  May god have mercy on you 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:31

Excellent Panda. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 22:20

Well done Wonky.

Slugs knippimg.......

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 22:17

my kniphofias been attacked recently and this evening I got 'em. Big fat slugs.  

so far this summer I have had little damage from slugs and snails but large slugs are now emerging.  Time of year for them I guess. 

no more knipping for those guys now tho 

what "delicacies" are these slugs fond of in your gardens?

planting grasses

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:53

B3, sorry meant to say.  rubrum is tender.  needs over wintering indoors and, from memory, needs a minimum of 4 degrees over winter. It is a difficult grass to overwinter too because it needs some moisture, light and to keep growing.  

A hardy alternative red grass ...but deciduous...is Imperata Red Baron.  Ofhers,,evergreen, are uncinia unciniata rubra and carex buchannii and comans bronze.

a medium well behaved "lighter" grass check out panicum shenandoah...it is now developing delicate flower heads and crimson foliage

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:45

Piles of cream for me please 

New planting

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:41

As Fairy said if theyre big enough get them planted.

which grasses Jo?  You would not divide grasses in autumn but, paradoxically,,you could move them now (if you can get a good rootball)

whatever you think you can move without disturbing rootball too much...e.g. The shrubs if not too big.  Perennials can wait a few more weeks.  The sedums are brittle stemmed snd will certainly break if moved.  (If any stems have broken now, maybe because of recent wind and rain, use them for cuttings.  They will root quickly now

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:34

Fairy, do you find ligularias well behaved? 

what's looking good ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 17:54

Oh yes Marion.....forgot hibiscus.  almost in full flower now 

dont forget the evergreens that are looking good right now.  This afternoon I took to my cordless hedgetrimmer "toy" to smarten shrubs trained for shape.  Cones and mounds provide structure, " weight" and colour 

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