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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 22:13

Jimmy, try golden zebra.  In good soil it is superb 

Divide Dahlias

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 19:18

Weird for a mo James.  First thought you were relieving yourself in the conservatory and then hanging yourself........should have gone to specsavers 

Divide Dahlias

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 19:01

They're easy peasy James.  As long as each tuber has piece of stem. For large dahlias pot  up early and regularly repot 

willow trees

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 18:44

Once made a secluded sitting area using willow cuttings.  Open one side to the sun, semi circle.  

Bamboo Trees

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 18:38

Wendy, don't worry.  You can cut bamboos as hard as you like.  Nothing will kill them.  For appearance sake I would cut to ground level.  Nothing will "go wrong" .  In spring new growth will emerge and grow quickly.

A word of caution.  Bamboo is very vigorous, very invasive when established.  Most of us get rid or try to get rid of it.  

I too am partial to meringue pie 

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 17:57

I guess Bob has covered it all.

I fleece peas too for the pea moth.  This occurs at flowering time and can cause maggots later in peas.  A covering at this flowering time is enough to ensure pest free crops.   

I tend to sow early....too early I guess.....and use cloches if weather is bit on chilly side.  I also use fleece pegged 4' high over my runner bean framework when beans are growing early in spring.  

Covering the ground with a sheet of polythene helps it to warm up more quickly in cold areas.  Keeps it dry too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 17:44

It's been pretty good here today. 

I think KEF is bit drunk. How else can her behaviour be explained?   

Picked up cheap Tiarella today.  Don't know why it was in the bargain basement cos it is a large healthy specimen in a 3 litre pot.  Leaves bit discoloured but, actually, I like the look.   Of course I looked at the plant disappointingly and expressed doubts about it surviving  So the guy slapped a £2 ticket on it.  Tee hee hee    It will be absolutely stunning in spring and early summer 

 

How to tackle completely overgrown garden?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 09:32

I think you are right about hard digging Georgina.  Heavy machinery often causes a lot of problems.......soil can be over compacted ESP when damp.  Digging helps you to see your soil, what may be buried there and slows you down enough to understand your plot.  Digging can actually be enjoyable ESP if you take your time. 

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 09:26

Hiya Bill.

Its nice your son is home with you.  I guess you just take every day as it comes to the max. 

Weather sounds horrendous there Bill.  Here in "sunny" Cornwall we escape most of the extremes of weather.  

Best wishes

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 09:15

Hello FORKERS.

Yes, sunny here too.  Quiet.  Won't last all day though 

Best not to mention the cricket ...........

Might venture into the GC this morn.......may be a bargain or two.  I offen wander around down there and ask if there are any other bargains "at back". 

Funny local tale.  Someone got stuck on his lawn using his new lawn spike shoes.  Wish I was,there with my camera for camera corner.  

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