Latest posts by Verdun

Acers & Honeysuckle

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 15:37

Novice, prune your honeysuckle, albeit now with a few leaves, in March. A severe frost now could damage it if you prune now.

acer?  Pot it now if your pot is damaged and roots exposed.  A delay though of 4 or 5 weeks is preferable.  I trim off damaged wood...die back....when shoots are showing in spring.  No large cuts then though for me 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 12:06

Must get that iris Berghill......lovely 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 12:03

Oky doky Prim 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 11:59

You forkgot it was the spade you broke then Winter.....nice to see you back.  (People panicking you had gone!!! 

no gardening weather here ....rain well and truly settled in.     Well, at least it is still warm 


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 07:29

Morning folks 

very warm and dry and windy.  

Very heavy rain and gales due here soon 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:45

Hiya Primrose

I would mix in some dried manure and John innes ericaceous ......just to acidify a little..... with your soil and backfill with it. 

I think the ground will be already wet enough around the don't want mud.  

I like to create a recess after planting to allow for generous watering.  A couple of days later I would repeat.  Then a mulch of same dried manure and ericaceous or pine bark chips.  

you may lose flowers ..depends on how easily it moves...but it will settle in.  A bit of a light prune too, after flowering, will help it 



gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:37

Too early to plant - NE Scotland?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:36

Lettuce will be fine. onion plants too, if you can get them. peas too......supposed not to transplant but that's poppycock.  

Not too long to wait for sowing most things...Feb and early March will come and go before you know it Andy 

gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:30

There was a mention of 3 new garden progs for this week....any updates on that? 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:20

Primrose, camelias are just about the easiest of shrubs to move.  I have moved several at different times of the year....often without losing any flowers 

as a matter of coincidence I will be moving one in next few days.

get as large a rootball as possible...they are not deep rooting.  

A myth about camelias is that they need acid soil...they don't.  A neutral soil is my own is.

give it a thorough watering no matter how much it rains 

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