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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea - Hard Pruning Help

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 17:50

No problems cutting this back hard.  I do this every year.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 13:23

How did ??ou get my photo?  Dont I look petrified!  Ha ha

Sunny here....total blue sky.  Temp prob 8 though 

Hope things are improving for Matty and family 

Will feed my ericaceous plants in pots with Epsom salts later.  More of a tonic than feed.  Do this twice a year

Our local Lidl store has just opened a bakery.  The warm delicious smell is so enticing.  I love bread....can eat half a loaf on my own.....but it's making me eat too many buns.  ( have to try their donuts, yum yums, cinnamon buns, apple turnovers, etc., ...how else can I recommend to others without tasting?). 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 08:33

Morning everyone

Love "the twits" dove 

Hope you are feeling more optimistic now MrsGarden.   

Any more news Matty?  

Is it tomorrow Stacey for your scan?  

Cold and cloudy right now.  big fat buds on my nose.....er, on the camellia.  Another promise of spring 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 23:55

Have a wall of solanum album in full flower.  Delicious!  And osteospermums too looking good.  

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 23:45

I made bases for them.  In my case...being 4' high....I cemented pre-made discs with drainage holes amd then ceme red these into place.  

With 2' high pots I would simply cement the bottoms with short bamboo sticks....3 or 4...to remove when cement had set or nearly set.  (I would not have bottomless pots)

What I love about winter in the garden

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:38

Dove, all those people rushing into the sea reminds me of a few years back when I shouted "sshhhhhark" and suddenly everyone rushed out of the sea.  Well, I was bit younger then and thought it very funny!

Grassless lawn

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:31

Hiya jodieel

Agree that's quite a list.  Have you researched any of this?  And the plants you intend to use?  How big a garden do you have?

I must admit to knowing nothing about wildlife gardens so will read this thread with interest.  Commenting only to bump this up a bit.

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:22

Provado ultimate bug killer will work on earwigs or any systemic pest killer.  Wouldn't bother now though.  Hmmmmm!  Not too happy dusting with powder though.  

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:16

I have some chimney pots 4' high.  I cemented in a base with drainage holes halfway down.  

Wisehedgecrone. I would not put in a pot....why? Use them just like any other container.  I would put gravel, grit, polystyrene etc in bottom few inches then use  mpc for temporary plants or John innes for permanent ones.  

I use mine for temporary/seasonal plantIngs.  Pelargoniums for example. Fuschias.  Grasses, Phormiums and  Aeoniums look good too.  I have convolvulous maritima in one chimney pot though.  It survives here every year and cascades making a sheet of velvety purple/blue all summer long.  

You dont say how wide your pots are but a clematis should grow well in them if you feed well.  Bulbs?  No problem.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 18:53

Hey Matty.  Better news each day now.  What an awful sequence of events. ALL THE VEEEEEERY  BEST MATTY

 

 

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