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Planting red robin Photina

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:47

Hiya Adam

If you think the plants will be damaged by passers by a windbreak mesh ....usually tight gauge dark green woven material .....secured to some posts along the row will offer some protection for a year or so.

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:38

...and being Cornish plants they will be of superior quality......

 

...I'll get my coat!

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:36

I've already ordered plants I want for next year. ,whole batch coming on Thursday.  Some heleniums prob next week for delivery.  Amd I've been securing plants over  the summer for next year. Couple of new areas to plant up and one I've already made a start on. At the foodbank I'm obligated to providing plants for couple of the volunteers too so my soon-to-be divided plants already have their new homes booked 

I blame the forum for making me buy more and more plants.  No, not really!  Been gathering plants for long time now

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 17:20

A belated welcome to the forum Caron4

Some hard work done here I see...planting, fencing etc.  Well, I've been thinking of lots of work to do.......have a cuppa then another think of more work to do.

Nice garden pics folks

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 12:25

You are soooooooooooo mischievous Stacey.

Off to foodbank now to stock up my larder!!,

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 09:45

Oops! Posted twice ......wot  am I like?

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 09:43

Not too expensive if you live here.  It's the postage costs.  

I'm tempted as easily as everyone else by new plants but really we don't know how these new introductions will perform year in year out.  So much hype and frenzy so we need to research them a little first if we can.  The dilemma is we must have them....NOW.  The growers know that.  Looking back, an awful lot of money has been spent on the latest echinaceas, hellebores, agastaches, etc etc etc.  Some have been good.  Some no better than weak annuals.  Ah well.  Nothing will change......

Oh new taraxicum out.  Bigger and better than ever.  Flowers throughout the year.  Simply indestructible, easy to grow and will brighten up your garden in the darkest days of winter.  Only £13 for small plug.   Gotta have that........

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 09:40

Not too expensive if you live here.  It's the postage costs.  

I'm tempted as easily as everyone else by new plants but really we don't know how these new introductions will perform year in year out.  So much hype and frenzy so we need to research them a little first if we can.  The dilemma is we must have them....NOW.  The growers know that.  Looking back, an awful lot of money has been spent on the latest echinaceas, hellebores, agastaches, etc etc etc.  Some have been good.  Some no better than weak annuals.  Ah well.  Nothing will change......

Planting red robin Photina

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 09:33

Hiya Adam.  Just plant as they are.  Don't prune until next late spring or early summer but only if they have made good growth.  (why not send in pictures then so we can see how they look then?). 

Photinias grow quite vigorously once established so allow more space than you think for the passers by. Photinias aren't really suitable as "thin" hedges ...you want at least 3' wide.  Spacing?  2' I think.  Can you pot on some then as "spares"?  Often a couple of new plants don't make it.  Can you erect some sort of windbreak or passer by screen too?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 09:20

Stacey, those agastaches are so very different.  Each very nice though.  I,already have them. ....once you have them ??ou should be able to keep them via cuttings.  Oh, so wild swan is soooooooooo last year is it?

Morning FORKERS.  After yesterday's lovely weather its damp today.  Misty, foggy,miserable.  It's warm though.  Foodbank today.....not so bad when it's wet!  Grow several pelargoniums in conservatory......another flash of whim early this morn and I cut them all back hard.  Bit earlier than usual but they're tidy and will make plenty of new growth in couple of weeks. 

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