Verdun


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Cistus pruning ?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:48

Short lived plants anyway so cuttings .....now is good time.......should be taken.  Not too hard and not mot old wood. ,

Just prune to shoots further back and do so ASAP.  

Anemone wild swan

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:35

No jimmy I wouldn't get them from T & M.  

Of,you still prefer plugs QVC offer them.  They are better.  

Can I suggest if you get plugs to pot them on Imto John innes until spring and pot on again before plantImg out?  On another thread it seems most,people are having problems with wild swan.  Provide best comditions you can for this plant

Anemone wild swan

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 18:45

here is my anemone wild swan.  been flowering since the spring.  the backs of the petals have blue markings making them doubly attractive.  for me it is an easy and lovely plant

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30425.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:05

The only rat I know lives next door to Tea

Dumb Question Amnesty!

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 13:15

Hiya bobby

Just a quick response for now but would largish stone containers...not troughs but maybe 3' or so high......fit in there?  Maybe 3 or 4, enough to establish the demarcation line between the two driveways?  You  would need some depth for permanent planting and troughs would not provide that in my opinion.  The pots, If planted with architectural or evergreen subjects, could look very pleasing

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:16

Good morning forkers

Cloudy so far.  Warm,though.  

Local radio currently about the Foodbanks and child poverty.  More hardship than even a couple of years ago.

No chance of any gardening today methinks.

Have good day folks

Revitalise spent compost - how??

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:38

Ah well!  Bought from gods own Country so you've got the best.  Yes they will keep through the winter

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:33

Yep. Sure is.

Hedge problem.

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:32

Finless, metal posts and galvanised wire stretched with eye bolts should be effective but I would still trim it back somewhat

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:18

Sara

Athyrium niponicum Ursulas Red.....Japanese painted fern...is lovely.  Blue grey leaves with red veins and stems.  Classy. There are others.  Yes, I would put an Acer there...dissectum purpureum variety would look good with those ferns.  White daffodils  and white tulips too.  Not sure anemones would like it too dry but with all that manure get some white hellebores.  I have some beautiful double whites.  Im drooling with the possibilities of,your new border.  Also try veronicastrum album.  Slender and graceful white spires in August

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