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Baby biennials

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:01

Emma

The classic one gardener does one thing and another  does the other.  I think the half and half idea is a good one.  Nothing to lose.

I prob would sow in trays to overwinter....even though it's mild down here I feel seedlings have a better chance indoors over winter.  There ??ou go.....a third option

Baby biennials

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 17:58

Emma

The classic one gardener does one thing and another  does the other.  I think the half and half idea is a good one.  Nothing to lose.

 

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 17:53

Hiya Susan

Another Cornish "star"

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 12:10

The star in my garden right now?  Me.  I've picked loads of runner beans and they're going to the foodbank In a mo.  it's been a generous summer....the weather, the crops the flowers......and another hot glorious day today. And I'm picking  up another anemone wild swan later....it's in a 3 litre pot for £12.50 apparently full of buds and flowers......from a local nursery who sourced it for me.  (it seems only tiny plugs are available at the moment)

the real star this year has been the sun.  

Baby biennials

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:00

Nut,,our posts crossed.  We agree on 50%.......!!

Baby biennials

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 08:59

Wallflowers will be fine there as will the other seedlings.  Normally I suggest potting on until bigger but I would plant these out ASAP.  Soil and comditions are warm and those biennials will grow quickly, even now.  Add fish blood and bone ( not near camellia) in planting holes. 

No dont scatter those seeds.  They're for spring side of the year

Help to plant new sloping borders

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 08:43

Morning karen

For the sunny borders, How about heathers, conifers like juniper sulphur Spray and any of the blue or yellow varieties, and Taxus, (excellent for drought resistance and appearance) grasses and foliage coloured plants like pittosporum (Tom thumb, purple;  Irene Patterson, white grey)?  You could have low maintenance evergreen colour all year round.  Throw in convolvulous cneorum, hardy osteospermums, Helianthemums, etc

For the shade I agree with cotoneaster (horizontallis)

acer care

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:57

If it was bought as a pot shrub and not too big I would move it now.  I know.....gasp,,shudder.....but it should be fine.  Soil is nice amd warm and wet weather is just around the corner.  

I moved an Acer umder sImilar circumstances last summer that was in wrong place.  

The advantage of doing it now is that you can see it as ??ou would like it next year.   Have the plantImg hole prepared amd keep as much soil around it as possible.  Water very well.  PlantIng in the dormant season means putting it in cold soil.  A small plant won't notice it's been moved

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

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