Verdun


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Canna

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:00

Yvie, Cut down to reduce height but otherwise leave them with a few inches of stems Cos they are full of moisture. They will still die down naturally even in GH.

luckily cannas survive outdoors for me here but divided clumps and potted are kept protected as above. 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 15:54

Philippa, perhaps try a sheet of glass suspended over it. for some tender agastaches in the ground I do this to keep roots dry.  Or a sheet of polythene stretches over pot covered canes..?  

Plants are often resostant to cold if kept dry.  Good luck 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:09

Takes a while...you'll get there dreckly me 'ansome 

Removing Topsoil

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:07

I would do as greenfingers Steve suggests.....distributing it over fhe rest of the garden.

Rainbowfish, do you have a veg pstch? ,1.5 tonnes is not a huge load. Make a sort of natural raised bed Surprising how it disappears when spread out.  I often move soil this way 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:01

Well SFord we do live in the best country in the world 

Daylily

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 12:56

Hi Kathy, 

yes, seaweed is excellent in any form.  As a tonic or as a regular feed.  

may check out a few varieties 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 12:35

Sycamores have brittle branches.  Hydrangea P is heavy.......!! And it will reach those branches.

it doesn't "twine" as such Nut...in my experience.  It just "welds" its increasingly thick stems/branches around anything.  I speak from experience....luckily not in my garden...where the framework is failing.  

 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:52

Nut, just watch that hydrangea throttle the life out of any host....like a thick python around its prey 

Daylily

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:49

Kathy, stop showing these flowers.  You are tempting me towards a group of plants I don't like......er,,well I am beginning to like them 

i think the secret to growing day lilies, for me anyway, is to grow them hard.....they make too much foliage compared to flowers.  and to deadhead DAILY, a task I find boring.  Might try a couple tho Ksthy....

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:43

Hydrangea petiolaris is Not a great plant for your neighbour's wall Jo and it will need support.  Very vigorous too.  Growing up a sycamore?  Have you seen the size of the stems after a few years?  They are very thick and inflexible and look awful in the dormant season. 

Pittosporum Tobira would do well there Jo...evergreen and highly scented. pittosporum garnet too ....scented flowers, evergreen and grey foliage.

a variety of free standing plants....holly like Golden King would look and do well there. Lonicera purpusi...I grow a variety called Winter Beauty.....is evergreen, highly scented  from now for several weeks and grows quickly and vigorously.

growing free standing plants leaves your neighbour happy his wall is not attacked

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