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Posted: 16/12/2014 at 20:18

Been busy, busy day so prob not got this thread right

denise, regular least once a week.....a feed in spring, reseeding if necessary too.  An extra nitrogen feed in mid summer.  Raking in autumn and spiking if necessary.  may sound a lot but it's not spaced over a year and will provide a very good lawn.


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:10

I have a few hellebores......30 prob more.  Many named varieties.  Doubles, singles, and some purple foliage varieties.  However, Berghill having a few hundred must be even more fascinated by them than I am.  Jury is out whether seaweed works or not ginagibbs.  Certainly those with black spot had their leaves removed and then sprayed and then again on new growth.  I need to monitor them next season too but I thought they did well after the spraying.  I have one bed in particular that produces a riot of colour from hellebores......will this year take a photo.

I pot up some seedlings....have had one excellent plant.....but generally I remove them when seen.  

planting fruit trees

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:00

Definitely no to mpc for your trees Vic.  John Innes no 3 for me.  And if you must use pots get biggest possible. No I wouldnt add any feed now either.  

most Mediterranean plants are a big no for clay.


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 16:54

What a coincidence.  My neighbour just popped in.  She has a row of pampas.....maybe 5 or 6.....that her elderly husband now finds difficult to cut back.  She asked if I will do this for them.  So a job for me maybe over the weekend . Definitely not for my garden.  That sharp foliage ever increases until you suddenly realise you have a real problem 

embarrassing plants Woody?  Artemisia (except powys), euphorbia griffithi and oxalis purpurea.

been good weather here today and quite mild but raining now

Winter project

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:30

Esspee, a work of love there I think. lovely 


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:27

Any black spot Berghill?  Past 2 years have seen an increase of this on my hellebores.  for this reason I burn or take leaves to local dump.  Started regular seaweed sprays last year as an experiment to see if black spot could be reduced.  based only on trace element content and tonic to leaves????

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:22

cards on the table. I am amazed that someone has posted this thread using my name.  How could this happen?  I'm so upset I've  given up donuts today 

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 00:03

......the good guys

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 23:58

In case I have not already done so, Plantify is excellent too.  Reasonably priced, well packed and of good size.   

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 22:31

Not tried Tribute Fishy.  Lots of different brews down here though

Just for the record......I'm sure everybody knows this thread was just to provoke and in no way reflects my true thinking.  My feeling is that we are all equal if we are decent people.  No one better than another.   Even tho I am rather special!  

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