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Posted: 22/08/2013 at 00:01

Rosanna, plant some hellebores.  They are evergreen and flower from late winter to late spring.  Marvellous plants.  Add some mushroom compost if you can.  Go for helleborus orientallis type.  They come in colours from white to almost black amd as sIngle or double flowers.

Just an observation.....hydrangea's like moisture.  Sedums like it dry.  The former likes bit shade.  The latter likes full sun.  Maybe you can plant with this is mind?


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:55

David, bear in mind not to plant too deeply.  They hate their roots buried too deep.  You are right...they are shallow rooting. Don't overpot but your pot does look very small.  Rhodos have relatively small root systems so don't worry about that.  No, dont mix with sand.  Clearly too the plant is drowning.  In winter this will be fatal.  Are you watering a lot?  

I would repot with fresh compost and water in but then hold back on the watering.

Talkback: How to lift and divide day lilies

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:47

Huya jack,  well, at least get your day lilies in the ground if you can.  They should survive well enough too in the garage.  They are tough beasts


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:44

Terry, do you want plants, grass. Gravel?  Just a few structural plants? It's not a large space so shouldn't cost a fortune. How much light do you get?  Is it very shady?  


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:40

Let me know if you contact cross common nursery.  But we'll  get your plant!


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:35

Town gardener, think that was your mistake. Think you overwhelmed them ...too much soil for too small plants.  Grow them big in good conditions before you plant them out. Would you give a baby steak?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:59

Hiya folks

Its been roasting here today.....absolutely roasting.  It's supposed to be hotter here tomorrow than the rest of the country.....boasting a little

Its been a brilliant summer....just as I told ??ou all during that cold spring....boasting a little.

I think we will have an Indian Summer too.



GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:52

Not sure if that's a joke Peter.   Hang it.  It is a joke.  You got me there.  Brilliant


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:49

David, I agree with mrs garden.  Too small a pot. And use ericaceous compost.  Don't prune yet.  I also agree with the watering advice at this time of the year...this is when the buds are initiated.  However, not sure yours will flower next spring but in a decent pot with ericaceous soil it should be fine year after


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:44

Looks like hebe pagei to me carwyn.  These dwarf hebes don't like being hacked back too hard.  I lightly prune mine every year.  Yours may may not.  Sorry to be so vague but they are "whimmy" shrubs.  The taller ones, in my experience, respond much more reliably to hard pruning.  

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