Verdun


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Basic Acer Advice

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 14:38

No, don't leave them for another year Balconynovice.

bear in mind acers hate strong afternoon sunshine, cold winds and draughts when positioning your acers

check the roots on your acers and tease them out a little.  Choose a pot a couple of sizes larger. Use john innes compost.....although acid soil is not essential I would go,for a john innes ericaceous soil.  Water in well. 

I would be inclined too to fleece them this first winter

Help. Plant ID in new garden.

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 14:33

Russ, you can prune beech hard back.  It would be inclined to cut it back by, say. a third and then cut it again next year.

i would suggest doing it now and up to late winter.  It will help you to decide how much to prune your skimmia then 

And clean,,no jagged, cuts.

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:25

Sorree!  Can I have a donut now? 

Bare root roses

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:22

Sammymummy,,plant deep. spend time getting plenty of goodness in the hole and mix plus mycchorhizal fungi around the roots.  Take time to spread those roots as wide as possible. Water well.  Mulch well.  Perfect conditions for planting right now...you prob wont get better 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:15

Add vinegar hosta.  

 

What's in your bag?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:13

Nice to meet you Nora.  (You going to make sure we all behave? )

the quality of various composts has deteriorated over recent years.  Pieces of plastic, wood and wool have accompanied purchased compost. 

I would pay more for a better product too.  Could be sieved better.  I think compost is often deliberately padded out with junk to give an impression of value. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 07:37

Morning folks

Dry and warm ...don't think temp dropped below 12 last night.  Dark though.

even for here this is remarkably warm....not climate change tho folks ! 

Adders are still up and about on the towans out there apparently 

 

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 23:21

ok 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 22:34

Maureen, we don't seem to learn lessons do we?  Diesel fuel was to save the planet not so long ago but now we are told it is helping destroy it.  revolutionary chemicals one moment yet cancer causing the next. so it seems with nematodes, the new chemical free way to deal with our pests.  Every generation is a guinea pig one! 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 22:25

Yep Edd.....reading with great interest.  

Remember Dumb and Dumber......jim carey?  they had worms too 

on a serious note I learned recently that nematodes we use for pest control are also damaging the bee population.  How little we really know 

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