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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

Anemone wild swan

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 18:45

here is my anemone wild swan.  been flowering since the spring.  the backs of the petals have blue markings making them doubly attractive.  for me it is an easy and lovely plant

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30425.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:05

The only rat I know lives next door to Tea

Dumb Question Amnesty!

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 13:15

Hiya bobby

Just a quick response for now but would largish stone containers...not troughs but maybe 3' or so high......fit in there?  Maybe 3 or 4, enough to establish the demarcation line between the two driveways?  You  would need some depth for permanent planting and troughs would not provide that in my opinion.  The pots, If planted with architectural or evergreen subjects, could look very pleasing

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:16

Good morning forkers

Cloudy so far.  Warm,though.  

Local radio currently about the Foodbanks and child poverty.  More hardship than even a couple of years ago.

No chance of any gardening today methinks.

Have good day folks

Revitalise spent compost - how??

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:38

Ah well!  Bought from gods own Country so you've got the best.  Yes they will keep through the winter

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 23:33

Yep. Sure is.

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