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Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:30

You will get different opinions but I put them in compost heap and around densely planted shrubs where leaves wont blow around.  

Ideally bag them up and leave them for a year but it's not what I do 


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:23

Indeed Fairy.  the score doesn't really matter to me now 


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:13

Well, not too bad far.  Clear sky and fresh to strong winds But nothing alarming right now .

good footie game and lovely camaraderie.  Old enemies united   We are winning and actually playing well 


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:07

My lemon tree has surface compost removed and replaced with dried manure.  I add fish blood and bone in spring.  I spray with seaweed twice or so during growing season plus epsom salts esrly in spring.  Works for me. 

Currently, in garage for winter

Plant Large Plug plants?

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 18:24

Me too Silverlght.....pot them on in slightly larger pots, water them and leave in gh over winter.  I would pot them on again in early spring.  You will be amazed at how fast  most perennials in pots grow in spring.  I plant out when plants fill af least  1 litre but preferably 3 litre pots.  

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:35

Formidable when the girls gang up 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:11

Aw! Shucks Dove 

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:09

Yet........   They are likely to and maybe you are lucky pansyface.

a neighbour has one in his front garden and now has it suckering 40' away.  Another removed one and has suckers all over his lawn.    Ok if you want orange/red sticks popping up everywhere 

When I first started gardening I planted this.  A visitor, a horticulturalist as it happens, warned me to take it out.  It had been in for a matter of weeks.  I am glad I did. 

We can only advise from our own experiences.  Not always right but I learned an awful lot from people in the early days.   Those asking for advice can then make informed decisions based on further research I do myself 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:52

Aw! Shucks Topbird 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:27

Topbird, on youtube. 

increasingly tempted to go back to Australia.  friend is moving to New Zealand.  the laid back open lifeastyle suits me 

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