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What does rotivation do?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 23:07
Not a fan of rotavating.
Over use creates a hard pan below the cultivated level.
It doesn't remove weeds or debris and we don't get to "know" our soil structure
Best to dig deep initially and then adopt a no dig policy by adding compost to soil each year. Works for me

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:56
So you planted red robin and then added a foot or so of earth? That is not really good idea..it means you planted that much deeper.
Ideally I would lightly scrape some of that soil back.

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:22
Hiya red dalia
You didn't mention fertiliser. In my experience....grown two and another for a friend.....they don't like cultivation around their roots.
If mine, I,would give it a generous solid feed, preferably organic, water it in and then mulch.
In addition I would lightly prune to buds.....waiting for them to become red shoots....all over the bush.
I apply a seaweed spray on any troubled or sickly looking plants.....as a tonic it has few equals......and would do same to this photinia
I know Photinias are often grown as a hedge, suggesting they are tough plants, but they can be fussy and disease prone.
Last summer and since it has.been very wet and on clay it would not have enjoyed this. Feeding and better weather may well improve matters dramatically

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:38
Which fence? That one or this one?

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:26
A good joke and highly original
What did plant say to the caterpillar?
Leaf me alone
....it's a cracker. Isnt it folks?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:13
Chicky, not too sure about biennial bearing on silver swan. Mainly because I tend not to let flowers develop on variegated or coloured euphorbias. I think they spoil an otherwise attractive plant. I've let it flower this year so will see if it is biennal flowering.
However, it should flower every year if this years growth is untouched

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:54
Oh. Good evening FORKERS. Hope a good day for everybody

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:52
I grow silver swan Brum
Silver n white n grey,foliage,currently,hosting,pale yellow flowers. Will cut them off soon. Mine is about 3 ' tall
Good drainage but better on better soils. But, easy plant. Easy on the eye and nice addition to the garden
Mine is alongside prunus cistena crimson dwarf.

Libertias....who knows em?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:36
Oh dear.meant to say, buy the new hybrids.
And, split them every two years
Then they are lovely. I have never found, goldfinger, taupe blaze, etc to be invasive in any sense
Clearly, I'm in the minority on this one

Libertias....who knows em?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:27
Oh dear.meant to say, buy the new hybrids.
And, split them every two years
Then they are lovely
Clearly, I'm in the minority

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Oh eck

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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