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Posted: 14/12/2014 at 22:25

Well, granmafixit, you know now how well you are considered here.  Good to see you again 

Cornus Flaviramea

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:10

Often vigorous plants take some time to establish and then do their thing with great vigour.  Midwinter Fire never was great for me.  

Victoria, give it another summer and I think your cornus will be fine.  When you see new shoots in spring I would still prune back a little to them.  a feed too would help

large beds

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:03

I think deeper beds are easier than narrow ones.  I have a few large beds and they are highly satisfying to me.

yep, eradicate every possible perennial weed first.  then determine your soil......not just ph but heavy or light,,warm or cold, free draining or not.  Then get to know the plants that will potentially THRIVE there.  A plant placed out of its comfort zone will jar and spoil the overall look.  Decide not just on colour but shapes, heights and compatability.  The odd group of 3 or more adds solidity.  Decide what flowers when to ensure overlapping and continuous colour from flower and foliage not forgetting winter and autumn.  

I understand why stepping stones are advocated but they are not for me.  I simply do not like them and feel mulching materials are a better use of the space.  



Posted: 14/12/2014 at 16:47

Claire, I will look up those secateurs.  I have a habit of breaking mine on a yearly basis 


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 16:35

What do you mean Nut?  I talk to myself all the time.  I like what what I have to say.  And the compliments are never ending 

Cornus Flaviramea

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 16:33

I found them more vigorous than the red stemmed cornus.  They do need good moisture supplies and to be cut to the base every year. 

Victoria what soil do you have?  Do you prune?

Removing a concrete fence post set in concrete base

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 16:26

Well done. on a cold day I enjoy those jobs 


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 16:23

Everyone else is mad.  But not me


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 13:23

Hello. Hello ....anyone there?   Hello?

Curing my hedge? - Dying in parts

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 13:19

well, if it is don't scratch it 

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