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Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:17

Yes it will move easily if only planted in the spring.  Just ensure good rootball


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:42

Morning folks

 Wet  windy overnight.  Not toooooo bad right now but mixture expected today but still very warm.

No time to do much in the  garden but much of it is still looking good anyway. Busy day in prospect   

Have good weekend everyone 

camellia looking poorly

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:46

No it needs a ssquestered iron feed.  Epsom salts can  help .....if the problem is magnesium .......amd this is a food tonic for Camelias and most plants.

I think though it's best to  leave it for now and feed in the spring.

Pennisetum grass dying

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:40

Difficult to tell the variety buit it's just dying back for the winter.  It will come back next spring 

I have a young smoke bush

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:06

Prune hard in spring if you want best young growth 

Trailing Fuchsia and Grasses

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:04

Hiya pennymax

Similar to punkdoc's advice really.

Which grasses do you have?  

Grasses best not divided now 



Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:22

Wet from  mid afternoon ...warm though.

Busy busy day........completing all sorts of documents, downloading and signing and sorting stuff to do with my mum's care.    Still not finished but need a breather so finish tomorrow.  

Oh, did get a few winter stocks in....large plants growing in veg patch moved to final positions 

Havent read much on the  forum today so I hope you  guys are all well 

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:38

Sounds like a "pointy rubbery pen do dah" should be on my shopping list   I shall ask exactly for that Lyn. that a cue for new thread somebody?  Viz., our unique descriptive names for something 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:33

Frank wise words   I guess we all need to show more compassion.  I remember my young sister...she died at me all sorts of advice like saying you love someone cannot be said  too offen.  Although younger than me she became very wise and wonderful during her illness to such an extent that her words still echo in my mind and heart.  

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:25

No, don't divide Phormiums now.  divide in spring.  I divided Phormiums for years and autumn is risky.  In spring they rarely fail to regrow .

Re flowering I divide Phormiums and they still flower.  It seems to be that division does not affect flowering if pieces are of reasonable size.  I don't feed either.  Used to think Phormiums like is hot  and dry during summer but they seem to appreciate a little additional moisture at this time 

Most of my Phormiums flowered this year.....some do every year .......and I think summer warmth is a big factor.

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