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Easter heatwave alert

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:26

The experts said we would have a bitterly cold winter.  I know some places have had it  cold but I think it has been pretty mild generally. Experts are usually so single minded, fixated and determined that they often lack common sense.  From crop circles to climate chanGe the experts are in a mess.  

Rhodie Renewal

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:21

Well I'm totally against membrane.  It's bloom in' awful.  Not practical.  So I definitely wouldnt add any membrane.  Suppose you want to move plants again ....think about it.

tanty, what do your plants look like?  Are they growing well?  if so, the soil must be acid, which is fine.  

For me, I would tackle the weeds in a careful way with plants in place.  Top dress with ericaceous soil, yes.  

a couple of points....those bark chips.  Are they acid or alkaline?  Not all the same.  Alkaline and you can say goodbye to all your plants.

second, be careful how much you topdress.  Azaleas and rhododendrons roots do not like their roots buried too deeply.  So, moderation here I think.



Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:11

Chris beardshaws real name is Brian Russell Sprout.  Not quite so endearing now, eh? 

Unwanted pond!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 17:45

Wise words pansy face.   


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 17:42

It's true Susan.  Would I lie? 


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:50

Susan, but Chris Beardshaw also has BO.  

Repotting a mature hydrangea

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:43

So Ann, just get john Innes number 3.  Perfect 

Unwanted pond!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:42

Cleaning an unused pond is an unpleasant job. I think Pinkpepper is simply looking for a garden suitable for his young family and does NOT want a pond

Narrow Border - Help please?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:39

Yes,,on the sunniest side plant lavendar. you can get small plants now.. pot them up to plant out later in spring.

a nice shrub or some research or visit garden centre now and then to see what you like.  Put some cheap annuals in for the summer too.

Unwanted pond!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 16:36

Pink pepper if you want to get rid of your pond then do it.  Don't let anyone give you a hard time because of if.  There is no law or rule that says you have to have a pond in your garden.  You have given good reasons why you don't want a pond.  A pond that's covered with a grill will simply smell....baaaad!  

drain your pond and drill holes to allow drainage. Maybe turn it into a raised bed,,a sandpit or anything you like.  If in the future you want a pond again remove the soil and use a liner.

meanwhile do what YOU want to do Pinkpepper

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