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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:20

Hosta, that rockery!  I know it fell way short of what a "proper" rockery should be.  Ok, the garden was a bit of a "joke" but the point of it was FUN. The owner had no plant knowledge or desired any....she simply wanted a magical play area for her child.  I watched the programme with that in mind and enjoyed it.  

Disagree Joyce.  Basic gardening knowledge comes second, sometimes, to the joy factor.  

folks!  enjoy this prog for what it is 

Salvia 'Amistad'

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:06

Microagent, 

I grow several varieties of salvia ....huge variation of colour, size, hardyness (from very hardy to tender tubers) and appearance.  

I cannot advise on seed....I prefer to buy named varieties and propagate by cuttings or division. 

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:45

let us know how you get on 

Berberis Superba and Golden Rocket - Stripped Bare.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:43

Spray with neem oil....bushes and soil 

 

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:32

Andy, imperata roots are very surface so don't read too much into that. Hmmmmm! Does look suspiciously potted up to look like a 2litre plant.

i notice you bought from Jacksons ......some 4 years ago or so I bought extra imperata from them and complained about the quality.  They sent replacements slightly later in the spring.  Imperata supplied this early wont be great.

complain to Jacksons....I think you will get free replacements.

meantime I would pot up into bigger pots....not too wet for a week or two...and then plant out when good growth is seen 

damaged plant leaves

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:14

Steven, Silver Queen is likely to produce new growth soon to replace those damaged leaves.  However the "very moist" soil is a concern....pittosporums need sharp drainage and light soil.  we have had a lot of rain for quite some time so, although frost is a possible cause, wet conditions would also damage those leaves 

Salvia 'Amistad'

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:44

They should have aurvived this winter MsGreenFingers.  So mild but the wet would not have been appreciated.  Mine have survived down here.

my feeling is yours prob are ok....it's still early and night temps have not really been high.  No, dont dig them up just yet.  not good to mulch too close to stems either. 

Amistad is relatively hardy so cuttings are always necessary every year.  

Leycesteria Formosa

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:31

They can be huge.  They spread.  Bamboo like stems and energy.  Give them space StillLearning ...plenty of space 

Buying plants on the spur of f the moment

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 18:55

I have dozens of impulse buys or plants I want but unsure where they go.  Hoping to lose some plants over winter but that hasnt really happened.  Large pots are the answer so that plants can grow on for planting later 

What's happened to the picture adding function?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:53

It comes and goes on my ipad.  And the settings panel is a nightmare to use. 

to enable toolbar I have to log out and log in again.  Even then it is unreliable.

Discussions started by Verdun

Is there any better foliage ?

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He's a notty boy !

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Thought for Lyn

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Brrrrrrrrrrr

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More haste.......

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HAVE COMPOST SUPPLIERS UPPED THEIR GAME THIS YEAR.

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Campaign to save the pain of.....

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Value or not?

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Go large or divide again....

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What the hellebores is going on?

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DRAT, NOT AGAIN

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Robins holding up business

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Plants for heavy clay soil

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Storm names!

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IS THAT ALL YOU GOT JAKE.

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