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What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:43

I think hellebores prefer it cool. usually relatively mild here but this winter has been exceptionally warm....and wet.  My hellebores are either large and full of flower or just emerging.  They are "confused" . Nutrient levels too depleted.  

A good feed and mulch and next winter should produce a good show 

Pots....

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:37

Shirley, use ericaceous john innes...ask at your garden centre. 

For your magnolia I would go for a heavy pot. earlier I suggested a 5 litre container but since it is a long term  planting I would go for a much bigger one.  10 litre but look around and ask for sizes.  

An annual granular feed and mulch and regular watering will be fine 

Pots....

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:03

The idea is to pot up into a container not too much bigger than it currently is in Shirley.   your 3.5 litre plant could go into a 5 litre pot 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 07:47

Good morning everyone 

lovely morning here 

difficult and emotional time Dove......wish you well.   whatever happens I am sure you will cope.    i think we all understand how traumatic this is 

Some timely advice

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:27

Yea,,definitely remove those "tea bags".  They are a nuisance.  

bamboo

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:08

Agree with Dave.......double edged sword 

usually bamboos do die after flowering .....perhaps consider growimg something else 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:58

Ang1, my advice is to take them back to Homebase. they are not suitable for gardens. just say they are "not fit for purpose" (on the basis they invade) 

your golden bamboo is a rampant spreader....no doubt some will claim otherwise.  ironically, bamboos are not great in pots.

I had P. Aureus here and in one season I had to dig them out (had 2) as well as digging out plants growing around them.  Roots went deep and were surfacing 2 metres away. 

Sorry Ang1 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:41

adding to the garden theme on this thread, I potted on, planted out, mulched and almost cut the grass.......will do that tomorrow. A delivery of young plants.....ordered for a friend.....arrived in pretty poor state.  Anyway,  being replaced and can keep what I have.  

Trip to local nursery tomorrow....not for me but no doubt something will tempt me 

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 18:20

Over rated I think Nut and over planted 

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 16:13

Good move MJSR 

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