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water lily

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 18:18

Ok, Lyn, I would trim those roots then if you cannot pull it apart.  One thing though, if you have a fountain keep the Lily on the calm water side.  (just a word about your mum.  Gone through a similar thing lately with my mum but when funeral is over you will feel less agitated and have a calm sense of closure )

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 18:12

Well Denno

 you have some of the ingredients for a nice planting there. The grasses will associate well with hebes and heathers ( if they are the winter flowering types....that do well in alkaline soil)

maybe add a couple of pinks too.....for the foliage if nothing else, which is a nice blue colour.  A couple of lavendars too?  I think a tall grass at the back like miscanthus  morning light would be superb.  It has a light fountain like habit with fine narrow leaves

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:58

Ha ha Runnybeake . You got me sussed good n proper . I do have  a morish appetite so a bag of donuts ... A big bag....is appropriate.  Enjoy your day too 

Is this Japanese Knotweed? - please help

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:45

New growth is usually red/orange at this time of year and sprouts everywhere over the ground.

Beechgrove

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:42

Love Beechgrove too.  Even that  teny weeny presenter is good. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 13:49

Beautifully sunny now.  

Gosh!  Potted on, again, my voltage yellow osteospermums, argyranthemums and lupins that are growing so faaaaast ! 

Help with fertiliser

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 13:42

A BIT smelly Edd?  Some of thse home made fertilisers will make your neighbours sell up and leave.  

water lily

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 13:39

pot it up.

it needs dividing too so won't flower as well as if could do.  You could have at least a couple of plants there but keep plants of decent size.

use a basket too.  And aquatic compost.  Gravel on top.  And not to plant too deeply to start with.

Pronounciation

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 12:26

Latin names are so important.  I tend to forget I'm using Latin names when talking about plants when it may sound pompous sometimes.  However, talking to nurserymen, etc., it's the most  natural amd easy way.

Latin describes any plant accurately to help us choose exactly what we want 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:23

Sunshine further west. Hostafan 

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