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Van Meuwen

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 08:30
Brumball, you did the right thing. Everybody MUST complain if service is poor then standards will improve.
I recently received an order from Perhill Plants. They specialise in small plants....alpines, perennials, etc......and they are excellent. Huge range of plants. I buy plants that I know will be small but will grow quickly. The plants I reeceived were immediately,potted on Imto bigger pots and already are growing apace.

Creating height and also a screen - to keep prying neighbours at bay!

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 08:23
At this time of the year my berberis Darwinii is lovely. Orange flowers for several weeks on small evergreen foliage. Easy to control and prune. viburnum burkwoodii is another evergreen to consider as well as the varieties of mahonia.
I love my grasses....miscanthus variegatus makes an upright whitish impact grass ....I cut mine now and it will grow to 7 feet by autumn and keep,it's framework over winter. Calamagrostis brachytricha and Overdam flower late spring/early summer and throughout the summer and, again, with winter skeletons. ,all these grasses are well behaved, non invasive and stand up well against the wind.
Pampas grass? Yes it has it's place but it's a thug, difficult to cut back without cutting your hands and does not associate well with other plants.


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 08:05
Morning Brumbull. Sunshine and blue sky perfect for quick walk with my dog

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:40
Bev, they look very good. And excellent price. You can't lose on that deal

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:02
Bev, I do feel seaweed spray is worth it. Not sure but I think it also has a deterrent effect on some pests and diseases

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 19:58
CazW, yes that's dwarf red robin. It's a nice one.
Dorinda, how about choisya....nice evergreen scented foliage and highly scented spring flowers?

Clematis Should I get 1 or 2

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:21
just noticed you intend planting in containers so the compost mixture is even more important. I would use John innes number 3 and added manure. Then a generous mulch after watering. Clematis are always much better in the garden than pots, in my opinion

Clematis Should I get 1 or 2

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:16
Blackest, consider the feeding. Clematis are greedy plants. Spend some cash on compost and dried manure.
Best to dig generous hole and mix generous quantities of manure and compost with the excavated soil. Plant deeply and return mixed soil back into the hole. Water really well and then mulch generously with compost and manure.
The better the soil around the plant the better your clematis will be

The Beechgove Garden

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 14:07
Thanks Geoff. Would have missed that

Winter flowering violas

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 07:44
I often buy violas cheaply in supermarket, cut back flowers and pot on. They then flower soon afterwards. Mid summer and I cut,back,again,and split and pot up. As good as new

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They're bossing it now........

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