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What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:59

Mike, I have moved peonies for them to flower the following year.  The secret is to plant them shallowly I think, for the sun to bake the roots.  

Getting rid of?  Lily of the valley, an old cornus  elegantissima that occupied space but never looked as happy as another I have elsewhere, (a group,of echinaceas, calamagrostis and geums will replace), and a tired yellow juniper that never really lived up to its billing (again perennials and grasses here).  A large convolvulous cneorum too, although quite lovely esp in spring and summer, is beginning to show its age despite pruning efforts to re-invigorate it, will probably fall victim to a sudden whim over this winter.   Oh!  And a dwarf pine too is beginning to disenchant me.  Pinus Winter Gold though tempts me instead 

hot composting

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:39

You are making me re examine my own composting methods David.  I think I've gotten a bit lazy....good compost takes some effort clearly. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:37

Lesley, your joke was so rivettingly good that I'm tempted to resurrect my joke thread

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:29

I toad you Fairy....I don't like it . ......oops!  Get my coat?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:56

Could never eat toad in the hole.  The name has always put me off 

Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:53

Yes Edd, I have had pink too.  Same solution though...getting rid.  However, good idea to grow them in pots ......hadn't thought of that 

keeping a small contained group of both white and pink....for sentimental reasons 

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:08

Aye aye 

Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:03

They need good soil, some moisture and time to develop.

howevever, for me they are not wanted.  They do spread and do so aggressively

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 12:09

Nice post Gemma 

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 12:06

Made my own few years back.  Galvanised iron and cemented in.   Looks good and will last forever

got 2 honeysuckles over it and the scent in summer is a delight 

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