Verdun


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Container Hosta Mulching

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:32

Never have hellebores attacked by slugs or snails.....it is weird how these gastropods have different localised "tastes" .  It may be because I remove flowered stems asap....the dying flowers prob attract them 

Hellebores

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:27

Excellent Runny

think we are agreed then....good soil, bigger deeper pot and good feeding.  Make sure your compost is rich 

Asprin

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:12

Lyn...I is shocked 

Container Hosta Mulching

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:59

Oooooo,,disagreeing here and wifh the expert!  

I mulch with a mixture of compost, pelleted chicken manure and fish blood and bone.  

Jennie, not convinced about gravel deterring slugs etc.  On my gravel path I see them.  And sand, another thing they don't like?  I live near the towans approaching the beach and they crawl over sand so ????

Hellebores

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:51

Runny,,it is prob drooping because it is hungry even thirsty.  It wont droop in the ground.

it will never be great in a pot.....it's a plant with roots that go deep and a hunger that a pot cannot satisfy.  (Oops!  Sounds like a triffid )

if you have to keep it in a pot at least a mulch including fish blood and bone will help 

Choysia tenata

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:47

Ann, which variety do you have?  Check the label....it might be one called Sundance

otherwise, how big a plant is it?  Newly planted ? Is soil heavy and wet? 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:44

Written those down and will google them later hosta...had already checked out majesty and like it a lot.  

asked before, I know, but why not start a hosta nursery?  You divide them anyway?

Runny, I know what you mean about wyevale prices for shears.  I took a friend down there few weeks back and was astonished at their prices.  They may be "upmarket" but not orth it.  Got Lidls own for a fraction of the price incl 3 year warranty .

picked my first lettuce today...delicious 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:43

Written those down and will google them later hosta...had already checked out majesty and like it a lot.  

asked before, I know, but why not start a hosta nursery?  You divide them anyway?

Runny, I know what you mean about wyevale prices for shears.  I took a friend down there few weeks back and was astonished at their prices.  They may be "upmarket" but not orth it.  Got Lidls own for a fraction of the price incl 3 year warranty .

Sweat peas dying

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:16

Think you have already sussed it Jerrybone.  They are drowning ...the colder nights recently have made that wet (already cold) soil even colder. 

Hellebores

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:13

Fair point Topbird......agree with Lou.  That will look sensational . Prob a third of your number of hellebores but I think people forget how good they are as foliage plants in the summer

I don't mind spending money on something I really want.....missed my opportunity to get a double black last year but I will go for it later this year and it will cost me.  Next to  a double white ....how will that look in late winter?  

yes, I split hellebores too so I don't know who decided you cannot.  Prob same people who say you can't divide peonies 

 

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