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Latest posts by Verdun

Can I plant a lawn on heavy clay

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 08:33
There are different types of grass seed...shade mixture, heavy wear mixture etc. it sounds like your clay isn't likely to flood so I think I would use a general purpose with dwarf rye mixture.. Maybe a picture to show how steep, etc.

That's shallot!

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 08:25
Thanks for the advice. My shallots should arrive today so, Bob I thought I would cover them with fleece for week or so to prevent birds etc attackiing them.


Posted: 27/02/2013 at 08:16
It's no real problem. Smileys are good for displaying friendliness but I will always try to post with friendship in mind anyway.

That's shallot!

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:04
Grown wide range of veg but never shallots before. Got some on order. They seem straightforward enough, in theory, but are they? I've got 12 "bulbs" (?) so I guess they are spaced further apart than onions but otherwise need same treatment.


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 20:13
Often when varieties of plants are propagated some results are better than others....I call them clones but prob incorrect term. For example, talking about euphorbias....euphorbia rubra in this case I find one plant is reliably perennial whilst another "clone" is less robust and lasts just a couple of seasons. I now propagate from the better pant. Gary, maybe remove the would be flowering stems and leave the remaining ones to grow. So, I would feed well to encourage this new growth hopefully to flower well next spring


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 19:18
What varieties are they? Some clones of varieties seem to be less inclined to be perennial and suffer die back.


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 19:16
Bunny, will work it out. Thanks

Moving a Cotinus

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 18:43
Tulip girl, if you dont mind extra expense buy another plant. I don't think you can move it.....6 or 7 years means it will,have an extensive root system. I have done it but it sulked for a year or so. Cuttings are very easy...I prune mine about now and use the prunings for cuttings. Mine are about 3 to 6 inches long and inserted round rim of 1 litre pot. Layering is good too. If you did decide to buy new one why not go for Royal Purple? It's slightly darker, I think, more blackly/purple, so you have two different varieties. Grown with a eucalyptus gunnii or miscanthus variegatus or philadelphus aureus your royal purple will look stunning in summer


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 18:29
See.....I is feeling left out! It's ok, I'll be ok........probably


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 10:40
Thanks bunny. Doesn't seem to work for me

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