Verdun


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Spacing between these plants

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:46

Ladybird, far, far too close.  They would be touching from planting????   Not sure if Bala intends a hedge but those plants are going to be very large and if trimmed to a metre will look very odd indeed


besides those shrubs will form an odd looking hedge   

Salvia's looking poorly

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:35

I would take out the salvia and lavendar from the potted ilex 8000wildflowers.  A simple mulch of gravel will look better be better for the ilex


plant the lavendar out or, better still, replace with fresh lavendar (they are pretty cheap.)! The salvia I would cut back hard and pot up...difficult to say exactly what it is.....but if, and when, it grows well again I would also plant it out or give it its own pot. 


When you say "regular compost" do you mean multi purpose compost?  This is a very poor, inadequate compost to use for any permanent planting. Always use john innes 

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Spacing between these plants

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:27

All are large shrubs Bala except for euonymous emerald n gold and your hebes.  Even then euonymous can get quite large....i have several bushes here all trimmed to be a metre and a half high and wide.


those in your first list need to be at least 3 metres apart....unless you are looking to make a sort of hedge with them.  


Most of us make mistakes when new to planting....shrubs are offen recommended to establish structure and "weight" but this can be overdone.  Too many shrubs can be boring and uninteresting.....gradually we tend to veer  towards herbaceous perennials in between shrubs.


that's a lot of shrubs for your space Bala......! 

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:09

anyone growing Galega Coconut Ice?


been growing for a season now but unsure of its wandering habit.  


Lovely plant above ground but, in anyone's experience here, is it a problem below ground?


the wild officinalis is troublesome I think but not a lot of info about Coconut Ice anywhere 

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:56

Nice idea Mark....I'm up for that.  


Not sensible to give out addresses on a public forum but if someone comes up with an idea I will contribute 

Tomato blight?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:55

Pruning conifers

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:02

No,problem if you keep in the green Pindy. 

Tomato blight?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:59

Yes, I think it is blight Elizabeth.


pick off the fruit and bring indoors to ripen


never good to grow potatoes and tomatoes together......remove foliage. maybe your potatoes are ready? 

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:51

If you have your suspicions hayleyddgreen how do you feel about paying them a visit?  


I have a suspicion the low life who did it used glyphosate.  If so it would not have any continuing effect.  ....,my reason is this is easily available and the ads that describe it as "killing everything down to the roots"" would prob appeal to such a simple cretin. 


I once chased down...well, took 4 weeks...a guy who hit and run ( scratches only) my niece's car.  He was shocked I caught him but even more so when I demanded £400 in cash from him.  Which....of course...I got 


not sure it will be cost effective to test for the chemical 


no time for these people but, yes, get your security up and running asap and then look to replanting.

Pruning conifers

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:40

Pindy, now is fine


what sort of conifer?  many can only be pruned into the new wood only 

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