Wintersong


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too late to get eremurus flowers?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 19:23

I've got a clump that are more than 15 yrs old and took 3-5 yrs to flower originally

can't stress good drainage enough or they will rot!

Had to move them last year, so I divided opportunistically and got only two and a half flowers last year as expected, this yrs clump looks more promising... will keep you posted 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 17:45

You have been busy Lizzie 

my plans have been scuppered by a buried problem rather than the light drizzle the dulled the skies this afternoon 

this winter gone, I decided to get rid of my two large Acanthus as I want something more elegant, it's a great plant but ridiculously invasive if you're not on top of it which I have been but now I want change. Neither of them is less than 10yrs old and I've been digging out root since January. 

That's fine on my soil and there are no other large plants in those two zones, except I encroached today and barely had uncontaminated soil, (each piecend of root will try to establish, so plenty of digging for me yet, and a summer of spraying. I knew this anyway but it may force me to pot up a lot more than I bargained for. 

Still, only a few extra pots to get rid of this lovely but lethal plant 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 15:01

Planted out potted salvias and heuchrea cuttings and rescued two shrubs, onewill no doubt curl up its toes 

it's crazy warm and sunny, put trailing rosemary in urn, need to get back out there and finish...sedum to get in the ground, penstemons to move to more sun and a whole bed to arrange and plant up, I really am packed to the gills this year 

 

too late to get eremurus flowers?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 14:56

Plant with roots shallow and on piles of grit even in sandy soils. Mine are up a foot as nut kindly explains, they will take this year to establish no doubt, but next year will be good to go

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 11:57

How exciting, really can't wait to see pics any time of year, any excuse 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 23:03

My nana has a first leaf coming out the top of a thick ugly stem 

it's a red nana so I'm especially pleased with myself for my first ever overwintering of something tropical 

cannas ar also alive, and showing tiny red lumps on the surface 


 What's left to plant out, not as many as The Gardeners Boy 

 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 14:32

Just a bit of pruning and tying in of my roses as I have a coffee date with friend this afternoon. Gorgeous sunshine, warm and everything is raring to go 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 20:24

Well thesun came out and I got a tan through my wellies 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 20:04

Wow The Gardeners Boy 

we must have regular pics in future months /seasons

what an enormous effort and an enormous garden! 

Mine's a mere 100ft and for the first time this year,  I'm struggling for space, even when I plant close  . No more plants for me unless it's a bulk buy of Verbascums or Echinacea since I'm lacking those and never get to the GC at the right time of year 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 16:57

Flipping heck, that's a lot of plants! 

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