Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:13

You've got three days left to decide where to plant it 

Dusty soil... How to fix?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:45

If you've got worms it's good stuff 

Another poorly honeysuckle (and buddleja)

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:43

Honeysuckle like moist not dry, humus rich (greedy plants) and we'll draining, not soggy 

Liatris Spicata

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:39

Oh hi KEF, didn't see you posting there 


Liatris Spicata

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:38

 I've extended my clumps this year to repeat such a super cheap plant 

Re-designing the garden!

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:32

Hack it back if you like the thugs otherwise they do cultivars that promise to be tamer just can't remember names 

Another poorly honeysuckle (and buddleja)

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:25

I wouldn't worry too much about feeding the buddejla. They grow on waste ground quite happily. Cut off what is dead or dying, it should grow back stronger 

Did you mix the honeysuckle compost in with the soil?  The compost retains moisture but too much compost can get waterlogged around the roots 

I garden on sandy soil so I'm always generous but mix it in well 

Liatris Spicata

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:17

They do and they're usually eager to show, but be patient, and not too much water until they are skyward 

Did you plant the right end up?

Another poorly honeysuckle (and buddleja)

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:10

Forgot the pesticides, your buddleja looks healthy on its other stems so perhaps the weakened side got knocked? They have quite brittle stems and yours looks young still? 

It should recover in time 

As for the honeysuckle, it looks hungry with a small amount of damage maybe from the strong winds recently 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 15:01

Went to pot up 6 white pelargonium,  instead decided to plant Clematis jackmanii alongside Potentilla Summer Sorbet but had to yank out a rogue honeysuckle and move a fern.

Chance to improve the builder's rubble and hang another trellis for climbing rose, Virginia Creeper combo 

Pelargoniums  can wait a day, bath now before IPL cricket 

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