Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:24

Gg I am overwintering some irises, liberated from the bed which is now the new terrace. I will donate them to the plant sale in Spring.


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 19:44

My cold frame has a gravel base which keeps most weeds down, and easy to pull those that do grow, Gg.

Compost Advice

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 19:20

Why not pull it all out and turn it? Good exercise and most warming! Do it once a month and it will be pure black gold in no time. Great for the soul. Who needs gym membership?Great new year's resolution.

Old floribunda rose

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 12:01

You can probably tell if you have suckers from the rootstock by looking for 2 subtle differences in the suckers from the main stems. They will probably be different in colour, one being a darker green, when new. The other is the number of thorns, usually more to the inch on the suckers. If you can see such differences you probably have suckers. These should be the ones growing from lower down and need to be pulled/ripped off, not cut. Cutting will encourage more, which will gradually weaken your lovely plant.

I would do this sooner rather than later, and before the Spring growth starts. Take it up now in a mild spell, and treat it like a bare root plant. Tear off the suckers, pulling downwards, and replant. Prune the whole shrub quite hard, to get a better balance between top growth and roots and away you go.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:52

Love swathes of eranthus, one of nature's spring delights. Unfortunately they can be out and over very quickly so you have to be on the lookout and quick on your feet. Heale House near here has hillside slopes covered in them.

What to do with new Camelia ?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:47

If you put outside try to keep frost off the flowers when they open. Mine are large and in pots near the house facing north. House proximity gives a measure of protection. 

You could pop yours inside if frost threatens.

leaf mold

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:43

Heathers grow in very poor, very acidic soil in the New Forest around here. Not always very well drained either. Hard pan just below surface. 

The poor soil is one of the reasons William 1 was able to find a large tract of land in the South of England that was not cultivated to any great extent.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:30

Are the yellow flowers not Eranthus?


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:34

Still buzzing I suppose, will probably collapse later......


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:06

Christmas Dinner last night was enjoyed by all. Great food and the live music led to much dancing and revelry. My fears about the numbers involved were entirely unfounded. 

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