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Candy Blackham's forum posts

Total number of forum posts: 12


Re: What do I do with the little floretts?

from Candy Blackham

Yup, they happily propagate and before long you will be selling them! I cut down my sedums in early spring before this happens.

  • Posted: Fri. 10th April 2015 12:26

Re: Sedum not performing this year.

from Candy Blackham

Sedums are incredibly resilient. I suggest digging it out, rinsing off the offending bugs, and potting up pieces which will surely grow. No idea what to do about the offending bugs!

  • Posted: Fri. 10th April 2015 12:24

Tellima Grandiflora

from Candy Blackham

My plants flowered well, and I cut down when they had finished. Some plants have bushed, but others remain small, and somewhat yellow. I have used a general fertiliser - what is the problem?

  • Posted: Thu. 15th August 2013 08:25

Re: Re: Wildflowers

from Candy Blackham

Dear Barry
Wildflowers are now waiting for the spring, but I have posted a picture of the garden in its final flourish before the winter
Candy

  • Posted: Mon. 17th October 2011 17:33

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wildflowers

from Candy Blackham

Thanks Barry! I have made a list and will investigate/take action. I have found a very useful site, www.wildflowerfinder.org.uk, and have identified hawkweeds as Pilosella. And British Wildflower Plants is in Norfolk and I will no doubt find my way there at some point.
Best wishes
Candy

  • Posted: Wed. 10th August 2011 07:57

Re: Re: Wildflowers

from Candy Blackham

Dear Barry
Thank you very much for your response. The hedges are all south-facing and I am planting them differently. The first one, on the pavement, includes both evergreen and deciduous plants. It is hot and dry. I have planted some primroses, which are doing ok, and some ox-eye daisies which are happy. A bladder campion has appeared and I have planted its seeds. There is also cinquefoil, bugle and wild marjoram. I have another small section of hedging in front of which I have planted stipa tenuississima and bergenias. The ground is clay, but has been enriched. I am not sure bluebells will be happy but wait to hear your further thoughts. Suggestions much appreciated. I have posted some up to date pictures of the garden, but not the hedging yet. Thank you! Candy

  • Posted: Tue. 9th August 2011 13:45

Wildflowers

from Candy Blackham

I have planted a new hedge which is next to a pavement and very bare around the edges - I know it will eventually thicken out - and so would like to plant some wild flowers along its 'feet'. They will need to be reasonably robust and substantial; I also plan to put in some bulbs in the autumn. Are there any suggestions?

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd March 2011 08:23
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Re: Re: Pruning new hedges

from Candy Blackham

Thanks for this Marie; has your new hedging bushed out as a result of the pruning? I have cut down, but I am not sure I have done enough - nervous! I have been advised to water and will be installing a seep hose to ensure regular watering.

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd March 2011 08:16

Re: Wild flowers

from Candy Blackham

I am planting a new garden, and I have a hedge at the front which is a mix of 2-year old yew and brand new indigenous plants. It looks a little odd and so I would like to plant wild flowers to fill the gaps while the new hedging thickens. Any plants need to be tough and very hardy. Any suggestions?

  • Posted: Fri. 18th March 2011 18:32

Pruning new hedges

from Candy Blackham

I am about to plant new hedging which is a mix of indigenous plants - Acer, hawthorn, spindle tree, wild sloe, cherry plum, viburnum opulus and the field rose - do I need to prune any of these to encourage bushing? And secondly, I have inherited some yew hedging which is about two years old - am I correct in thinking I need to keep the leading shoot and trim (cut back) the side shoots?

  • Posted: Tue. 15th March 2011 18:17
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