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Bar Lawson's forum posts

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Re: Re: To pot or not to pot.....?

from Bar Lawson

Thank you Nicola, I'll pot and repot with impunity, take care, Bar

  • Posted: Sat. 7th June 2014 18:00

To pot or not to pot.....?

from Bar Lawson

I've just bought Rosa 'Perle D'or' to grow in a large terracotta pot, which at the moment is being used for something else, can I pot the rose into a temporary, but good sized terracotta pot for the summer and then re-pot it in late autumn?
Many thanks Bar.

  • Posted: Sat. 7th June 2014 15:54
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Re: Can anyone help ID this for me?

from Bar Lawson

False Lilly of the Valley is 'rhizomatous', it produces white flowers and then berries. You mention that this plant has a 'tuber-type thing' at its base, my first thought was that the plant is Lesser Celandine or 'Pilewort', Ranunculus ficaria. Both are quite similar in size and appearance. Lesser Celandine is a rampant weed, producing bright shiny yellow buttercup like flowers, I have it in my garden and they don't always flower. They produce tubers or bulbils and are extremely invasive. I dig them up, taking care to get all the little bulbils.

  • Posted: Mon. 28th April 2014 09:05

Re: Can you help me identify these shrubs?

from Bar Lawson

Hi Fiona,
This looks like a Philadelphus, they are also known as 'Mock Orange', white flowers, and a lovely perfume. An easy shrub to shape and care for, mine is about 12ft, but then I'm happy for it to reach that size.
Bar.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th April 2014 16:26

Re: Can you help me identify these shrubs?

from Bar Lawson

Hi Fiona,
It looks like a Spiraea of some sort.
Bar.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th April 2014 16:15

Re: Can you help me identify these shrubs?

from Bar Lawson

Hi Fiona,
It looks like a Weigela, not sure which one, but they are lovely shrubs that are low maintenance and accomodating, I would definitely keep it if I found it my garden.
Bar.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th April 2014 16:04

Re: Re: Moving Penstemons.

from Bar Lawson

Thank you Alexia, I feel more confident about your instructions than I do about dividing them, although I'm sure they can be divided, I've lost so many trying to move them that I suppose I've become a bit wary of these beautiful plants.
Happy New Year.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd January 2014 09:55

Re: Re: Moving Penstemons.

from Bar Lawson

Thank you Kathy, I've tried moving them in the Summer and Autumn, so I'll do what you suggest, maybe cut them down a bit before hand, I had no idea they could be divided, so thank you for that too.
Best wishes, Bar.

  • Posted: Wed. 11th December 2013 19:15

Re: Add a Specific Plant not yet on Shoot Data base

from Bar Lawson

Hi Sally, just read about your problem, I too have pictures of plants that I don't have but are listed, I too make copious notes about them, but its not helpful, when I go through my plant list I often miss them because they don't register. A facility to put in ones own picture, or even a blank space would be better.
This is still a fantastic site, as I'm sure you would agree.
Bar.

  • Posted: Wed. 11th December 2013 17:08

Moving Penstemons.

from Bar Lawson

I need to move some Penstemons that I only planted 18months ago, but they have become too big for their allotted space, is there a time of year to do this? And is there a knack to it? Should I cut them back first, maybe? I've tried moving Penstemons before and they don't like it.
Love this web site by the way, many thanks.

  • Posted: Wed. 11th December 2013 17:00
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