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Planted up My Border ready for Summer


So tonight, on the advice from you guys, I dug in 3 big bags of organic farmyard manure into my border. When I watered my plants in, you could see the difference in the way the soil held the water. Very pleased at the difference.
I also planted up the border with summer flowering perennials, Lupins, Hollyhocks, Verbascum, Lavatera and Hostas (need to get some slug pellets now). By the time I had finished it was too dark to take photos, so will try tomorrow.
So here’s looking forward to a cracking summer display.
Oh and I have had to move my new Acer Palmatum as some of the leaves seemed to be showing signs of windburn, so I haved moved under the cover of some bamboo which hopefully will be a touch more sheltered.

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Hopefully, I have done everything right, digging in the manure, planting with compost, adding the Miracle Gro "millions" pellets and a really good watering in. Ongoing now, I would welcome any advice on general upkeep, pest control etc. to make sure I get the best display possible

28 Apr, 2010


That extra bulk will make a good difference to the borders - which are going to look lovely, by the way :-)
I can't even think about Acers here because the wind would annihilate them in no time at all :-((

29 Apr, 2010


Good luck with it all - and post some photos, won't you!

29 Apr, 2010


Sounds like you have given them a good start in life.Exactly like us humans..A good grounding,fed and watered,Lol.Look forward to seeing some pics too,it sounds as though it will be lovely..:o))

29 Apr, 2010


They wont know whats hit them with all the good stuff you've been given them!!

30 Apr, 2010

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