When you see new shoots & flowers on citrus, feed them – water and liquid seaweed – 30:1 – half a jamjar in a watering can.
If in doubt, basic tomato feed one time a month over winter, easter 10 days to 2 weeks, summer once a week.
Grayswood Ghost – Silver Birch – Betula utilis var. jaquemontii – Himalayan birch – Plant 3 together to stunt growth and create a nice effect.
Bleeding Heart Dicentra – Perfect for shade. Needs moisture. Cut back after flowering.
Dilys Geranium – plant with the above.
Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Betberg’ – Solomon’s seal.
Speirantha convallarioides – needs acid shade
Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘sem’ – what we’ve got by the office – bush – red and green.
Clifford’s Forest Fire – very large hosta.
Hostas can be divided – either just as they start to grow, or whenever really.
Erythronium Jeanette Brickell – Dog’s tooth violet – in shade with Frittery
Acer in shade. They hate wind. Acer palmatum Osakazuki – Japanese Maple. Add compost to soil, plus extra drainage – composted bracken (acidic) plus a load of grit. This one is green in summer and goes bright red. Acers are grafted – make sure graft is above the ground. Heal it in – quite gently, don’t crush the drainage and compact it down. Mulch thoroughly with pine bark – erricacious mulch.
Navelwort – Omphalodes Cappadocica – ideal under shrubs and trees
Trillium rivale – seed
Lathyrus Vernus “Alboroseus” – spring pea – from seed easily – dappled shade.
Imperial Frittery – for the woodland bit – big flowers in spring – yellow.
Pea Alderman – 6′ traditional – fill the gaps with radish and lettuce
Easter – cuttings of dahlias – cut a shoot off the tuba and pot up.
Spring flowering shrubs – cut back after flowering – honeysuckle – new wood carries next year’s flowers.
Woodland – primulas
Sept – Tulips in front garden – “Oranjezon” – Deep – 8” is not too deep. Plant in December. Take off the flowering stem after flowering stem after flowering – don’t let go to seed.
Tulipa acuminata – Horned tulip. About £2.50 each. Sept-Nov planting.
Tulipa “Wendy Akers” – nice
Euphorbia Fireglow – for woodland bit.
Polymonium Bressingham Purple – Jacob’s Ladder. With Tangerine Geum – dappled shade.
Kohl Rabi Azure Star
Oxalis Triangularis – Houseplant
Amelanchier Lamarckii – blossom, fruit, autumn colour – great tree in small garden. In sun.
Cercis Canadensis – Forest Pansy.
Garden is 6.2 wide. 12.5m from house to office
Path from office to Shed is 8m. Office is 3.3m Office front to Garage is 4.4m
Rosemary – drainage – lots of horticultural grit. Miss Jessopp’s upright – for hedging. Pot, window sill. Plant slightly proud of the surface of the soil in a mound. Needs sun.
May – 2nd week – pinch out dahlias if they are growing strongly but you’re not ready to pot out.
Forgetmenots and Apricot Beauty Tulip – very nice combination.
V dry, poor soil:
Verbascum Christoes Yellow Lightning – 3-4′ tall
Cephalaria Gigantia – Giant Scabious – 6′ tall – v pale yellpw
Acanthus Mollis – Bear’s breaches.
Twin spined cactur – mommillaria geminispiha
Feed: lush growth – nitrogen
Flowering – potasium – general purpose tomato feed – liquid seaweed
Plants I want – lemongrass
kafir lime leaves – citrus hystrix
Lemons – prune hard in spring
high nitrogen furtalizer
water when the leaves curl and the pot is bone dry.
Calamondin Orange Citrus X microcarpa
Four seasons lemon
The citrus centre – pullborough, west sussex
Put chocks under pot so they don’t sit in water.
Daphne – shrub – smells nice.
Amalancia – beautiful flower, lovely berry, autumn colour
Carnus – bright stems, bit like dogwood
April 26th – sow parsnips, put radishes in to grow and harvest before the parsnips come up. Sew sunflowers – one seed per plug, plant out towards the end of June.