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.
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