Tips for planting Fritillaries
- They grow better if the grass is short
- Mow the grass once growth has slowed in the (autumn) and then plant
- Scatter the bulbs and plant each one where it falls
- Plant Fritillaries 6-8inches deep.
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JHPS Week Ahead
Plant and divide ornamental Grasses
- Whether providing garden maintenance in Stone or Nantwich, JHPs Ltd feel that partnering autumn sunshine grasses with late-flowering perennials is an attractive sight worth creating in any garden no matter the size.
- In autumn JHPs feel it is important to differentiate between grasses best for warm season or for cold season.
- Grasses that are primarily from warmer climates often will fail and languish in the spring if planted in the beginning of a harsh winter.
- Now is the time to lift, and then divide clumps with back-to-back forks. Some grasses can be pulled apart or may need to be cut.
- Leaves and plants collapsing owing to eaten roots is evidence of vine weevils at work.
- August-September is the best time to apply a compost drench to container-grown plants to control the bugs that destroy the roots.
- For containers, good results can be obtained with biological controls.
- To avoid other vine weevil infestations in glasshouses and containers, keep the surrounding area tidy to destroy hiding places.
How to JHPS recommend the growth of kiwi fruit? Best varieties
- A sheltered, sunny position is ideal spot to plant kiwis.
- Plant in well drained, fertile, slightly acidic soil.
- Enrich the soil with well-rotted garden compost or manure.
- Always provide much water and mulch with organic matter. (Try to avoid contact with the stems as this can lead to rotting).
How to grow Fuchsia
The red and purple pendant bells of fuchsia ‘Brutus’ can still be seen in November if the frost stays away during September and October. Fuchsias are resourceful plants and grow best against a west facing walls which are sheltered, or in speckled shade. ‘Brutus’ is a short bushy variety that stretches to just over 2ft so it is not suitable as hedging material. Up until the First World War fuchsias were grown in France, Germany and Britain, however the fuchsia varieties that are grown now come from the golden era, which is a unique factor as most 100 year old fuchsia varieties have been pending or lost completely.
Fuchsias enjoy fertile soil and rainfall, as they tend to thrive in the wetter more western Britain. This hardy fuchsia peaks in late august and September. IF planted then it can Succumb to winter weather purely and simply because there hasn’t been enough time for the roots to properly develop.
Three solutions are:
- Prepare the ground in advance before planting and add organic matter
- If planting in late summer or early autumn apply an insulating layer of bark.
- Many fuchsias die down to the base during winter. Once new shoots appear trim off the old wood.
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