By Tony Murrell
It time to move those plants in your garden that have outgrown or just don’t suit the original spot you chose. Choose the new spot, pre-dig holes in preparation and move it! Use hessian sacking to hold as much soil on the root ball of your shrubs as possible and don’t remove it, leave in the ground to rot away. All you need to mix into your exciting soil is compost at time of planting. Save your garden fertilisers until spring. You can use worm juice and spray the shrub with Seasol, this helps with transplant shock.
Box up a stand alone asparagus bed. Asparagus does take a couple of years to establish, however if you have the space and even if you don’t, an asparagus bed is a very nice addition to your edible garden.
Look for crowns soon if not now in your garden centre. Check out this link.
Plant of the week
This week a real classic and must have: Ceanothus impressus 2.0m and yanky point 1.5m, both this high in 5 years and both available from Devon Nursery in Blenheim.
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Garden design tip of the week
Unruly gardens and forgotten follies can often fall to being over run with weed invasions.
If you have an aversion to herbicides, visit your local whiteware retailer and collect brown box packaging. Smother the weeds, pin the board down over dampened ground and apply 70mm of fresh mulch. This should buy you some quite considerable time to think about re-developing these areas that time forgot.