Monthly Archives: May 2018

My Gardening Week April 30th 2018 … get me some hairy hostas !

I was given a present recently of a fairly mature Acer Griseum , the paper bark maple , which had been potted up each year in a commercial nursery so it had a nice big trunk which was peeling well  already and I planted it today … all maples need a damp soil or at least not dry to grow and more importantly they need shelter so it is a waste of time to stick it in the middle of an open field and expect it to be anything other than a straggly mess struggling to survive  .  That is the problem with a fussy tree like the maple , […]

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