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20/03/2015 at 09:05

Christmas tree pot.

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 No decisions on the others yet till I've sorted out existing pots and know what else I may need.

20/03/2015 at 10:09

Love it obelixx  

Obelixx can you grow lily of the valley indoors? 

20/03/2015 at 10:49

Dunno.  Never tried.

20/03/2015 at 11:06

Ill google it  Thanks for getting back to me 

20/03/2015 at 11:08
20/03/2015 at 11:52

Looks good.   I have them in our damp, shady bed next to the terrace.   They're traditionally sold as sprigs here for May Day but mine never flower in time except last May because we hadn't had a proper winter so they got ahead for once.

20/03/2015 at 11:58

Mine tend to be all leaves and no flowers.  I looked it up and they said they prefer poorer soil.  What's your experience of this.

20/03/2015 at 12:32

My garden was cow pasture for centuries so is very fertile and the bed in question is on the north facing side of the house so gets no direct sun in winter as the sun sets before it gets round that far.   It produces very happy hostas and ligularias and hemerocallis and chelones later in the season but maybe the winter cold and lack of sun plus the longer time to warm up in spring explains why my lily of the valley are spreading slowly and are not as invasive as most people seem to find them.   

I love them and will certainly be giving BM's idea a go but not in this house.  I need my window sills here for over wintering chilies and herbs for the kitchen.

20/03/2015 at 12:58

Right I'm  gonna give it a go and I got mine from the pound shop so no big loss if it doesn't work 

Ill  keep you posted x

Would love to see your window sills obelixx, I bet you have a better display than any GC! 

20/03/2015 at 13:02

Sadly, I have just harvested the last chilies and binned the plants to make space for tomatos and new chilies to be sown this weekend.

20/03/2015 at 13:15

 Far too organised! I'll look forward to seeing the toms 

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