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bulbs---a-mission-in-itself

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:28

Hi all, we are looking to put a few bulbs here and there. My partner is looking at tulips but my farther has said that they don't flower year after year they dwindle. I'm wondering about hyacinths. 

 

anyone got any views, hints, tips, varieties. I have some alliums and I have daff's in the gravel. I'm looking for something to make sturdy impact in the boarders. But not sure what. I'm reluctant to purchase bulbs if they won't flower for more than 2 years. I love parrot tulips but as I say I have reservations. Please impart any tips or advice. Thank you 

When do I sow my pansy seed??

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:19

They have been up 5 days and are now looking like a green carpet of cress!!! Plenty of pricking out soon!!

dwarf-red-dahlia---keeping-it-advice

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:58

The thing is they don't seem to have tubers! It's weird! They are still putting up new shoots so wondered about taking cuttings from this? If not I will save root ball and try to bring through winter as u say. I packed mine in shredded paper last year and put in an unheated conservatory . 

dwarf-red-dahlia---keeping-it-advice

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:51

Hi all. I had 10 red dwarf dahlia last year. I managed to overwinter 1, from this I took cuttings and now have 4. I have tried to propagate the seed but after 3 attempts no germination at all. So I'm thinking its not fertile from seed. 

 

Im wondering if I can take a cutting or two and overwinter, anyone tried this or got any advice?? Thankyiu

winter-sowing---anyone-tried

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 23:26

If sowing seed now. What's the opinion sow on compost and cover with.... Compost? Grit? Vermiculite? Perlite? Nothing?

When do I sow my pansy seed??

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 23:10

Thanks for this. How long does germination normally take??

winter-sowing---anyone-tried

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:23

Anyone started lupins now? Do you spread in a seed tray or modules??

winter-sowing---anyone-tried

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:51

I have a plastic greenhouse, one of those pop up type, 4ft x3. Ish would that keep thinguh through winter or just too thin??

winter-sowing---anyone-tried

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:07

Anyone do any winter sowing, anything I can start off early. I have cuttings to try and take through. Just hoped I could discover some seed to sow through winter. I have lupin, green wizard, echinacea, scabiousa. 

 

Anyone got other ideas and hints and tips. Lets get busy!!

When do I sow my pansy seed??

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:06

I have been collecting the pansy seed pods as they ripen but now unsure when to sow. These purple pansies were planted in winter and have flowered right through until now. So when do I sow ready for this winter??

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