Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:23
few questions for you all....
i have some allium purple sensation, can I multiply, divide, set seed, how long do they take to make flowering bulbs??
any ideas of other things like allium that don't put on much leaf growth that could add a tier of interest but not compete with my compact is perennials, hopefully that I could plant deep so not disturb with any winter bedding.
Cuttings.... When is best to take cuttings from my long serving favourites, scabiosa (Beaujolais bonnets), gaura, lythrum, agastache (new to me this year). Do winter cuttings take best, or get them going now and overwinter.
seems my cuttings took last year but overwintering they either suffered with powdery stuff or came through but didnt look healthy. I would like to know tips to do it and get healthy plants. When I did end of season cuttings and left them limping on I had a better start to season but again got damping off and powder. I don't have a greenhouse just a plastic one without ventilation in winter or a conservatory.
also I have a brass type coal skittle, tall and the handle came off, shall I pot up with a hosta, will the slugs climb it, would it look cute or just weird???
finally, this is my garden, please give me a critique, ideas, hints, criticism. I likw to know how to make it better or what others would do. Especially as the front is a new project and the bottom border has just got a mix of lupin, delph, dahlia and other perennials in. We had to dig down the side of the drive and replace the blue clay, it took a lot of hard work!! And it still looks like only a starting point!! Guess what, my favourite hobby is talking plants and about my tiny simple garden, I'm only a mere puppy to gardening as dad would tell you, and I love speaking to people that can garden well.