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Posted: 10/06/2013 at 09:50

Bf206, the bulbs were swollen but not separated into cloves, just had a look at them; flower buds starting to develop at tops, nipped them off to stop energy going to flowers. Planted a mix of Isle of Wight (new) cloves and my own 'seed' taken from last years crop The new ones got off to a flying start, but now they are all looking the same.

Hollie H, I have always found that the best way is to dig one up and see, if it is not ready, you can still cook with it


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 22:12

After 3 years of my Acanthus getting hammered by the winters we've had I dug mine out and put in the rose Margaret Merrill, which within 2 months is flowering. I also took note of comments about it being invasive.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 22:08

I dug 2 up the other week, 1 hard neck and 1 elephant, neither were ready yet. I'm thinking of trying again in a week. Usually since I plant in October they are ready mid June, but this year the weather has been pretty weird. Mine get watered along with everything else in the veg bed.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 22:04

Happy Marion, you always start the best threads! I love your paintings, especially the May one. I shall post some of mine soon.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 22:00

Chicky, I think I got them in a plant auction last year; so just emptied the pots into the ground, but should imagine they are a bulb. They have multiplied quite a bit and formed a little clump in poor shallow soil, in pretty much full sun (ha, what full sun?)

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:53

Busy L, keep an eye on it!

help.. plug plants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:47

Lazy G, please put your muzzle on; this is the second time this evening that you have been rude to me on a post. What is your problem?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:41

Fairy G

Busy L, WHAT a beautiful space you have created, soft colours and lovely shapes.

Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:32

John H, great photos

What is it?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:29

Bird lady, I posted pic of flax on 'Summer is here' thread

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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