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Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:55

Hi LMChris

Yes, I mentioned that in my post just above 

I contacted the nursery from where I bought them - not because I felt they were substandard but for some advice as I'm a novice with plugs.  Basically they said the weather conditions was probably to blame was my first time buying them but I've lost a lot and the few remaining ones are struggling.  I think I've given plugs up as a bad job and will just have to pay garden centre prices   regards


Posted: 02/07/2012 at 12:56

Hello everyone 

I planted lilies bulbs (oriental, I think) for the first time this year.... I think they have flower heads on at the moment but I spotted that one stem is black and wilted from the top down part of the stem.  Could this be infectious and should I lift this particular plant?  

Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 11:45

I've hardley any flowers in the garden this year.  The ones I do have...lupins and foxglove...have all taken a battering with the heavy rain and are bent double   I bought a stack of plugs this year for the first time and have lost quite a few - the rest are struggling to survive.  Greenhouse is empty too   I  admit to being a 'fair-weather' gardener so, as you can imagine, there's not too much gardening going on. 

Allium Seed heads

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 20:06

Thank you again Alina...that has been a great help 

Allium Seed heads

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 13:04

Last year I collected the seed head of my giant alliums and stored them.  This year my new puppy destroyed the emerging plants   I would love to try growing them from the seed collected but don't know when to sow and how do I go about it?  I haven't had much success with raising plants from seeds. Again, any help welcome 


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 13:00

o wow...didn't know that Berghill.  Stupid question, but here goes, I suppose I should just plant the whole string of corms anyway 


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 12:18

Thank you Alina, much appreciated 


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 12:11

Hi all

I've lifted a huge clump of Crocosmia - it was stuffed to capacit plus I had to do some other work in the garden - but I would hate to lose them.  Is it possible to re-pot / re-plat them into smaller bunches without losing them at this stage?   Any help welcome 

Overgrown Laurel Hedge

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 13:49

Thank you so much Alina 

Overgrown Laurel Hedge

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 11:50

Our laurel hedge has gotten so beyond us and hubby is keen to cut it down and right back to the wood with the idea of getting it to a manageble height again.  If we do this will it come back again?  I hate the idea being left with bare stumps and no green growth 

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Black Rot at Top 
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Allium Seed heads

When to sow 
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Lifting and Splitting 
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Overgrown Laurel Hedge

How best to cut 
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Powdery Leaves 
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Neighbour's Plum Tree

Wasps and Roots !! 
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