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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:22

Sadly the rest of the flowers were eaten off by a mollusc.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:51

Wisehedgecrone. I have sent you a PM.

Feeding Spring Bulbs

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:52

Recommendation is to feed them once they have finished flowering with a half strength low nitrogen feed, something like Tomorite. 

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 12:36

Seeds of A. nemorosa can only really be got from someone who has them growing in their garden. Bought packeted seeds are dead.

 

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:45

Again, Anemone nemorosa is easy from green seed, sown fresh.

Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:11

There are such things as root aphids. these are the same as the ones found on leaves etc, but they live in the soil and feed off the roots. Usually when you remove a plant from its pot the soil appears to be covered in fine white filaments. These aphids cover themselves in a wax like material which makes them waterproof (useful if you live in the soil). Sadly the only way to remove them is with a systemic insecticide.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:33

Aconites are deciduous woodland plants. They like a well drained soil full of leaf mould in semi-shade. Once they have finished they go dormant under the leaf cover of trees. The tree roots then remove any excess moisture from the soil so the bulbs are not sitting in wet soil.

As I think I have posted before, the seeds need to be taken off when still green and sown straight away.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 21:10

It is a little early for Chionodoxa to appear too. By the way they are now Scilla, not Chionodoxa. The only ones of ours which are showing is an early one called Valentine's Day and they are only just above soil, in a pot in the Alpine House. They are supposed to flower for February 14th. obviously.They never have for me. Generally, out in the garden there are no signs of them yet.

If you want SCilla in late winter then look out for Scilla mischtschenkoana (still often sold as Scilla tubergeniana. That is flowering now for us.

 

Crocuses chewed off by squirrels/pigeons.

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:56

They dig up and eat the crocus corms too! Mice also like Crocus. The sparrow hawk is a good pigeon scarer. Sadly he does not come over often enough.

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