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Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 12:28

The moles redistribute bulbs all the time in this garden. They (and the moles) seem to survive. If you are going to move them, then the sooner the better, before they really start growing again.

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Posted: 24/09/2014 at 21:07


 Working now!

My garden is a jungle

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 17:52

Mowing uneven grass can be a bit of a problem. However, if you can manage it, then regular cutting of the grass will eventually kill off the weeds (except for Lawn weeds, nothing much kills them).

My garden is a jungle

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:20

Slow and steady is the way to go, that way you do not exhaust yourself and then give up. This is what we bought in 1995

http://www.ideasforgardens.net/Berghill-FGT/

And what it looked like a few years later.

http://www.ideasforgardens.net/berghill/CoachTrip/

We reckon that we have removed well over 30 tons of rubbish from the land and still have to clean up soil before we plant anything. the moles bring up all sorts of bits of glass, brick and scrap metal.

Above all , enjoy it, don't make it a chore.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 15:27

Looks suspiciously like Nicandra physalodes, the Shoo Fly  plant

seeds

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:01

The reason for using paper envelopes is that the paper absorbs moisture from both the seeds and from the atmosphere, so the seeds do not,supposedly, go mouldy. Colour is not important.

Once the seeds are properly dry then you can transfer the envelopes to a food container. I keep dried seeds in boxes in the Salad compartment of the fridge (not well thought of by the cook person).

Baby cyclamen

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 08:43

Yes, they do not need g/h treatment as long as the pots do not freeze solid for any length of time.

I used to grow them in huge numbers for sale and often left them in the seed trays until there was no space between the corms and the tray was often distorted by the pressure from their growth.

Baby cyclamen

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 21:08

Don't be in too big a hurry to transplant them. They do not seem to mind being crowded like that, but they do resent being moved when young tubers. If you do decide to thin them out, try not to damage any of the tiny roots.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 15:33

Tend to agree, it does look like Strobilanthes.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 13:02

Better to use the Green tree icon to post pictures on here.

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