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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:25

There are some advantages to being retired, even if the money is lousy!

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:33

Well, we have seen both the aconites and the snowdrops flowering just above a layer of snow before!

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 11:41

Definitely early. These are normally late February here.

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Galanthophiles

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:46

I would include some of the Double Nivalis and possibly viridipice (green one).

Some of the other species are nice and not that expensive, things like G woronovii and G. ikariae are very nice and easy to please.

Snowdrops???

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 08:58

Mice don't eat Snowdrop bulbs, they are poisonous to them. Now crocus..........

Vine weevils

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:00

And if you can get the Vine Weevil insecticide out of the new bottles in which it is supplied, your are better than I am. In the end I cut off the top of the container with a knife,so that I could pour it out!

HELLEBORES

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 10:53

The optimum time for moving Hellebores is in early Autumn. They begin to make new roots as the soil gets cooler.

You can get away with doing it now, as long as you can get the whole root ball out with as little damage as possible. Water well before and after moving.

Also helps to remove and dead or dying leaves, especially if they are going brown.

Swiss Chard

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 15:28

Us too. Rainbow Chard gives you the choice of colours.

First Hellebore!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:04

Strangely that is the only one in flower. H. thibetanus which is normally the first to show has buds but the flowers are not open yet. There is a very dark one almost in flower, but no photo I have ever taken gets the colour anywhere near correct. The camera seems to wash out the colour somehow.

First Hellebore!

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 13:23

Easy to work out, if the plant has leaves on stems and with flower buds coming from leaf joints then do not prune. If the flower buds are coming from the very base of the plant then prune off the leaves.

Discussions started by Berghill

Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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Growers or Killers?

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Snowdrops have started

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Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

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