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Grasses

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 18:06

Well, I have cut down our huge clumps of Miscanthus hybridus at this time of year for the last 10 years without damaging them.

 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 16:06

I see you are in Camden so some of these places may be near to you

http://www.gardensillustrated.com/article/visits/flurry-snowdrops

Grasses

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 16:00

Easy, evergreen ones should only have dead stuff raked out of them. Deciduous grasses are chopped to the ground, I usually do ours in February, but this year I  did it in October as I got fed up of bits of them blowing all over the place.

Great thing is, that it really does not matter, they recover whichever way you do it.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 12:53

If you bought them as soon as they appeared in the outlets then they may well survive. Other thing to do when  soaking them as Obelixx says is to add  some fungicide to the water.

The ones I have in flower are G. elwesii Barnes Form which is a very early type.

Wish I could afford the special ones which are around, especially the autumn flowering ones like G. lagodechianus.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 09:05

Their growth is triggered by autumn rains. They have evolved to begin growing when the leaves on deciduous trees have fallen and to complete their growth when those same trees are once again covered in leaves.

Sorry, but the dried bulbs sold in all sorts of outlets are generally dead. Either buy them freshly dug at any time of the year or as growing plants.

The reason for them dying when dried is because they do not have a water retaining skin in the same way as Narcissus and Tulips do, so they dehydrate very easily.

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:13

Odd really as both Cc hederifolium and coum self propagate in my garden like weeds. Mind they do take a bit longer to reach flowering size than these mini-persicum types. In a normal winter here  those do not eve make it to the end of September!

Adonis amurensis

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:14

Adonis amurensis

 

With a bow to Hubris (Goddess of false pride) and I know it is the kiss of death to the plant. but I am really pleased to have kept this alive and got it to flower.

It is flowering about a month early though.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35797.jpg?width=350

 Half open

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35798.jpg?width=350

 The flower is about 2 inches across by the way.

 

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 18:03

I use the Winter wash as well as the pheromone traps. And I do each tree twice. Once in December as advised on the package and then again in March.

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 15:36

And have the advantage of being organic as they are both made from plant material.

Blossom

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 15:10

The double Saponaria officinalis is one of the worst thugs going. We have been trying to get rid of it for the last 18 years and it still comes up everywhere.

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