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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:39

Had this for nearly 20 years now and never seen a flower on it/ Friends have a clump in their garden which flowers once in a blue moon. Not the easiest of bulbs to get to flower.

Hellebores

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:30

No. Cannot see how it would be either.

GW Alliums

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 10:57

Yes, as soon as possible. Most of this type of Allium grow their roots over winter, so the sooner they are in the soil the better.

Talkback: Dealing with vine weevil

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 10:55

Also helps if you use a non-peat compost and put a grit layer of at least 2 inches depth on top of the pots.

Single stem plants may be protected by putting a circle of plastic (like the things used to protect cabbage plants against cabbage root fly) round the stem. The weevil lays its eggs on or just around the base of the plant and if it cannot reach soil, it goes elsewhere.

Both Sedum and Heucheras can be re-grown very easily from the eaten remains. Just treat the pieces as cuttings. They both root very easily.

What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:32

If you w ant a list of poisonous plants look at this website

thepoisongarden.co.uk/

Alliums in pots - roots coming through the bottom already?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:56

Obviously only true for cold temperature Alliums. The ones from places like California have a different growth pattern, except that almost all of them flower when the leaves have finished doing their job.

Got criticised for cutting back the sere tips of leaves on a show Allium when they should be left, to show how the plant performs in the wild. Looked uncared for to me so I trimmed them.

Alliums in pots - roots coming through the bottom already?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:13

That kind of Allium is a cold temperature grower, so the growth you see is normal. The time to feed Alliums is now,rather than after flowering as by then the bulbs have gone dormant. In fact very often the flower stalk is not even attached to the bulb when in flower.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 12:50

Glad you enjoyed it Lyn.

Somewhere I have a series of images of what we started with about 20 years ago. Will try and find the link.

 

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:52

I was travel sick at about the age of 10. Long story and sadly the full version is no longer available on the Blog site.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 13:47

Still quite a bit of colour for November.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/November%202014

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