Berkley


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If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 21:14

I'd buy three hellebores.

System Glitch?

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 13:56

Haven't been able to use forum for a few days because it's been hidden under an NHS advert! Glad to see it's back to normal today ...

Spring bulbs sprouting in November

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 19:49

Will my bellis flower in the Spring too? I lost most of the ones I planted outside (grown from seed) last year - so this year they're in pots, outside but sheltered. They are flowering profusely - which is great. But hopefully they'll put on a good display when I plant them out in the Spring? I suspect it was the wet conditions rather than the cold that finished them off last year.

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 21:44

Thank you, everyone. Verdun: I have killed three birds with one stone! ( not really, of course)....... I looked up all the varieties you mentioned, spent a happy hour online locating retailers - and have got an answer for anyone who says "What would you like for Christmas?"! Brilliant! Many thanks. I feel an addiction coming on...

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 22:13

Thanks for your comments. I really do want something that will definitely flower next year - and having looked online as you suggested, I have decided to wait until the Spring and buy some potted geraniums.


In fairness - the T&M offer is for named varieties and yes, they are bare-rooted (and a fiver for six plants? Can't be bad?).

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 20:09

I am very tempted by the T&M hardy geranium offer ......yes, I know - but I have had some excellent plants from them this year. But the space where they will be planted isn't ready yet. Do you think they would be OK if over-wintered in pots?

Karcher free hose offer

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 22:04

Just as frustrated as lots of others. Applied as soon as I received the magazine .... how could I have done it earlier?

New quinea impatients

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 18:11

Absolutely agree with Verdun. I placed thirty cuttings from New Guinea hybrids in water this time last year and was able to enjoy 28 lovely plants this year. Got twenty sitting in water in jam jars at the moment ...waiting for roots to form then will transfer singly to little pots. So satisfying ... and so cheap!

Parkers

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 19:52

I have read many uncomplimentary comments about this firm - but I have bought bulbs from them for many years and have had excellent results every time. I am just about to plant seventy of their species tulip. They were delivered in excellent condition, on the date indicated and all look to be firm and of a good size.  I have never had a problem with them ...

Early plants appearing?

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 20:59

I live in the Bournemouth/Poole area too .... there are two flowers in full bloom on the rhododendron and the bellis I sowed for next Spring are filling posy bowls at the moment. (do hope they'll flower next Spring too).

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