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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 18:06

Picked up a white Buddleia and a deep ruby red clematis from Morrisons for less than £2 each and a few trailing lobelia for my baskets. Very tired from work and a poor nights sleep so I may just wait till the weeked to plant as I'll have a rare Saturday off and the forecast is very good

Expensive perennial plug plants

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:35

Tiily - You're right! Get your grown on.

Screenshot of the "Sold" listings for African Violet Plug Plant - One Plug Plant!

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Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:22

No snow here but plenty of wind, rain and hailstone with the odd overnight frost thrown in. It was very windy last night so I went out this morning with some trepidation to check on my £10 coldframes from Wikinsons....

Not budged an inch and no damage! A combination of their low height and a carefully selected spot seems to have worked.

Success after years of having the larger 4 tier plastic greenhouse things blowing everywhere. And one memorable year a full size plastic greenhouse taking off and landing two doors down Never again!

 

Trees/shrubs with thin trunks for pots

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:07

A 50cm Pot is more suited to something 5-6 ft such as Acer Palmatum. 

5-6 metres is not going to go well in a 50cm pot. 

 

 

 

Hellebores

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:15

aym280 - I'm in the northwest but even then the pots are just somewhere to keep the surplus from when I thinned out the plants that had self seeded. Pots are a handy way of storing them until I've got their home in the new border shaped, weeded and planned.

Funny thing is I have them planted in the cooler shady corners and they still flower prolifically.

 

Hellebores

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:26

My hellebore had around 50 small babies growing around it this year. A little thinning out was required and I've now got 30 of them growing nicely in small pots. Let the root systems develop for a while and they'll get planted in the front garden which I'm replanting from scratch, one border at a time, on the cheap using only what's reseeded, cuttings and divisions from the back garden.....and whatever I can scrounge from elsewhere

The great thing about hellebores is that once they've germinated they require little to no care. Tough little blighters.

 

Bluebells

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 22:29

I was in a local garden centre a couple of days ago and they had English bluebells, all in flower, sharing the table with flowering Spanish Bluebells. 

And this is a dedicated garden centre not a gardening section of another store. 

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 22:22

Mine have always grew back fairly rapidly and then spent the entire summer energising the plant as well as sending up plenty of flowering spikes at a rate of knots. 

Bulbs and how to find tnem?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 13:05

You can even plant in pots and then plant the pots into your bed. Once they go over just pull out the pot and tuck them away somewhere sunny and out of view to die down naturally.

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 13:00

I've had the common ones in the past and they've always responded well to a good cutting back. Helps get fresh air in and you can pull out any damp old debris that has gathered in amongst the foliage.

And snails - I always found a bucketful of snails in there. Seems like a favourite spot for them.

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