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Ranunculus Corms

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 07:32

HI All


I have planted ranunculus for the first time and I am disappointed because they have already stopped flowering although Parkers state that they will flower throughout the summer months (May June and July).  It is more than possible that it is my fault for not giving them enough water during the dry May. 


Is it likely that they will flower again? 


When their season is definitely finished should I lift the corms or should they be treated like annuals?


Thanks

Watercress

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 15:54

HI All


I am starting out on the great watercress journey and today sowed my seed.  However I am in a quandry about where to grow them when they germinate.  What I have read is confusing because it says sunlight but not during hottest time of day.   And do not let the container dry out.  I am intending to use the one plastic box in another method.  As my understanding is that it grows naturally beside slow running water that would indicate a lot of time out of the sun.  I do not really have the sort of garden that lends itself to this kind of situation.  Am I incorrectly over concerned about the amount and type of sunlight it will get?  Any other advice gatefully accepted.


Thanks

Primroses

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 15:39

Thanks very much - great advice.  I shall get shaking!  Cheers.

Primroses

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 12:35

Hi All


I have some primroses which have been flowering pretty well contiuously for 6 months but have finally given up the ghost.  Should I 'snap off' the spent stalks or just leave the plant to its own devices?


Thanks


Bob

Fressia Scent

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:30

Hi All


I planted some freesia corms last summer and not a single one came up.  I believe that may be because I was not patient enough.  However a few of them have now risen above the surface in the same containers (re-used for winter bulbs).  However they have no scent and they are the white ones.  I think there is a difference between 'garden freesias' and the ones available in florists.  Can anyone enlighten me about whether that last statement is rubbish and why there is no scent?


Thanks

Pruning Jasmine

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 08:49

THanks very much for your replies but I am still unsure whether I should be cutting back the old wood including the centre stem and say down to the ground?  Or just the 'branches'?  Thanks

Pruning Jasmine

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:41

Hi All


I was listening to GQT on radio 4 and Christine was saying that jasmine should be pruned now and that it should be taken back to a couple of buds of the main stem.  Then I have read that it should be cut down to the ground every year.  Any advice please?  I have included a couple of photos of mine, it is on a north facing wall and about 4/5 years old.  I live in Weymouth. Thanks


Bob

Daffodils under Gravel

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 15:33

Hi All


Isn't the weather good but I want some frost so that I can stop doing things in the garden!


I got 50 free daffodils with a plant order and am thinking of planting them under my gravelled beds.  There is a membrane that I put down but there are enough gaps around the shrubs that I have had in the ground for about 4 years.  The soil is predominantly clay and quite compacted.  Any experience of doing this or advice?


Cheers Bob

Chilean Potato Vine

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 16:17

Thanks very much Hortum.  I may just do both colours for the hell of it. 

Over wintering a new hydrangea & geranium in pots

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 13:28

I can only speak about the geraniums (mine are really pelargoniums).  I have left them as long as 4 or 5 weeks.  I am not an expert but I think it is the cold rather than the moistness of the growing medium that gets them.  And if I am right I think that is because they effectively become dormant as the temperature goes down and hence do not require as much nutrition.  I used to keep mine in the spare room but with the warmer winter temperatures the cold greenhouse works well and I can have many more in there.   Good luck.

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