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sunflowers

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 16:06

Never been a problem in pots to start with.  Most of the children who grow them, especially in school projects, do start them off in pots, and watch them on the classroom windowsill as they begin - planting out later to grow tall.

Have fun. 

nipped off primrose's

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:41

OK, suspect probably small, grey and furry then, as far as the tulips and daffs are concerned.  Plenty sparrows, for which we are grateful, but I've watched the blue tits eating the purple petals - maybe they both do!

nipped off primrose's

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:30

Not the pheasant in our garden, but someone is taking the tops off daffs, and tulips - suspect the idiot pigeon but not seen it happening, only the results.  The blue tits adore purple primroses and eat the petals with great gusto here.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:26

bitterly cold again today so sadly beyond me - yesterday was good however, OH got the fruit cage almost straightened up after it's overhead of snow earlier in the year!!  Now upright enough to get inside - slightly odd shapes to the upright posts, but that doesn't matter.

Rogue Plants - Could you Help with their IDs Please?

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 16:27

strongly suspect that no. 1 is an allium, rather than a tulip, but either way, let it flower then move it if you like. 

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 16:25

..but not to start it off, it will indeed need JI3 in time, but if you buy a tiny plant, or sow some seed and get seedlings, you will need to grow it on into steadily increasing sized pots, with more nourishing compost,  as it grows.  I have grown one in a pot, but although it looked lovely for a couple of years, it was not really shown at its best - there are many other beautiful grasses that are better suited to life in a pot.  

Cerinthe Seeds

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:20

Never soaked either, never heated - just waited - they can take a bit of time but so well worth the wait.

whats best?

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:18

Oneofseven,  don't we all!  I think that no matter what size GH you have, very soon it becomes too small for all the things you want to do.  However, there is no room or flat ground to put a larger one here, so we will continue with what we have.  I have never put lily pots in the GH, I find that with all the various types I can have lilies pretty well all the good weather long.

Time to get out the tea strainer though, for catching the lily beetles - used this for years, stopping the darned things from dropping belly up on the ground and thus disappearing.

whats best?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 20:19

So have I, with a bit of vermiculite for drainage - never found they dislike lime.

What is my mystery bulb thats growing....

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 18:06

Indeed, tulip as seen, our specie ones are in flower, the rest are nice fat spikes like the picture - tho' a little taller.  The only other faint possibility is an allium, but I really do think tulip too.

 

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