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How do i plant Morning Glory

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 17:28

One other thing that ipomea dislikes is root disturbance.  I have taken to sowing them later in the year,  in situ,  and get much better results than when I grew them in a propagator and moved them outside afterwards. 

Gorgeous aren't they?

old magazines

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 17:27

If those of you who have more magazines about gardening than you know what to do with - and most of us probably do - offer them to your local hospice.  Ours were delighted to get back issues of most of the gardening magazines as a change from the usual womens magazines, and many of the people there are gardeners, or have been, and enjoy the magazines while being treated. 

sycamore seeds

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 17:24

Good eyes, and a strong wrist is the only answer.  They are sneaky little devils, and sometimes you don't find them behind a shrub or something until they are in their second or even third year, then they are difficult to get out.  I just keep pulling as many as I can find, and cutting the rest down to the roots  on the grounds that nothing likes getting its head chopped off regularly.  We have a very large and lovely red sycamore in the corner of the garden, which I would love more dearly if it wasn't bent on world domination each year. 

Why Miss Bateman?

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 17:18

I love Miss Bateman, but my goodness she is a temperamental lady indeed!! I had her in a large pot until the snails came and licked her bark off and she died - no joke, apparently snails (and probably slugs too) have masses of little hooks on their tongues and when they find a plant they like - which seems to be most of them, but some more than others, like Miss Bateman - they just lick until there is no more bark.  s with any plant, once the bark is 'ringed' the plant dies.   I have considred trying again with copper tape around the pot, as I do for my hosta collection but haven't quite decided if I am going to do that for her yet. 

Fritillaria meleagris

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 12:20

Usually these are bought in Autumn as dry bulbs in the garden centre or on-line, not very expensive.  They will gently spread themselves around the garden, with a little help from mice and birds.  Have never seen them offered 'in the green' in quantity, although indeed small numbers can be bought now in flower and planted out - seems rather an expensive way to get them though from the prices I have seen around. 

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 12:16

Some time ago it was suggested to me, and approved of by the RSPB who should know a thing or two about birds, that microwaving the bird seed for a couple of minutes on high power, then allowing it to cool it before it goes into the feeder, stops the seed germinationg.  it does work.  It seems that it makes no difference to the nutritional value for the birds.  

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 11:51

Hello folks, I've managed to get here too.  So glad to see so many of the great and good from the earlier site.  So far this strange place seems OK, but much to find out yet.

Greetings to you all.  Bookertoo

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