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Latest posts by Bookertoo

unidentified bulb

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:52

We have had tall chives where the bed got rather overshadowed.  Either way, I agree that this is surely an allium of some sort, whether edible or ornamental will need to be seen - the drumstick types may be around that size now? 

Compatable greenhouse plants

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:47

I don't know about harming each other, but they do need differing growing conditions.  Many people reckon they are very hard to grow together.  I'm not sure about that, I just think all cucumber plants hate me!

Help

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:17

Yes, it can be amazing the prices some places charge for plants - they always seem to be the ones that have the better non plant facilites too!  One not  a great distance from us charges £9.99 for the so called 'black grass' which I give away in clumps as it roots so easily - maybe I should open a stall at the door!

clematis

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:13

Very greedy plants are clematis, ground or pot grown - we have both, I use clematis food, lquid seaweed feed and the usual pelleted chicken manure than all the garden gets around now. If it has rained a huge amount and washed many nutrients out of pots I will offer a fresh feed when (if) it dries up again.  Last year was a difficulty for many potted plants as nutrients got washed out almost as soon as put in - not just for clematis either.  

Help

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 22:55

Wot  - no plants? Go back at once ................

help with cerinthe

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:33

Hear hear - but if you were a bee would you come out int he current hail?

How late is this 'spring'?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:32

Wow, yours are bigger than mine ..........

How late is this 'spring'?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 17:54

Oh do you have triffidia tripodmarsis too? 

Starting seeds

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 17:51

You could also invest in a solar heater - or a gas one, but the reality is tou don't need it.  Just keeping the frost and wind off the seed trays will be a huge help, use a cover in there and they will romp away.  Horticulatural fleece is very useful - or old net curtains if you have some. 

No such thing as a silly question, all are interesting and useful to someone. 

What To Train Up Obelisk ?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 17:48

A small climbing or rambling rose, honeysuckle, canary creeper (annual and yellow but still...), lobata, sweet peas, runner beans - not a joke, they are very pretty in flower, were introduced as a flowering plant - then you get good grub afterwards. 

Discussions started by Bookertoo

watch out, watch out ……..

…… lily beetle about 
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Odd corrections?

Use of the English language! 
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Happy seasons greetings to all

Be joyful 
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squirrels and their cleverness

the unending bane of my life 
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Solomon's seal

Where and how? 
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For whom do we garden .............

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frosted lilies

any advice? 
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out of season plants

why are these wanted? 
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bird feeders

caged fat ball feeder 
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Hazel nut queries

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Flippin' pigeons

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