Busy-Lizzie


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Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:52

They are spring flowering but have attractive leaves. Heucheras come in many colours and Brunnera comes in various frosted looks.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:49

I'm sorry, Dove. I'm sure the "lovely home" will look after her well. I went through it with my Mum, she didn't want to eat or drink anymore and died in her sleep in her "lovely home" with her brother holding her hand. She was 87. I was glad I'd gone to England to visit her that week.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:30

Looking good Nathalie. Leave the daffodils to die down for about 6 weeks, they will look a mess but they get their food from the dying leaves. If you cut them off too soon they won't flower next year.

In that shade bed you could plant Hostas, Pulmonaria, Brunnera, Aquilegia, Heuchera, Snowdrops. Have a look on Google or a garden centre that sells them.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:06


 

It was a lovely day today, 20° in the shade. I got hot in the sun. Here is a photo to show the sky.

 

Container rose for fence - north- shade. Alberic barbier or the pilgrim?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:01


 

I have "The Pilgrim" in a pot. It's lovely, but needs feeding and watering more often than it would if it were in the ground. This was it last year, but it's not quite out yet.

 

Sowing flower seeds for hanging baskets

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:53

Sow the Lobelia as soon as possible, it's a bit of a slow starter. Very fine seed so you will probably get more seedlings than you thought! Nasturtiums grow quite quickly when they've germinated. Put the nasturtiums in the middle and the lobelia around the edge. I've never sown Bidens, only bought it as plug plants.

Spinich

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:48

You can grow spinach in a container outside, but protect it from midday sun. Just sow the seeds into the compost and thin out when they grow to 6" apart. Don't let the container dry out. Add some organic fertiliser when they are growing as the compost will run out after a month.

Vipers Bugloss

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:34

I grew Blue Bedder a couple of years ago. Sowed them into small pots and planted them out keeping the compost and roots as intact as possible. They were lovely, very successful but didn't last into late summer like other bedding plants. Can't get the seeds here in France, I bought them in the UK. Vipers Bugloss grows wild here, very pretty.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:28

Have weeded, dug, raked and manured in veg garden. Planted out 58 baby broad bean plants. Re-potted golden philadelphus into big pot, probably it's last time, won't be able to lift it again, it was heavy.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:25

Just had a shower, got really hot in veg garden, it was 20° in the shade. Have weeded, spread manure, dug, raked and planted out my baby broad bean plants x 58. The re-potted my golden Philadelphus which was in a pot. Rather heavy, now in a bigger pot.

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