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I Can't Get the Hang of Containers

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 10:35

How big are your pots and what sort of plants in them? When I plant roses, shrubs and perennials I use big pots to start with and half fill them with garden soil mixed with manure and compost, then I fill with bought compost, as it keeps the weeds down. They need feeding much more often than plants in the ground and regular watering, not just a sprinkle.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 09:44

Morning all. Light snow here, very cloudy, no sun forecast. -3°

I give my horses up to 3 apples each. Carrots are better. They had carrots this morning with their horse nuts. There was bickering, they are like spoilt children with a bag of sweets! What they must not have is soggy, sliced white bread.

Lesley, your dieting must be going better than mine. There are no chocolates left in this house, I ate them all!

 

plants for hanging baskets & containers

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 22:29

It's still too early to sow most seeds. What sort of plants did you want to grow?

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Posted: 05/02/2015 at 22:21

Good luck Bekkie, but probably too late by now!

RBeak it's called hibernation

Pony looks healthy enough, but they are herd animals and can get very lonely on their own.

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Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:49

I'm half frozen to death twice a day up a windswept field, feeding horses! Never got above freezing today and a strong north wind.

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Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:47

Punkdoc, I sent you a PM. Telling you in case you don't get notifications. I don't anymore.

Edd - up a mountain?

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Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:29

That happened to me once too. What a mess! But I don't start using the GH until March. OH gave me a little electric heater.

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:27

Thank you, nutcutlet, forgot about the seed bank at Kew. But they dry the seeds well. That GC is my main source of seeds here in France.

Rhododendrons

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 13:15

Rhododendrons like dappled shade, but this article from the RHS says that dwarf alpine ones will grow in sun if kept moist. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=529

Could you grow a different shrub? Lonicera nitida can replace box for hedging. Or another evergreen like Choisya? Sundance and Aztec Pearl are smaller than the usual one. Or there is a small variety of Photinia Red Robin called "Little Red Robin".

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 13:05

I post on 2 gardening forums, not a secret, and I sometimes look at others, including a French one. But my French spelling is so appalling I never write on it! I wonder if the other one I post on is the one KEF and Lily lurk on? Happy to have friendly lurkers, join in if you like. Does this forum have a place where it tells you if there are anonymous people looking in? I expect it's to big for that. Gardening forums are great for people like me in a foreign country, feel less isolated. I have some French friends, of course, but they aren't interested in gardening.

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