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Colour. In garden

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:10

in my borders, ive gaillardias, heleniums, rudbeckia goldstrum, rudbeckia marmalade, callendula, phlox, verbena bonariensis, lithrum,sweet williams, cosmos, coreopsis, primroses ,japanese anenome,globe thistle and quite a few more, but im proud to say ive grown them all, took some doing trying to have colour in garden all year round, i dont have many bulbs in garden apart from alliums, big globe purple colouring which flowers june right next to my delphinium and campanula, ive tried one end of garden all yellow then blending oranges rushick browns then reds, pinks,blues and purples

Talkback: How to ripen tomatoes on the vine

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:02

i brought mine in the conservatory ripened quicker


Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:00

i agree,many times ive divided crocosmia,


Allium bulbs

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 19:03

yet i have had a better year with all my alliums, big globes purple and the smaller ones cant remember all the names, and frittilia, even customers have remarked how theirs have come on too, all this rain? but the rest of my garden needs some sun.


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 18:11

ive done that before,

White moss/fur on newly germinating seeds

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 18:08

its been kind of damp so dont water too much, i use vermiculite with my compost, after sprinkling a layer of compost on seed i use perlite.

What compost?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 18:04

if im seeding i use miracle grow as a base then sprinkle seeds and layer with john innes no 1, its a finer compost, ive used levington but some are heavy.


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:56

With the weather like it has been id wait till end of may, even young perenials can die off, ive grown some last year and ive got them on my staging outside greenhouse, some dont look as if they will come back but patience, i never give up. customers ask for hanging baskets to be done now but i tell them not till after frost.

Leylandi problems

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 19:16

we cut quite a few connifer hedges, and new customers weve bin to have noticed theirs are brown, few year ago we heard of a disease within laylandii@conifer,  so that could be the cause aphid?


Posted: 07/03/2012 at 19:00

i lost mine last year due to -conditions, i repotted, put bark round, even put fleece round to keep warm, but nothing happened. love to know what other views are.

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