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Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:33

Astrantia

 

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/2011/22ndMay2011010.jpg

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 08:08

me too

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 08:04

I have a load of pots to wash. Then will spend the rest of the day poking about the garden...cooing at emerging shoots and making plans....

Bee spotting

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 08:00

Is it the kind that is full of holes/bamboo canes? If it's for solitary bees (leaf cutter bees etc) and mason bees then I'd say to pop it in a south facing position about a metre above the ground. Somewhere quiet and not too shaded by plants.

If it's the bumble bee nest type (basically a box with a tube leading into it and nesting material inside) then they need to be buried in the soil, or placed in long grass, under a hedge somewhere quiet where it won't be disturbed.

 

 

Heathers

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 07:38

GREAN ? sorry.....I mean green....

Heathers

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 07:35

I bought some heathers in the Auntumn for making up pots for the autumn/winter along with a small purple leaved hebe and ivy. In the past I have oiked the heathers out and disposed of them in the spring...but when I chopped back the flowering spikes I found beautiful dark grean healthy foliage. Soooo...I'm not sure what to do. I hate disposing of healthy plants, and I don't want to empty the pots yet because I have some dwarf tulips in there yet to flower (Persian Pearl)

When I empty the containers the hebe, arboreal heather and ivy will be reused in the garden could I pop the heathers in a shady bed where I keep ferns? or would they be better in pots? would they need ericaceous compost? I have always just used them as temporary fillers but if I can keep them going maybe they will flower again this autumn.

 

Here are the pots when I first planted them up.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/2012/P1040684.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/2012/P1040687.jpg

 

Any advice would be welcome. Thank you

Hepaticas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:21

I was enchanted by them...don't really have anywhere to keep them tho.

Monty's Jewel Garden - what's that plant?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:37

Looks a bit like these...

http://www.kingsseedsdirect.com/dahlia-flowered-mixed/p1529

 

 

 

 

Bee spotting

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 19:59

aw....thank you X

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 19:57

Of course it works.....ahem....

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No blossom on my apple tree

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Heathers

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