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Kniphofia not flowering......... :-(

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:33

Jo - i've waited 3 years for flowers, but have more than one spike per plant this year.  Don't know about moving though.  My crocosmias have all flowered in their first year.

i'm not a great mover of plants (too timid) but others on here do it all the time, so I must get braver....nothing ventured, as they say


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:27

Hoping so Fidget  Pleased to say that was the only damage I could see though - lots more that could have been mullered seems to have survived.  And I get cut flowers for the table  ......did I ever mention my annoying Pollyanna tendencies


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:20

Well done Winter

Just got home to survey the damage .....tis an ill wind etc etc



Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:38

Mmmmmm Can I have some brain food too please


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:23

Morning Winter - good luck with the theory test.  Morning Dove - we're stll here, but its a bit blowy  So far there are no trees down that I can see (not going out to investigate......this is not the sort of morning for a dressing gown wander) and my alliums still seem to be standing to attention

Hope poorly peeps make speedy recoveries.


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 22:51
Jo47 wrote (see)

I've only just found out how to get to the end of a thread without going thro' every post 

Welcome Jo47 - and well done on your new found skill.  Would take a long time to get to the end of this thread post by post....we've done a lot of talking on here

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:27

Your garden is beautiful David


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:25

Morning everyone

Feeling very pleased that I got all my pots planted up yesterday, despite the weather.  I eventually got out there, with my Grandma's words ringing in my ears ("your skin doesn't leak, does it?"), and it ended up being quite a nice afternoon.  So I emptied my coldframe (only to fill it again very quickly), and now have a courtyard full of petunias, marguerites, salvias, lobelia and isotoma (plus an experimental nemesia, diascia and something else with purple bell flowers, to see whether the deer go for them).  So summer, and the nightly watering routine, has now officially arrived.  You heard it hear first.

Happy hols to Lizzie and Liri


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 12:50

 Just checked the forecast, and better check my stakes when I finally get out there....seems we have gales on the way


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 12:47

Keep waiting for the rain to tail off as promised ....still waiting.  Have sewn a patch on my gardening gear, tidied all the propagators away for next year, and might have to resort to sitting down with a cuppa and a GW magazine ......can't remember the last time that happened in daylight hours.  Come on sunshine, I've got pots to plant up

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