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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 23:25

Pinkie - glad to see you are up and running - welcome to the clan.

Lizzie - roots wrapped in kitchen towel - dawn expedition to GH planned!

Tracey - think i have the same geranium offer as you, but mine arrived last weekend - they are hardy ones so should be fine potted up in a sheltered space - mine are throwing up leaves already.

panda - just had a good look at your new hellebore - stunning.  I have purple hellebore envy big time


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 22:09

Wow Panda - what a wonderful thankyou present - and you will think of Ma Panda every time it blooms

i was expecting my irises to be corms, but they are actually small rhizomes i think:

 I will go and loosely pot them up tomorrow before work - and then sort them properly at the weekend.  Thanks for all the suggestions. They are ultimately destined for a damp patch at the edge of the stumpery (pics a few weeks back) - hope they will be happy there.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:20

Any postcards for me.  Or do i have to make a decision for myself


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:04

I got home to find 3 bare root irises on the doorstep - do i go over to the GH at 6.30 tomorrow morning to sort them out (in pink fluffy dressing gown) , or can i keep them ticking over til the weekend ??

Answers on a postcard please ....(but not about the dressing gown - thats a non-negotiable)

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:40
I thought the tulip might be angelique too - but mine are one of the later tulips to flower - was this a picture from last year?

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:34


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:49
Sowed seeds yesterday, and am now on daily germination watch. Think i might be in the early stages of this affliction. Many squeals when green shoots appear, plus have to drag all other family members against their will to have a look ..... Yet to elicit any squeals from them - heartless souls

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:34
We get loads in the house too - they like to overwinter in the cracks between the windows and their frames. I content myself with the fact they will be aphid munching soon - and at least they don't make cobwebs !!


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 15:08
Woody - not a techie, but i had your problem when i first used an iPhone. Try opening the page in safari rather than google - that worked for me and i could then log in no problem. Once you get them working iThings are fantastic !!!


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:26
Train now pulling into Waterloo - watch out world- here i come !!
Later peeps

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