Latest posts by chrissieB

Ideas for a primary school gardening club

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:51

Could you do some cuttings (choosing things easy to get results from) ? That way you would be generating some new p,ants for the school grounds or if they don't want you to expand the planting maybe for selling at school fetes.

Bulb starter worth it?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:47

That should say only time not inky :)

Bulb starter worth it?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:47

The inky time worth feeding is after they've flowered to help the bulb develop for the following year. As Nut says the flower uses the goodness in the bulb to grow and so feeding new bulbs is a waste to time and money.

Garden Rescue is back......

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:50

I hope it is a new series but the TV listings with today's paper show it as a repeat : (

Phlox ID

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:37

Thank you Chicky - I will have a look at these

RHS Level 2 Cert

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 22:47

do the course at a college at night or day classes if you can and you will enjoy leabring with fellow enthusiats. I did the course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only you can decide whether it is worth the cost, you could always do the course without bothering with the exams if you don't 'need' them for work or career.

Phlox ID

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:32

Hi Chicky, do you have any other varieties which also have the more dainty looking flowers like Danielle?

Are they any good?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:53

Thanks Plantpauper, will investigate augers x

Struggling Silver Birch

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:52

Hi Gemma

we have had very dry weather so maybe they were struggling and have dropped their leaves early to protect themselves. New trees need regular watering for the first season or two to help them get established.

Give them a good watering now and continue to do so if we have any prolonged dry periods Autumn/winter and I am sure they will be ok. 

Also are they planted in a lawn? developers seem to always do that. If so, I would remove the grass around the base of the trees so that they have a clear ring of about 1m diameter. This will reduce competition and help them get established. Putting a mulch on the cleared area will also help improve the soil and reduce moisture loss - give them a good water before applying the mulch.

good luck

Phlox ID

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:43

Hi Chicky, have just been looking at David and I think you might be right. I looked up White Admiral but think his flowers are bigger - although it's difficult to get a sense of size as nurseries always seem to concentrate on very close up photos of the flowers.

I will have a look at Danielle as well, am definitely been won over to Phlox if they look like the one I have. I am going to have a go at some root cuttings this winter but would like to know what he is in case I don't have any success at homegrown.

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