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reusing old conifer stumps

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:37

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I fastened a basket onto a conifer stump we cut down several years ago. I fill it with plants every year, looks good. We cut a conifer down last year and wedged a hanging basket between the stumps as these were not as thick. Just an idea if you don't want to dig them out.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:58

Thank you. We have been pleased with them this year.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:46

Thank you for your lovely comments. It doesn't feel like hard work as we enjoy doing it so much. My husband loves growing begonias, the greenhouse is full of them. The plants outside we laughingly call "rejects" basically they are cutting which he has taken and doesn't have room for inside. Now I have leant how to upload photos I will add a few more. The first 2 are inside the greenhouse the third one is the view from the conservatory. All 3 were taken 2 to 3 weeks ago. The lilies,astilbies and alchemila have finished but the begonias seem to outast everything else.

 

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 11:31

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 More begonias this time in the ground

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 11:23

Photo taken a couple of weeks ago so lillies have now almost finished but the begonias still look the same. I have moved the brush & bucket since! Hope this photo works I haven't done this before.

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Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 08:40

Covering them with glass is not  possible but I could try fleece. When these plants were smaller I did overwinter some of them in pots in the greenhouse but sadly lost a lot of them, the ones outside did better.  I successfully managed to grow some from seed though and these have done well. Just looking forward to more flowers hopefully next year.

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:21

Thanks for all your replies and suggestions. Ironically the few flowers that did grow this summer were in a clump right next to the wall in full sun! The clump in damper ground nearer the pond has grown lush with numerous massive leaves but no flowers. Hoping for better luck next year. Doubtless they will flower if they want to!

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 13:12

Most of my arums are planted close to walls but the soil is quite heavy and usually naturally very damp being in this part of Lancashire however I did water them a lot this year when the temperatures were very hot during July. I have one clump located next to my pond and two more in pots but they didn't flower although they are younger plants.

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:12

Thanks for that. Very reassuring to know it is not just my plants which have not flowered as good as usual this year. I hope they do better next year. Always concerned I might lose them over winter being in the north of England so I do protect them using spent compost from the hanging baskets but will try not to give them as much "tending" next year.

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 08:18

Thanks for your reply. It was a long cold spring and the arums were possibly a bit later than normal this year so that could be the case.  At least I did not lose them.  I will try not feeding them next year to see if it makes any difference. I probably do over tend them as they are one of the plants in my garden which I would hate to lose. Did yours flower well this year?

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