Christine 28


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hydrangea flowers

Posted: Today at 09:37

Thanks again. Plan is to plant in the ground eventually when it gets too big for the pot it is in. Hopefully I can leave it in the one it is in now for another season but will check. Will also take cuttings in the hope that when it outgrows the pot I will have another plant to put in its place in the pot.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: Today at 08:25

Thank you for this advice. I will move the pot to a less obvious position and leave it alone.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: Yesterday at 18:50

Thank you I will do that.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: Yesterday at 18:37

Earlier this year I purchased a beautiful, white, lace cap hydrangea plant which I have planted in a pot which now sits on the patio. The flowers have almost finished flowering, do I cut them off or leave them and move the whole pot somewhere out of sight?

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:53

Happy to report 2015 has been a wonderful year for my arum lilies. Nearly all the plants have flowered well. Following advice given on here I haven't over tended them, just the occasional watering and a couple of seaweed feeds early in the season. At their peak I think I had in excess of 90 flowers. (not quite up to goldfishman  level but plants are much younger!) The largest plant has sent 4 new very large flowers up this week, I intend to cut them tomorrow to bring inside in a vase.

 

 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:39

That's lovely. Strange how it is going pink. I have 2 originally identical hydrangeas in the same border approx. 6ft apart, both were blue ones, one has remained blue the other has turned a gorgeous strong pink, obviously something in the soil. 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:02

Thanks to all for your very helpful advice. The hydrangea is not a named one, it was half price on the clearance bench at Homebase, couldn't resist buying it! For now I plan to leave it in a pot on the patio. When /  if it gets too big I will plant it in the ground.

I will let you know if it remains white next summer. Managed to get 8 cuttings off it, usually get a good success rate with Hydrangeas hope these take!

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:21

Yesterday I bought a Hydrangea Macrophylla with white flowers. I have taken a few cuttings from it before planting the plant in a tub to sit on the patio. Will the flowers be white next year? I have blue and pink hydrangeas planted in the soil and am aware the colour of the flowers is determined to some extent by the type of soil. I would like these to remain white. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

Foxgloves and lupins

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 19:47

Thank you for all your kind comments. Don't know if it makes any difference but the tutti fruitti seed was from the Alan Titchmarsh collection.

Foxgloves and lupins

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 18:50


 


 

Took these photos this morning then noticed this post! My first attempt at growing lupins. The seed came free with the Daily Telegraph newspaper the variety is called tutti fruitti. Sowed the seed indoors last year then planted the seedlings in this patch of wasteland alongside the garage drive last Autumn. Had more or less forgotten about them. Haven't done anything with them, they have done this on their own! I am amazed and delighted. Also grew some foxgloves from more free seed from Daily Telegraph, these are growing well too with lots of flower spikes, will take a photo of these and post it when they open up a bit more.

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