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gladioli clumps

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:24

like the idea of digging up and replanting, don't think she would go for anything new! I would but its her garden.thanks for the advice!

gladioli clumps

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 15:16

hi guys

my friend has clumps -  and I mean clumps - of gladioli. they are at the front of her garden in 2 very small beds, but they are really clumped together, en masse.about 2ft x 4ft.

the leaves are a real feature, but this year the flowers have been a bit pathetic, straggley, and on one side, she hasn't had any. now how long they have been like that, whether or not she has ever lifted them, I don't know. I doubt it.

my problem is, do I advice her to;

take them all out, replanting the bulbs leaving more space.

take a few out at a time and plant out next year(tho she has no greenhouse/gararge etc)

or what?!

 any suggestions would be most welcome, as I cant find anything on the internet about clumping gladioli! and it would look very bare with nothing there..

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 15:59

I buy mine from the co -op and have tried to find out if they give a good price to the farmers for their milk. you'd think they would, but I cant get a straight answer from them.

I know waitrose and marks and spencer pay well, but they are miles away and I rarely visit them.

we did have a milkman, but he would deliver after we had gone to work, and the milk would sit there all day. and he would quite often get the order wrong, and the bill wrong.

I shall make the effort and go to morrisons, and can always freeze the milk, altho I don't have a big freezer so that's not idea.

would really like to know if the co - op does indeed pay a decent amount to the farmers.

Bye-bye bamboo

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:32

ah yes, me old bamboo... my brother in law gave me some and after a year or so I realised he did not like me.

hes had to have a digger get his out of his backgarden after complaints from the neighbours having had it break into their patio!

even monty put his in a steel container, and even then he said to keep an eye on it.

bamboo is for pandas in china. and they are becoming extinct. says something about it!

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:04

true lets hope he hasn't been put off the forum altogether !

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:13

the idea of wearing white gloves inside other ones is a good one, they can go straight into the washing machine and its these that will be smelly, I do this and you can get them cheap from places like wilko.

I buy packs of 2 or 3 gardening gloves when theyre on sale, and wash them till they fall apart,leave them on the radiator to dry even if its summer, mine dry.

don't loose heart mowerman! sometimes people can get a bit sarcastic wonder why they bother to comment if its going to be negative!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 17:54

I was going to plant my new purchases tomorrow but the weathers changed and its hot im thinking they will wilt.

privacy cover shrubs

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 17:26

ligustrum ovalifolium - its on sale at wyvale garden centres.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:51

just got back from garden centre!! spent a lot of time in the sale section of one, really wanted evergreens for my front garden, ooh what choice! I was very restrained tho. and actually looked at labels !!!!

didn't want a massive thug having got rid of 5 huge "dwarf" conifers that the previous ownder had put in...


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:39

me being excited! woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

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