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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:19

Can anyone tell me whether planting spring tulips and daffodils around my strawberry bed would be a bad idea? I'm just thinking it would be a nice to get a bit of colour and height in what will otherwise be a bare area.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:11

Hmm. I'm all for supporting my local independent garden centres but the trouble is by the time I've driven to one I'm then "local" to another one which puts me then "not that far away from" another one...

Four independent garden centres later I didn't find any garlic that I wanted but I did end up with:

2 x wild chamomile plants

100 x electric onion sets (grew these last year and they were so tasty!)

5 x abu hassan tulip bulbs

5 x negrita tulip bulbs

5 x johann strauss tulip bulbs

500g mixed daffodil bulbs (75 pence worth)

20 x misc allium bulbs

100 x blue shade spring plants

I only set out for 3 garlic bulbs...

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:17

Thanks KEF! I think perhaps I've my garlic and onion muddled up so I'll have a rethink. 

Right. Best get the wellies out!

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 07:48

I'm (if I can buy some) hoping to plant my garlic today. I'm sure I read strawberries and garlic grow well together.  Can anyone confirm this before I get my spade out?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 07:45

Ssshhhhh no one say anything but I appear to have a day off and it's not raining!

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 07:32

Aaaaaagggggghhhhh!

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Posted: 10/10/2014 at 07:20

Interesting idea AWB. We had a tradition that when you turned 16 a friend gave you a plant - "congratulations you're now of age. But before you let anyone near your panties remember that with fun comes responsibility. If you can't keep this plant alive don't think you can cope with bringing up a baby!!" My aloe vera plant eventually went to live with my godmother as I wasn't sure it would survive the move to Yorkshire. I'm curious if anyone of the others survived! 

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Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:59

KEF I may as well have swam home. Not a problem for the truck but I am a little worried for my partner who has gone out to see a friend. At least they've a spare bed!

Now I just need to muster up some energy to grt some jobs done.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:24

There are levels of moist that are no fun for anyone.

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Posted: 08/10/2014 at 07:38

Am I going to be the first to admit this new weather front is playing havoc with my joints? I'm only 29 but am creaking and wincing like anything at the moment. 

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