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Photographing the tulips

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 08:22

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 I plant my tulips using the lasagne method. There are hyacinths and crocuses mixed in too. These have been appreciated more this year as my wife was seriously ill and every time she looked out of the kitchen window it cheered her up.

I place tender perennials and annuals in the pots afterwards. November is busy but it is worth it.

Mystery plant

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 15:51

I think it might be a campanula.

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 Excuse the tulip and muscari,but I think the shape is similar. Mine was in flower in January and maybe soon by the looks of it!

Only when it flowers will we have closure.

is spring the best season?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:03

Is spring the most enjoyable season in the garden for colour and jobs?

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Best butterfly plants

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:34

Erysium Bowles mauve.a small shrub that flowers all year! This plant next to verbena bonariensis and buddleia proved very successful last year for me.

Honeysuckle from Morissons

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 01:20

I forgot to say keep it sheltered at night in the big pot whilst it grows.

Honeysuckle from Morissons

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 00:37

I have bought two honeysuckles and about 5 clematis from Morrison's. I imagine that they will be ok outside. Mine have been in for weeks but if you are worried pot it into a larger pot then plant out in late May. But for two quid I suppose you could risk it.

plant swap

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:25

Seeing as it is the time for lifting,dividing,propagating and sowing this seems an ideal time to see if anybody wants to swap plants.

I live near chester in the north west, if anybody is interested post below,let's see if we can match anyone up.

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:05

Don't worry lavande(r) it isn't knotweed I am interested in.

I think I will take your advice gingly,let them get bigger with more established roots and whilst it's warm take some cuttings.

I have done this in winter with sea holly and acanthus with limited success. The warmth might help?

I will try that link later Dave when the kids are in bed. Got to plant some asters that I pinched from the in-laws before they dry out 

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:08

I have a few you young plants in 2 litre pots. When should I take cuttings? Autumn,whilst it is warm or when it's dormant(if we have a winter this year!)?

what are you propagating?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:18

I would like to propagate my new Japanese anemones from root cuttings,is it best in spring with an established plant,or should I wait til late summer/autumn?

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