Cris Hills

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easy fill

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:02

The problem I have had with all hanging baskets is longevity, I tried wooden baskets and they rotted, the plastic ones went brittle after a couple of years, wire ones need new liners every year. I will be interested to see how you get on.


Posted: 25/04/2013 at 19:39

Bev thanks for the advice, just hoping.


Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:31

Thank you Verdun, have you ever found an everlasting with a fragrance?

Loz I would not plant out untill they are strong enough to cope with blackbirds digging up my garden and my plants, good luck.


Posted: 23/04/2013 at 18:57

Sorry I did not explain myself clearly, they grew quite happily but never flowered until the second year. I seem to have this problem quite a lot and wondered if it was common enough for someone to have a list. Sadly cold and wet summers I cannot control even in sunny Cornwall.

Stephen I hope that these are perennials

free plants

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:49

Hi Lynne

What size were they and are you growing them on somewhere warm. I often find that the plugs were smaller than I expected . If you can get them somewhere warm that will help but then you will have to harden them off.


Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:46

I wonder if someone could help me, I sowed my Everlasting sweetpeas 2 years ago and they only flowered in the second year, what did I do wrong?

Cannot propagate new guinea impatiens

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 15:15

Verdun hi to you, Cornwall is God's own county in my opinion and those of us lucky to live here should enjoy the opportunity to garden in a warmer manner.

I cannot remember having any problems with the New Guineas, I did not do anything different from taking normal cuttings. Maybe I had a particularly virulent parent plant?

Cannot propagate new guinea impatiens

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:39

I have found that they take quite easily, I just pop them in a jam jar of water and 3 weeks later I had a nice set of roots.


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:21

Border plants sound like perennials, they are often harder to germinate, are you expecting flowers this year?

Mina lobata

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:14

I have only managed to germinate 2 out of 5 seeds, is this normal?

Will I be able to collect seeds if it flowers?

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