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Virburnum opulus

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 22:08

How big are the plants? Wind shouldn't cause wilting uless the plant is drying out. I would be reluctant to cut back now but rather leave it to spring. It's been very dry where I am so I would keep up with the watering and see if it recovers.

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 22:02

Ok, I think we'll do a couple of forced ones to observe and keep in school and everyone can pot up a non forced one up in compost to take home and grow on at Christmas.

Last year we did an experiment of what happens when you plant a bulb upside down or on its side or right way up - it proved very popular with the children...so this year we'll do water and compost.

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 22:20

Thanks for the great link dovefromabove...I'll look at our budget!

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 17:15

Hi Kitekat, Do foxes not upturn your food station? I was thinking of making one but feel I woud need heavy slabs on top and something sturdy underneath to prevent them digging. 

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 15:40

Dovefromabove, I didn't realise this! I'll have to get forced bulbs then - any recommendations on where to purchase...or any good GC?

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 20:44

Thanks for your suggestions.

I'm now thinking some pasta sauce jars have small tops to them - they might do, and I agree that children can handle  delicate items if properly taught.

Plastic bottles are interesting - we made bird feeders with them last term - the severed neck could be placed upside down into the bottle base, giving the bulb a 'soft seat'....

Good tip about the charcoal in the water, wouldn't have thought of that - we must have some in school  I could acquire...

I'm using non forced bulbs picked up at Lidl today - they have some good bulbs in at a good price.

 

Thanks again

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 15:51

Hi all, I'd like my gardening club (primary school children) to grow hyacinths to take home at Christmas. I ideally would like to grow them in water so the children can see the roots. My problem is what kind of clear (everyday) container could I use to grow them in - I would need about a dozen  -  hyacinth vases that I have looked at seem rather expensive. Any ideas?

IS THIS A WEED

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:50

Yes, it will flower in late spring.Glad you perservered with the photo!

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:48

Hardy annuals don't do much over the winter - they get their roots down and put on some growth now and so have a head start on the same seeds being planted in the spring - so hopefully bigger plants which flower earlier...

IS THIS A WEED

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:24

Looks like young Forget-me-not foliage.

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