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dafodil leaves

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:23

The knack of hiding dying daffs is to plant a perennials which flowers around now above them. Plenty do flower late april/early may.

Stocks

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:57

I don't think you do with stocks, I never have anyway and they flower well.

Oriental Poppies

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:48

The soil may be a bit rich for them, they like moist but well drained conditions in sun so mulching the crown isn't a good idea ighten. A move may well be the best answer, more drainage, a little less fertility as well.

compost

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 17:27

Rabbits don't digest food readily so the fresh pellets contain a lot of the food they are fed, good from wild rabbits, but not as good from captive as captive pets are often fed pelleted food containing all sorts. If the pellets have been eaten twice then that stuff is good compost material, however its hard to tell the difference. I'd be interested in your results, so let us know how you get on with it.

......the good guys

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:28

Chris, I cannot believe you paid £17.99 for that. That is daylight robbery in my opinion. I really don't think that will make it sorry to say. My village store is selling some stunning azalea's for £8 each.

I am losing faith in T&M as well. Having taken advantage of some of their postage only freebies in GW, some of them have rotted off despite being in a cold frame, and others even with much tlc have failed to thrive.

I am sorry to say I have lost confidence in the GW offers from T&M, who seem just as unconcerned with the quality they are providing, even when they are getting rid of stock.

When to plant out Brassicas

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:16

Opinions differ orchid, but I leave it till mid to late May before putting any out. Some I sow direct outside and let them get on with it, I only fleece if frost is forecast. Just give them a chance to harden off first.

Plant ID and weed help?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:02

There are a few varieties of white, but I'm sure they're just the plain white ones, no special name, and shears are the ideal tool.

What can I do with my spring flowering bulbs?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 22:12

I have a trench on my allotment set aside for container bulbs. I take them out carefully leaving the root structure as intact as possible and lay them in the trench, add some BFB cover them and water copiously for a week. When they die back I lift and store them. I lose some but not many. Others I pop into spaces in the garden to flower next year. It works for me, but others will have different views.

Small ponds

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:23

Frogs usually spawn about February so i'ts late in the year for spawn now. Toads spawn in March, but as Jean has said, they will find a pond, just be patient. A log pile would help, the female frogs bury themselves in my log pile to over winter, the males hibernate in water for winter.

The RSPCA website has more information on attracting wildlife into the garden, including frogs, there some lovely tips there.

mystery plant

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 15:48

Belladonna? Deadly nightshade?

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