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Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:58

Okay....I'll just do the indoor ones, if that's alright.

Be sure to buy 'prepared' bulbs for indoor growing. These are a tad more expensive as they have been kept in cold storage over the summer...when they are planted in the autumn, their body clocks tell them it's spring - hence prepared.

You will ask at some stage, 'can I plant them in the garden after they have finished flowering indoors'..truth is, it takes  another year for their clocks to be put right.

Hope that makes sense.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:47

Sometime over the weekend or early next week then, OL

Thanks....pots were quite nice (well they were a prezzie) and made from real wood. Having said that they were quite inexpensive...from Home Bargains, a local cheapo outlet.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:38

OL, I did step-by-step of this for the BBC boards a few years ago, I could do the same again here if it wasn't boring peeps.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:13
staffsmags wrote (see)

I like to get my indoor ones planted at end August to get them into flower for Christmas.   I love the perfume of them, too.

I wonder when others get them started?   Mags

 

I plant mine mid-Sept/early-Oct....... getting the timing right is important to having them in flower for the big day.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:43

I'll be watching 'Match of the day at 50' on BBC1 at 10.35 tonight.....I was just a snip of lad of 40 when it started!

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:29

Good luck with them, OL.....the timing of the Christmas sorts is rather important.

Bricks for lawn edging

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:26

Sorry  thort he was laying bricks....note to oneself, don't skim read.

Bricks for lawn edging

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:56

Hi, Steve...I would suggest that be sure your bricks are not porous, otherwise they will crumble with frost.

The mortar mix will be 4 parts sand to 1 part cement.....adding a few drops (no more) of washing-up liquid will give the mixture elasticity and thereby be easier to spread.

PS. tell the builder's merchant that you need the sand for brick laying, as there are several different types for specific uses.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:37

Bank holiday Mon next (25th Aug) Man C v Liverpool....think we're going to need some good luck. I rather expect Man C to be champions again this season.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:25
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/001_zps6fdd2fa7.jpg

 

Yes, I agree, buy prepared bulbs for indoor displays...especially Christmas.

I usually do them for friends xmas presents - as above.

 

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