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How much is too much?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:00

Thank you

I did notice this afternoon that the buds were appearing at the edges where the mulch is thinner. So here's hoping. I just have to keep an eye on it at regular intervals.

Many thanks for your advice

How much is too much?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:39

Thanks for the replies so far.

Somewhat encouraging that I might not have to scrape away some of the mulch. Your input is appreciated.

How much is too much?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:18

Hi all.

How much is too much? Mulch that is.

I have an area under a tree that has quite a few bulbs growing under and some 'wild Geranium'.  Well I don't really know if its wild or not and I don't know what variety it is. It came with the house.

As the bulbs were shallow planted I thought I would give them a little more depth by mulching to keep the soil more moist. I did this with a mixture of well rotted horse manure, some compost and some bark chippings to a depth of about 2 inches at the deepest point.

The question is, will the geranium push through the mulch ok or have I just suppressed them? They are/were well established plants of about 10 years.

Thanks for the comments

Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 10:05

Thanks to you both.

As well as moving the pots to shade as above I will also chill some seeds before planting and if unsuccessful I can pot them in the greenhouse at the beginning of the year for spring growing.

Thanks for all the help.

PS. I might even change my name to 'Almost Disponded'.

Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:40

Thanks for your replies

bekkie hughes. I shall evict them from the propagator immediately, and then follow your advice and put the pots somewhere shady.

Thanks for the link fidgetbones. I shall read it tomorrow.

Pete8. It's new varieties I'm trying to grow so I unfortunately I cant collect seedlings from the border. I have had two other varieties for a couple of years now and I liked them so much I thought I would try and grow some more different ones.

I could go out and buy some plants but I enjoy growing my own from seed. It's so much more satisfying watching them grow.

Thank you for your help.

Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 20:23

Hi all

It's just as the title says. I'm trying to grow aquilegia from seed but I don't seem to be having any luck.

I have sown the seed in three inch pots and placed in a heated propagator in a bright spot out of direct sunlight and kept moist. Some of the seed germinated and some didn't. The one's that have, seem to grow to about an inch tall and then before developing their true leaves they wither and die. With the exception of the variety Tequila Sunrise which have grown and now formed their true leaves.

I've been at this for a few months now and everything else seems to grow ok in the propagator except for the aquilegias.

The varieties are William Guiness, Pink and White, Yellow Queen.

All advice gratefully recieved

Many thanks...

Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:33

Thanks obelixx

I will pot them up then when they are full rooted and nurse them along this year for planting out next year.

I am well chuffed they all survived. Another first, after successfully scaling lilly bulbs over the winter and having them now growing in pots.

Every day is a school day...

Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:37


Well I now have 7 happy plants in pots and there are signs of roots, at the holes on the bottom of the pots, on 2 of them.

What should I do with them now this year?

Should I leave them in the pots to fully root in the greenhouse and grow bigger?

Or should I be doing something else with them this year?



Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:08

Thanks Bilje

I took my cuttings this evening and potted them up in 3" pots with plastic bags over the top. I will see how it goes and maybe I will have 6 new plants growing happily soon.


Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 18:13

Thanks Obelixx

I figured I should leave the single shoot ones to grow on but I just wanted another opinion. I just haven't taken Dahlia cuttings before and am a bit cautious this being the first time.


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