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Too Many Hyacinths In A Bowl

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 20:08

I think the former seeing that the granddaughter had helped & she had expected to give out for presents.

Last years was a huge success but we got carried way this autumn try to improve on the previous display.

Too Many Hyacinths In A Bowl

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 19:35

I have put to many Hyacinth bulbs in a bowl for Xmas display. Removed this evening from their dark place under the stairs to find the roots have pushed several bulbs out of the compost.!!!!!!!

HELP, Do you think I could CAREFULLY knock the bulbs & roots out and replant in bigger pot/bowl ????


Onward & Upward

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:21

Many thanx

You all make it sound so simple !!!!!! Honey suckle could be the thing I know they smell well cheers

Onward & Upward

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:46

Hedge is at present 4yrds long (12ft ) was twice that long when we first moved in but keeping it under control was an hassle & time consuming. So I dug up the tree's & roots of the rest last september but kept some to encourage birds ect ect. I guess it's about 15ft tall with neighbours behind it.

I quite fancy the thought of some thing pretty with aroma growing between the connecting tree's. We have Snow drops / Blue/White bells / Nacissus planted under the hedge is is obviously a pleasure to see in the spring

Onward & Upward

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 13:48

What is there I can plant on poor soil that will climb & spread its self around a small conifer hedge

How much is too much ??

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 10:13

The previous life/usage of the large oak barrel was in the LIQUOR industry which would have been wine or spirits & I believe they are used for several years before being recycled & released to the vast public for various usages. So there was an underlined smell from the inners of the barrel.

The top / lid was removes & it just rests on top of the barrel to stop objects falling in but it is Not an air tight seal in any means.

I have seen loads knocking about & being used in the exact same way as we use ours blending in to the environment rather better than the usual Blue / Green Plastic type. But I had Not expected the Sour water smell.

How much is too much ??

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:24

I have read or been told that by placing charcoal in your waterbutt STOPS the water from going off/smelling ??? In previous years I have owned & used a plastic butt without problems but this year I invested in an old wooded barrel to turn it into more of a garden feature.

But the smell even with several lumps of charcoal in the barrel is very egg like/soar. Do I just keep adding charcoal until I have rectified the odour ????

Seems a shame

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 15:42

I wintered the Lillies in their pots last winter keeping them in a sheltered part of the garden. I had great hopes for them this season when they appeared to be growing well but none of them flowered before the leaves started to turn brown and die off. I had been feeding them with Tomato feed since early spring weekly

It's all down to space we do not have enough room to keep baskets/containers hanging around & there's the added risk of rodents taking a shine to the bulbs like they did with the previous years crocuses which failed to grow this spring

I had thought about taking the bulbs out and planting on several verges/roadsides & leaving them to fend for themselves

Seems a shame

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 12:36

We had hoped for simular results year on year until we viewed Monty Don the other weekend saying throw away because results never the same. I think if I could leave them in soil & forget about them but seeing that I will have to remove/dry/store/replant

Seems a shame

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:31

We have a small garden that was put down to mostly hard standing by previous occupants so we grow flowers in hanging baskets & containers. Alas space is at a premium through out the year. We have received several free bulbs of Lillys & Tulips when ordering items via mail order to which the weather was not kind.

Is it correct that we should just disguard these bulbs because they will never produce the show expected in their first years again

Seems a shame

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Too Many Hyacinths In A Bowl

Too many bulbs/pot too small 
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Onward & Upward

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How much is too much ??

Charcoal in water butts 
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Seems a shame

Throw away bulbs 
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Young apple tree covered in ants/aphids

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