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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

Pesky ants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 19:45

Many thanks I will continue to try the hose pipe ( Neighbours will think I'm stupid watering in the pouring rain !!! ) Can Not drop pot in to larger pot full of water the tree sits in an half oak barrel.

Pesky ants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:28

How do I shift ants from young apple tree on my patio ?? I gather they are farming Aphids & I have tried washing off with hose pipe but without success !!! Any ideas ???

Young apple tree covered in ants/aphids

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:16

How do I shift ants from young apple tree ?? I am told they are farming Aphids and I have tried washing off with hose pipe is there an easier way

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