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Latest posts by donutsmrs

Alstroemeria

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 18:14

Hi sunnylou

I am growing these beautiful plants. I brought two quite large pots of these back from Holland in April, they are now in the garden and growing well. I have also got two pots with some Alstromerias in that I have had for a few years, and they flower their socks off every year and I even had flowers on Christmas day. I didn't put them in greenhouse for the winter (I am on the south coast), they stayed outside close to the house wall. As you are in Yorkshire, I think I would keep them in pots to bring in over winter. If you want them in your flower beds maybe you could plunge the pot into the ground then lift them to bring into the greenhouse in the winter. These are one of my favourite plants and I wouldn't mind if my garden was full of them, they are just so lovely and flower for such a long time. Good luck with yours. 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 20:32

Ok I admit it, I'm just a southern softie.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 20:12

I know Fairygirl, brave or what?

lidl

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 18:33

I have bought a few plants from Lidl and they have all been really good. Purchased some fucshias last year and they have all made it through the winter and looking good. I've got some Heuchera that I got about 3 years ago and they have grown very well. Lidl plants, great value for money.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 18:29

At last the sun has shown its face and I have been in the garden most of the day. Planted some sweet william and cosmos out into the garden and some pot marigold. I've potted on into larger pots my new fucshias. It is so nice to see the sun and have it little warmer. I don't want to alarm anybody but I was in the garden without my coat and hat today. 

My babies this morning

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 18:43

Are we really in May or have we just jumped to October. Your poor little plants nut, hope they are ok. The wind is just bitter today and I am on the south coast.

lilac tree cuttings

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 18:07

Good luck nikki.

Celeriac info

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:02

I'm with welshonion, I have never got a Celeriac bigger than a tennis ball either. They are a lovely veg though. You can bake them, fry them, steam them even mash them in with your mash potato, so versatile. 

lilac tree cuttings

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 17:55

Hi Nikki I have successfully grown two Lilac trees grown from cuttings, I just pulled new shoots off dipped them in rooting powder and potted them up,  I have got these in large pots. As you can see it is flowering very well and the perfume is lovely. I have had them for about 5 years and they flower like this every year.

 

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Sentimental Tool

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:19

I still use my Dads garden spade and fork. I can always remember him using them even when I was a child. He has been gone 24 years now and I have no idea how old they are but I treasure them and miss him dreadfully.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

How Tall are your Brussels Sprout

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The Swifts are Back

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Still no emails

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Talkback: Garden seating areas

I've got two seats in my back garden. One I have had for a long time and is nice and secluded and the other one, my husband got it at a car ... 
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Talkback: Early seed sowing

I have sown some tomato seeds this weekend and sweet pea. It is just great to be out in the garden, and it is lovely to walk into a lovely w... 
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Talkback: Garden birds

I haven't had many birds in my either, and RSPB Bird Watch was disapointing to say the lest as I hardly counted any birds compared to last y... 
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