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Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:53

Hi Pinkpeony

My agapanthus are in a terracotta pot and have overwintered in a sheltered corner of the terrace - there are signs of life and shoots growing already, so I think yours will be ok planted out.

I'd plant them into a pot (free draining gritty compost) and keep in a sheltered corner - you can then sink the pot into the border later.  They do best if they're pot-bound so it might be an idea to keep them in a pot sunk into the ground.


Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:43

Good point!  

First Wild Daffodil

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:42

I love the real wild daffodils - we had them on the farm when I was a child - I am going to get some for this garden, I am I am 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:07

Yes, I'm off to the farm shop and Waitrose ......... see you in a bit 

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:07

I'm surprised that worms like hair. 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:54

Nope, not for OH this time - for daughter, short-sleeved jumper with lacey yoke and sleeves  in a greeny-blue - the lace is a 6-row pattern with every row different so I have to keep referring to the pattern and it's easy to mis-read   I shall start the lacey bit again this afternoon.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:47

Wow!  Lucky you - love Christine W 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:26

Kind of you folks - not really poorly, just sniffly and a bit of a chestikoff - wouldn't take any notice of it in normal circumstances, but Pa is so vulnerable 

Snowdrops in the green - offer

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:24

I suspect that most places are using a small group of suppliers for bedding plants etc and I wouldn't buy them unseen.

I think that snowdrops in the green are likely to be ok.

I have bought from them in the past, but quite some time ago, and it was shrubs and climbers - they were good value. 

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