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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:07

The lovely sunshine of the last two days has been replaced here in Norfolk by soggy ground and constant drizzle - I've been out to fill the bird-feeders but there's no gardening being done here today


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:46

You can try ... few succeed ... the rest of us either go mad, give up gardening or take the line of least resistance and learn to enjoy them ...

I actually look forward to seeing them ... and I have planted a cultivar this garden.  That being said, it's not as 'spreading' as the wild type.


Moving a Cistus

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:11

How big is it?  I've moved smaller ones but I'd not try to move a well-grown one (my parents had one about a metre high and at least the same across). 

If it's not too big, and you're going to move it I'd do it in a few weeks' time as the soil begins to warm up.  Prepare a sunny spot well with plenty of grit to ensure good drainage.  Make sure you get a good rootball and water it in well then don't water again unless there's a real dry spell or the leaves begin to droop.  More cistus are killed by overwatering than by drought.

Thompson & Morgan

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:06

I agree - I've not been at all happy with their plants and only buy seeds from them nowadays.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:40

Pat - thanks for the link to the programme - unfortunately all I get is a message saying it can't be viewed outside Australia - but please say thanks to your OH for trying

My hydroponic greenhouse

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:58

Good to see you again Rusty Spade   I remember your giant parsnip and your son's prizewinning pumpkins!  Are you going to grow pumpkins again this year?

Hodsock Priory

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 08:28

Lovely pics . especially the hellebores

Self collected seed not germinating

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:32

I find that aquilegia seed is best sown fresh (at the time that it happens in nature) rather than dried and sown later.  Maybe delphinium seed is the same.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:16

Happy Birthday KEF !!!  Have a really lovely birthday!!! ((hugs))




Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:09

Christina - when your plant has more flowers, try tapping them or giving them a little shake to get the pollen to dislodge from the male parts of the flower to pollinate the female parts.  You may get more fruits then

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