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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:36

Tanya, I thought I'd seen most blips on here but that's a new one on me!  All I can suggest is that you contact the web team here website@gardenersworld.com - there'll be plenty of people in the office tomorrow.

Good luck

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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:15

Ignore my last post - I've seen your post and pics on the other thread

Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:14

Gosh! that is SO PRETTY!  I've no idea what it is but I want one!!!

Nut, do you know what it is?  I hope someone does

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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:12

Hi Sara and welcome

As Nut has said above, I can see 6 comments and two photos.  Have you tried to add more photos since?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 15:33

I've been in the garden all day - OH even brought my lunch out for me   The robins are still flying back and forth getting beaks full of live meal worms  

It's been jolly blustery but the back garden's pretty sheltered - I've re-potted lots of plants, including hostas and ferns, and potted on lots of cuttings.  Still lots to do to make up for not having done much last autumn, but the garden's beginning to look loved and cared for again. 

Now the wind's really picking up so I've tidied up outside and OH has swept the terrace clear of all my compost and grit and I'm going to have a shower before cooking supper. 

It'll be a roast chicken with lemon and tarragon, baby new potatoes and asparagus with tarragon hollandaise - please form an orderly queue, people with a bottle of French Sauv Blanc in their hands get to the front

Getting Iris Reticulata to flower again

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 15:18

Iris reticulata seem reluctant to naturalise and increase as some bulbs do - whenever I've grown them, either in pots or in the ground, they decrease year after year.  I've heard other gardeners say that this is also their experience. 

I'm not sure what their ideal conditions are, but I don't think they include living in the UK

 

Is there a problem with the website today – it’s driving me nuts!

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:51

No problem here either - it sounds as if the issue is your end - possibly broadband issues?

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:42

It may be a virus as Punkdoc says - tulips are susceptible.

I always give my pots of  tulips some Fish Blood and Bone after they've flowered and before they die down.  I try to remember to repot them in fresh compost each autumn so they have every chance to withstand bugs etc. 

However, the only tulips I keep in posts are the small species types - the Darwin and similar bedding types don't do well in pots after the first year.

Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:39

Homemade compost doesn't heat up enough to kill any seeds.  I try not to put seedheads or perennial weeds into mine - I still get seedlings - often tomatoes, sometimes squash and frequently verbena bonariensis, as well as others.  If they're in the veg patch I sometimes transplant them and get a crop from them.  If they're in with potted plants it's not a problem to weed them out while they're small.

I don't use home-made compost for sowing seeds!

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:34

What happened to them after they flowered last year?

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