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Posted: 11/09/2016 at 09:52

Oh pooh!  What a nuisance.  Shame I don't need any - or indeed have any room for any 

Don't know if this is any help but it seems they flower in their first year from seed - you could save yourself some money 

Clay pot washing

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 09:47

I find three layers enough, even in big pots.  

Usually do pink or pink & white tulips on the bottom, then grape hyacinths in the middle and white or cream early crocus on top and put a couple of small pieces of small-leaved variegated ivy at the edges of the pot to trail down the sides.

Grape hyacinths are fab in layered pots - you can plant them really close and they burst upwards like a blue powder puff   They also work well layered with Tete a tete or Minnow daffs.  

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secret garden

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 09:41

They'll be back in the office on Monday - I'll give Nora a shout for you. 

Clay pot washing

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 08:29

Oh yes, B3, and make sure there aren't any slugs inside or sticking to the underneath!  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:38

It is gorgeous isn't it?  But it'd probably look better in your home Hosta, than in this one -  At least it would probably get dusted more regularly at your place 

Hope work flies by today and you're home in time to enjoy some of the better weather.

Chicky, sounds as if you're having a fantastic time 

Clay pot washing

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:33

If pots are muddy then I use a dry bristle scrubbing brush - other than that I leave clay pots well alone.  As you say, they look better 'weathered'. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:01

Ah!  Just realised - you've already done it - that was an old photo and now I've seen your other thread - ignore the above post. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:50

Ned, I would cut that back by about one third in height in the spring to encourage it to thicken up. 

Then cut back all side shoots by one third as well.

Mixing carnivore plants with cherry tree

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:46

Hang some bird feeders around your tree to attract blue tits and other small birds - they'll eat the bugs for you. 

And don't worry about cherry leaves at this time of year - it's autumn - they'll be falling off soon and you'll be sweeping them up to put on the compost heap.

Haven't got a compost heap?  Now there's something you can do in the garden at this time of year - start a compost heap 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:40

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

We've had some proper rain   hopefully the grass will turn green soon.  It's still grey and overcast and I'm in my jimjams so I've not gone outside to check the temperature yet.

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