Dovefromabove


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What's this??

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:33

It's one of the hardy geraniums.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:27

Long warm summer last year - lots of self-seeding.   They need long dry spells to dry the seedpods enough for them to crack open, shooting the seeds out  http://theseedsite.co.uk/sdforce.html 

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:45

Spot on Panda 

Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:41

SweetPea - what fantastic Gardener's Skills you have already 

Mony Don

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 15:42

But 

Dr. Walter wrote (see)

GARDENERS' WORLD on 27 April 2014 topped the BBC 2 viewers' ratings according to the official auditing company, BARB.

I think that this is the first time that the programme has ever been the no 1 watched show on the channel.

It had 2.32 million of us watching.

CONGRATULATIONS to every on involved in producing it.

 

Dr. Walter wrote (see)

GARDENERS' WORLD on 27 April 2014 topped the BBC 2 viewers' ratings according to the official auditing company, BARB.

I think that this is the first time that the programme has ever been the no 1 watched show on the channel.

It had 2.32 million of us watching.

CONGRATULATIONS to every on involved in producing it.

Audiences numbers have plummeted across all channels and genres - there is so much more choice nowadays than 10 or even 5 years ago. 

Mony Don

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 11:16

Looked like a WUM right from the start - I said so to a couple of people but didn't want to insult a new poster - however ........................... 

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 11:13

LOL   I seem to have quite good ideas since I stopped being blonde and 'embraced the silver' or is it just that people take me more seriously? 

Good luck!

Aquilegia Kew seed collection - sweet rainbows

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 11:04

I love the elegance of the downward facing ones - as Fidget says, they're the traditional 'Granny's Bonnets'.  I have a few of them in pots on a wall so the flowers are at eye level .  However, the other varieties are lovely too - they each have their own charms.

Beware, they're addictive! 

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 09:30

If you leave it in the pot the roots will expand and force the crack open further and further.

It would be good if you can get some help to extract the fatsia from the pot, give the roots several good soakings first to make the root ball a bit pliable.  If it's so potbound that it's cracked the pot it's likely to be quite rigid.  

I would then prune the root ball and pot up again using as much fresh compost as you can get into it - but I would pot into a plastic pot that will fit inside your decorative one.  

You can then use some epoxy resin (from a hardware or DIY shop) to repair your ceramic pot, and when it's dry put the plastic pot and fatsia back inside it.

Then you and a helper can lift it out each year and repot with fresh compost, pruning the roots each time to keep it fitting inside the pot. 

That's what I would do - hope that's helpful.  

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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