Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Layered bulb pots

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:05

I give the pots a good feed and water and put them in a quiet corner to die off.  If there are tulips in there I  make sure they're in a warm and sunny spot.  Then I pot them all up again with fresh MPC in the autumn.  

Tullips (other than species types) don't last many seasons, but they'll do well for a couple of years.

If you want to use the pots elsewhere just extract the mass of roots, bulbs and compost carefully and pop them into a similar sized cheap plastic pot for the duration.

Gardener's World Mag.

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:58
Laura Turner 2 wrote (see)

Mine arrived today! My first copy as a 'subscriber' My 12 week old baby let me read a few pages today...

Congratulations on the baby and on being a subscriber too Laura

Wot, no basil!

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:53

I like greek basil too Chicky - and it seems more able to cope with our climate

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:52

Good morning Chicky and everyone as you arrive   G'day Pat

You're right Panda, I was sound asleep when you said that! 

Chicky - I'm ignoring the weather forecast too - and even if it pours with rain all weekend I shall spread newspaper over the dining table and sow seeds - that's gardening


Wot, no basil!

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:46

I usually see plenty of pots of basil seedlings in our local garden centre, but much later on, when they're also selling the tender bedding plants - not now - far too early.

Pest or not?

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:40

The sound to me like slow release fertiliser capsules which are routinely added to a lot of multi-purpose composts.  Nothing to worry about.

Are these weeds?

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:36

It may spread a bit, but it's a pretty garden plant and is easily removed if it grows where you don't want it.

It's certainly not one to worry about

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 19:17

Cheers folks

Did you have a snorkel Hosta?

Broad Bean Aquadulce

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 19:06

I do the same as Lyn - I pinch out the tops (and steam and serve with butter) when the first bean pods have set.

Short tulip flowers

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 18:57

Grannybee - are you saying that you had a look at this thread

and that you have "the same problem"?

Please read the thread

It is not a problem - they are meant to be like that - they are dwarf hybrid tulips


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