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Simple question alert!

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:38

Steven   sunflowers are frost tender so shouldn't really go out until the end of May/beginning of June, depending on where you are and when your last frost usually is.    

That being said I've started some off outside in a very sheltered spot.

How big a pot is it in?

Can you post a picture of it for us?


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:35

It's still overcast and damp here - not gardening weather - doing hwk instead - hence noodling on here 'cos it's more fun 

Can I put Alkanet on my compost heap ?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:23

If the stems and leaves are bristly then it's likely to be alkanet rather than forget-me-nots. 


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:18

And another thing, you don't harvest asparagus until the third year after planting the crowns - it really is a long term investment.  I hope that was clear when you bought the crowns. 

wild cherry, what's up with it

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 11:55

Wodehouse competition mistake

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 11:52

Oh dear!  Hope they're good at cleaning - they have egg on their faces!!!

I'd not seen that one; I don't have a conservatory so don't need it valeted - no point in winning it. 


P.S. I've alerted Daniel. 

wild cherry, what's up with it

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 11:44

Was it perfectly normal when it was first planted?

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:27

I saw the advert last night and wasn't tempted - however it may suit some people - I understand there are different colourschemes. 

My main thought would be Shop Around - just by Googling I've come up with a range of prices from £6.42 - £12.99 for the same size pack!!!


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:34

Good morning Doc - hope the back's improving - take it easy and keep taking the medicine 

need a small tree

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:28

Hi Spencer - what time of year would you like your tree to flower?  

There are some that flower in mild spells throughout the winter - those are Prunus subhirtella autumnalis

or there are cherries (prunus) that are flowering about now and some that flower a bit later - lots here   Many of them also have fantastic autumn colour.

or you could go for the crab apples which flower a bit later in the spring and which have the advantage of being very good for bees and other pollinating insects, and the fruits can be used to make crab apple jelly, or can be left on the trees to feed the birds in the winter. 

Or you could look at magnolias, which look fantastic about now, but which don't do much for the rest of the year. 

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