Eynsham Red

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Pelargonium Querie

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 18:14

I've had my pelargoniums in the greenhouse for a little while and had cut them back and removed all leaves.  There are now new leaves growing on a couple of them.  Should I strip them back again?

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 18:05

Thanks David, that sounds like a good plan for tomorrow.

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

We divided a couple of plants a week or two back, and some of the flower stems broke off, so we brought them in doors and put them in a vase.  Within a few days they had developed roots.

A few years ago, we split up a clump, and one bit got left lying on the border unintentionally.  The following spring it had rooted itself. This is the clump same clump that we've just divided.

From my view they just want to grow whatever you do to them!

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 14:04

Thanks for everyone's replies.

The first batch I planted "Heirloom" in mid October in tubes in the greenhouse have done nothing at all yet.  I planted a batch of "Fragrantissima" about three weeks later and half have sprouted.

Is it worthwhile leaving the first batch to see if they do anything or are they a lost cause?


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 19:00

Hi Verdun.  Which part of Cornwall are you?  We've had more holidays in Cornwall than I care to remember.  We were down there last August and visited Poppy Cottage in Roseland and Bonython Gardens on the Lizard.  They are both lovely gardens with plenty of summer colour.  I've found that a lot of the bigger gardens in Cornwall have mainly colourful in the spring, so they were a great find.


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 20:23

Is anyone else fed up with Doctor Who before the new series has started?

I'm not a huge fan (not since William Hartnell left any way) but I do like to watch the occasional episode, but there has been so much hype on TV and radio with a large part of tonight's One Show taken up with Who personalities, clips and features that I'm pretty bored with it all already.

Is anyone else looking forward to the new series?

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 20:23

I forgot to mention in my post a week back, we have some fuscias in a hanging basket that are thriving now that the weather has turned cold and wet.  During the summer they really suffered in the heat!

Snow Drop Or Not?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:13

It looks like a fairy's skirt (not that I've ever seen a fairy).

little know facts

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:11

As a child my wife used to eat "dirt" until one day her brother, who collected worms, pulled a big juicy specimin from the handful of soil she was about to devour!

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:19

I fleeced the camelia just to give the buds a little bit of protection.

The greenhouse is wintering some half hardy lobelias, salvias, some cut back to the bone pelargoniums and just to be on the safe side a phormium.

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