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100 Free bulbs

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 07:58

Think they're ok for seeds and bulbs usually ecokid. Many people have used them for that. 

The sphaerocephalons are lovely - I usually get mine locally - never too expensive 


Posted: 05/08/2016 at 07:56

Morning all/afties Pat. Your pic sums up teenagers nowadays!  

Dull here but dry so hopefully I'll get something done after work. Weather forecast looking very iffy at the moment Joyce. It's been changing every couple of hours in the last day or two, but ok for tomorrow morning so I might head up to Lochearnhead to do the Corbett next to Ben Vorlich, before the rain gets going. Winds will be strong so I'll need my poles to lean on...  

My grass may have to wait...


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:23

Never grown it myself, but the north east tends to be slightly colder and drier than here in the west. It's one of those plants that you can try but it may not be brilliant long term.  

I reckon it's like lavender-  if you can give it enough drainage and light it does ok in some areas. They usually like similar conditions IMO. 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:04

Verd - 'plant where it is as warm as possible and as free draining as possible' ....

It's Scotland the boy's in, remember....  

Good luck Dave. If it's reasonably sheltered, and the ground's well enough drained, you might get away with it. The last couple of winters haven't been too bad but we're due another hefty one soon up here I think. Cold is ok, it's the cold, wet soil that's the problem for those particular plants.  

Oh no !!!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 19:50

That's ideal Brickman. All she needs to do is keep to the same watering regime you've had. Chopping and changing is what leads to problems.No need to feed or anything else. If they're in a greenhouse or similar, she just has to keep them ventilated.Same as the watering - keep to the same method you've had. 

It's only a week  - I'm sure they'll survive  


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 19:22

Evening all. I see you've been chatting about allsorts....I like the little bobbly ones..

I've also instantly forgotten what everyone's been up to  

Enjoy your hol Hostie. Don't get up to any mischief though  

Happy aniversary to those that are having them. Any cake?   

DD - words fail me with your situation. You're entitled to some of the proceeds from your business. Don't know how you go about getting your fair share though. 

Very autumnal here. The rowans have been looking bonny for a few weeks - they all seem to be nicely red/orange now though. The constant rain yesterday has washed my gravel - which was handy  

Is it ok to hard prune clematis affected by powdery mildew

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 18:20

You can train horizontally as well as vertically to give more flowering lower down Newb. That's normal. You can also wind them round a support, as you already describe, but you just have to be aware of the conditions they're growing in. They need a lot of moisture at the roots - damp soil but not sitting in a permanent puddle.

If you grow them more vertically, it pays to have some other planting at their feet to hide the bare stems lower down  

Oh no !!!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 18:09

Once they start ripening Brickman, they don't need much looking after. The plant has 'done it's thing'. If they're inside, you can set up a wicking system with pieces of cloth from a bottle of water to stop them drying out completely.

You could even remove some of them and let them ripen off the plant somewhere till you get back. 

Weather's been so hit and miss here, mine might take till October to ripen!

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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 18:07

I'm saying nowt! 

I'm afraid Verdun isn't blonde or dark, and he doesn't have a comb  over - he's bald..  

Clematis plug plant offer - advice needed

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 08:06

They look like small plants Sparkles. They just need potted on into deep pots, and kept watered.  Multi purpose compost will do. Don't put them in too sunny a site or they'll suffer. When the roots are filling a decent sized pot you can plant out in  an appropriate site. 

Why are they in saucers?

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