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Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:11

The bargain Canna I got last year (Durban I think) is a bit disappointing. Flowers aren't as dark as I would like , and are two tone (tangerine and yellow)  which is something else I don't care for. 

Tiarella Cygnet has been a real star. Still flowering now and has been since April. I keep deadheading it and it just keeps on throwing up new flower spikes. A little gem.

Typical though - I wanted it to finish earlier so that I can split it and move it to a better site! 

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:06

Methinks this isn't as it seems Welsh...another old thread about knotweed has been resurrected by the same poster....

and you're right! Those plastic icing syringes would be even better 

When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 17:43

Colder weather for tulips to avoid blight as obelixx says, but the little species ones that flower early (February/March are different and can be planted earlier. 

I always try to plant my bulbs as soon as possible after I get them.... apart from the anemones I accidentally mislaid last autumn....

I found them in a pot in spring - still in their little net bag 


Tomato truss broken

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 17:26

Hope you enjoy them Fishy 

A few of mine are starting to colour up now too - still quite pale orange though.  


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:57

Not very warm here - definitely no heatwave 

Could do with some cake too - any left lily? They say it's best to feed a cold don't they.. 

Glad the buddleia's fine Ggirl. Good bunch of plants you've got too. A real bargain. This is  a great time to get plants at good prices. So many places are getting rid of stuff before winter. It would be a bad idea for me to go and look, although I think the nursery may have their sale at the moment ..

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:51

KEF - it's that 'creaking gate' thing isn't it? Ludicrous that you have to do it though. Everything nowadays needs to be project managed by ourselves if we want it done 

I'm very lucky that I've not had to deal with some of the issues others have, though I've had different ones through recent years. Sending hugs to lily and LP. Lyn - yours is a different situation and it's wonderful that you can be so near to your parents yet still have your own space - very important for your sanity. As KEF says, a lot of responsibility as well so hugs to you too.

Verd- you can take comfort in the fact that you're doing the right thing by your Mum. That's what matters.

I stayed to look after Mum when Dad was in hospital for a few days. I had to work (single mum) and when I'd come back to get her some lunch and was tucking her up before I left to go back,  she said  'you will come back won't you?' She looked so lost and confused. I struggled at work that afternoon so I understand guilt only too well.  It's an impossible situation and you can only do your best. 

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:22

I watched a squirrel in a previous garden who was very industrious - removing nuts from the feeder a couple at a time and going round the garden burying them. After each  burial, often just under a little moss on the grass, a magpie following him just dug them up and ate them. That poor squirrel spent ages at his task - completely oblivious to the magpie.  I felt really sorry for him, and often wondered  if he'd returned in the harsher weather to  dig up his hoard only to be puzzled by the lack of food!  

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 08:14

Hey Woody - we have a watering system in place already - it's called the Scottish weather! 

I'll get my coat...although I might not need it today as it's dry! 

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:54

It's been around for a very long time Tootles but only started showing nationwide last winter. It's shown on Thursdays up here with the repeat on Sunday mornings along with G'sWorld. 

Jim is a bit of a legend up here as he's been presenting it since the start. 

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:49

Lovely to see you have somewhere new after what's happened SP. You'll have great fun planning your garden and as you say, having some privacy - which I don't think you had much of at your last house. Your new seating will be just the job for sitting down and working out all your ideas. I wish you well and some good weather to do it 

Just nice timing for sowing a few sweet peas for next year perhaps?... 

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