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Spring bulbs help

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:43

Just noticed yesterday that the alliums I put in with pots of Verbena bonariensis recently are all sprouting!


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:41

All these posts weren't here when I posted there. 

Makes me very sad when I hear these stories and shows how uncaring colleagues - who you probably regarded as friends - really are. Sign of the times? We seem to have gone backwards as a  society I think. No respect for others who need support.

GG- where have you been! Was beginning to think you'd deserted us all! Did your sweet peas survive? Hope your holidays were good. 


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:34

I know what you mean Verd- the weather up here is often quite wild and windy and it's one of the reasons tall grasses can be a problem. If you don't have a sheltered spot for them they just get battered and look awful. Dahlias are another example and there's plenty more. For spring flowering plants it's the same. Taller tulips often get flattened in wild weather. I'm going to get some shorter early varieties this year and put taller ones in pots that I can position more carefully.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 07:54

Morning all you lovely people. Chucking it down he re but supposed to clear so glad I got a good bit done yesterday.

Dove - I wouldn't have your job for all the money in the world- I couldn't cope with the stress. It will be mixed feelings when you leave I'm sure.

A whole extra hour of light on Sunday - how will we all spend it? 

Clean answers only please...

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 07:45

Sara- what can I say! Looking tremendous! What a feature you've got now - and what entertainment you're going to get all through the year. You'll have a great time watching wildlife and seeing it develop further and further in years to come. You've worked so hard. Do you have a good vantage point to watch it from? Take a break and enjoy it 


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:58



Fish Pond

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:26

Can you do a few pix Lilly? What sort of size is it? As FG says, you can create a beached edge quite easily if it's a decent size. Difficult if it's small. If it's quite small the best options would be to lower it a bit all the way round and then work a rock/gravel slope in, or take one side away completely and rebuild to incorporate the graduated slope. Suitable planting round about will hide any untidy bits too.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:52

Not long in. Weather very still here too so got lots of boring painting done and fixed planks to battens for bit of fence to hide neighbour's garage. To be very wet tomorrow. Leaves all turning here and many trees bare or half way there. Still got lots of bulbs to put in. Having to prioritise when the weather's half decent though.

Yes AMax- you must be mad! 

Serious! Really

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 14:02

Don't encourage him lily!! I'm told his voice could strip paint...

Placido he ain't 

Sara, I remember someone talking about Ping Wings to me but I've never seen it. Think it was my ex husband but he's younger than me so not sure. 

Used to love MagicRoundabout and Jackanory, but they promised they'd tell every story ever written on it...and they didn't. I want my licence fee back...


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:57

I just bought a couple of white, oak leaf hydrangeas which have beautiful foliage colour just now. There's a house near my old one with a big sloping,shady front garden and it's full of what looks like Hydrangea 'Limelight'. They just glow - a great big wad of them! I should try and get a pic of them if I'm near there soon. Very attractive greeny/white flowers- it's a paniculata type. Did consider it for my shady borders. May get one as a specimen.

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