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Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:47

They do, but they need a trim after flowering to keep them bushy. As you have found, it is easy to take "pipings" to root and make new plants.

next season

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:34

I got 2 bags of glad, 1 of iris, 1 of anemone de caen, 1 of sparaxis. I've also got a bag of 50  Glad murielae that I'm going to dot through the grasses.

 The big glads are going in the veg patch for cutting for vases in the house.

next season

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:25

I got lidl bulbs at 5 bags for £5. Its a good job thats all they cost. I planted half of irises, only to watch the squirrels digging them up and carrying them away. The rest are going in pots in the polytunnel.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:20

I dont seem to be able to germinate bought seed for M. baileyii or grandis or sheldonii. The only ones I germinate are seed taken from a plant that has flowered in the garden. So I buy a plant, (last years is just poking through), and when it flowers I will save the seed. Some years it grows like cress, others it just damps off.

But the feeling when it flowers.....


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:05

BBC 4 10pm tonight... Hidcote a garden for all seasons. (repeat from 2011)


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:59

Mine are slightly in front of yours. I have them in a plug tray. They are just showing the first true leaves. I have put them outside to harden off. I will plant them out later on in the week.

I have cavolo nero, seaweed kale, and brukale, (and purple sprouting broccoli).

I am just finishing up the broccoli and brukale, but we have had green from this selection for the last 10 months. As I only sow a dozen or so or each seed, I am using 2  and 3 yr old seed. Kept dry, brassica seeds will last for several years. All in all a really economical crop.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 22:30

they're even better squished. and they don't come back.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:52

Today OH built the sides for the new herb bed, and stopped when it rained.

I planted out 4 dozen broad bean plants, pricked out the Salvia coccinea, and Rudbeckias cherokee sunset. and got wet.

have a good evening everyone.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:21

I bought a crystal fountain clematis  last year, I havn't decided where to put it yet.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:20

SGL, have a look here.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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