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The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:32

 Supposedly pink flowers. I find that when they fade they are more apricot.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:29

I'm using David K's idea of a black background. In this case, a pair of trousers.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:27

 From my double daffs phase. This year they are OK, but when it rains these are the first on the ground and with broken stems.

Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:23

I have hellebores and pulmonarias under mine, but the roots of the magnolia are shallow. I give a mulch of compost or (this year) a load of well rotted FYM.

My soulangeana is just showing pink buds. It flowers two weeks later than the others around here, because it is shaded so much. It is less prone to frost damage because of that. Now I've just got to stop the squirrel from eating the flowers now he's finished off all the camellia flowers.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:17

I like the triandrus sort. Like a bunch all together. This one is  Grand primo. I bought it half price in the christmas bulb sale, so it may be earlier next year. It has a really thick stem and up to 12 flowers on each stem.

 I'm going to put the bulbs amongst the grasses in my wild flower bit for next year.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:12

 Mixed bunch picked from the garden

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:06

As  the daffodils are now in their full glory, I thought we should have a picture thread of members own daffs, or members own photos of mass plantings in public places.

Please no photos nicked off the internet.

These are my pots of daffs, to be seen from the living room.



Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:01

Asparagus are normally grown in a bed of soil specially prepared. They prefer a sandier soil than clay. I wouldn't attempt to grow them in a pot except for ornamental purposes.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:10

I hope your mum is ok, verdun. Does she live close by,or are you going to be doing a lot of travelling about? 



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:17

Have you worked out what a  "Fat Rascal" is yet, Verdun?

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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