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My Lobelia isn't flowering

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 10:22

Siobhan. What type of lobelia is it.?

Annual trailing or bedding lobelia will not be in  flower yet. The ones in flower in the garden centres have been forced and will not last as long as seedlings grown slow and colder.

Perennial lobelia such as Lobelia cardinals or fan series  like to be damp and will flower in July and August.

Neither need pinching out.


Choose just one ...

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 10:08

My guess is Salvia Wendy's wish.


Choose just one ...

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 09:14

Odd that. Expensive crocosmia bulbs I bought last year have disappeared. The cheap ones I bought by the bag of 50 from Parkers are thriving. My eremurus cleopatra have disappeared, also lilium longiflorum that were in the border, those in pots are coming up.

Still, without spaces, where would I put all the new seedlings.?

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 09:10

Flowers, if you have had a headache for three days, assuming you have tried strong painkillers such as cocodamol or nurofen plus, please ask for an urgent appointment with GP.


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 09:01

Courgettes plants need a little heat to get them going. I take all seedlings out of the propagator as soon as germination has taken place. There is plenty of time to start again. I don't sow my tender plants like courgettes, runner and French beans and sweet corn, untill the end of April. Here they can't go out until the end of May.


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 15:39

Another decent comedic hero gone. All we seem to have left are those who think crudeness and swearing are funny. They're not, they are just embarrassing.


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 13:35

if you feed them, then probably.


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 11:44

The first year they will. A bulb as you buy it already has the flower formed within it and the reserves to make it grow. Then you have to feed them so they renew the bulb for next year. I think that if you plant without feeding them, they will not flower in subsequent years.

Knotweed or not weed?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 08:11

I spent 20 years trying to fork it out of an area of the veg patch. Eventually I gave up, left it fallow for a year, gave it two doses of glyphosate, one in May and another for regrowth in august. That killed it.

It will save you years of work if you kill it off now. You lose a years planting, but save years of effort trying to fork it out.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:07

I get ..."paths are for walking on, not laying trays of plants on."

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