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Overwintering daffodil bulbs

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:01

Dig a trench and chuck them in, a few inches apart, and cover with 4 inch of soil. Cut the flowers that come up for the house, When they die down, lift them and then remember to replant in September /October where you want them. You can treat daffs pretty rough and get away with it.

Mystery bulbs need identifying!

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:52

Looks like it could do with a split up to rejuvenate it.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:41

Yesterday, Oh lifted 7 concrete slabs off of a flower bed at Mums. Dad slabbed them over to make it easier to wash the windows (dont ask)

Anyhow, slabs removed, I forked it over, and then planted some pots of bulbs that have started growing, that I  potted up in October, some Touchwood aquilegia seedlings, 3 Hellebore washfield doubles that I grew on from seedlings from T&M last year.  These three have flower buds on. Then any old bulbs I had lying around from last years patio pots got pushed in. I had a few snowdrop bulbs left over, so found a gap between some shrubs, and while I was doing that I found an Earth Star. It was about 6 inch across. I have only ever seen photos before, so I was quite chuffed. Then it snowed.

Last night we had a hard frost , so no gardening today.

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:31

I'm  thinking of getting a bushnell trophy cam ,aka a trail cam,  triggered by motion, so that we can see what we get on the garden at night.

It would be on a secure back garden,so I'm not too worried about it getting nicked.

Has anyone got one? do you recommend it?  any problems?

Overwintering daffodil bulbs

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 20:08

You need to plant them now or lose them.

Line them out in a veg plot if you have nowhere else.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 19:02

All my best wishes, Mattie. I hope you feel better soon.

Can you help save my orange tree?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:28

I'd prune it in March. Any lanky bits can come off to give it a solid framework to sprout from.


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:26

Tax return done. Now off to supermarket for bananas for OH.  He is back tomorrow morning at about 2.30 am. Must remember to NOT put the chain on the door.

I hope the ferry crossing to Holyhead is OK, and the winds have died down a bit. He's got his Stugeron just in case.

Then I suppose I really ought to do some H****w**k

Something different

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:18

Looks like an advert to me, but it still doesn't inspire me.

Can you help save my orange tree?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:08

The only time I bought a big lemon tree indoors by a radiator, it dropped all its leaves. I gave it a severe pruning and it resprouted new leaves in the spring. Its not dead yet, just unhappy. Keep it only just damp over winter, and don't feed until spring.

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