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I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 20:15

I have cut mine down and lifted, even though only the tops were frosted. They then have to be kept dry in the crowns or they will rot.

If they are large you can prop them upside down so any sap drains out of the stalks. This can be in a garage or shed.

Advise on sourcing Live Moss for growing inside

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 20:55

There was something on a monty don programme, where you liquidise gently moss with water and those water retaining granules (methylcellulose... same as wallpaper paste) Then you paint the slurry on to where you want it to grow, and keep in damp and in the shade.

does anyone know what these are?

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 18:39

The first time I saw a blue fairy wren in Western Australia, I thought I was seeing things.  They look like our wren that has been dipped in fluorescent blue chalk.


Camera Corner

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 16:28

 dreaming of warmer climes

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 23:33

I've got some Salvia patens (dark blue). Can be grown as an annual, or overwinter the roots like a dahlia for a better show in year 2. PM me your address and I'll pop some in the post.

Brugmansia cuttings.

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 20:24

Cut it down to about 6 inches, and use the prunings for cuttings. You will need to keep the original plant frost free, damp only, not bone dry, and def not wet.

Cuttings are quite happy in the kitchen window. if a really bad frost is threatened , I move them away from the window, onto the draining board overnight.

Kef if the rooted cuttings are in small pots, I would keep them in the house in a coolish spot over winter.

plant ID please

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 20:20

Its a half hardy perennial, but usually treated as an annual. It will survive a very mild winter.

Still waiting for updates everyone?

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 16:36

very slow today.

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Talkback: How to lift and divide herbaceous perennials

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 16:01

What sort of lilies, Jack?

I would divide daylilies(hemerocallis ) in spring.

True lilies (Lilium species) go down to bulbs, and dont get split as such. Small bulbils can be grown on for a couple of years to form flowering size bulbs.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 14:58





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