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Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:15

If they look dry, give them a soak and plant. If you have some protection such as a cold frame, I would put them in there (in a pot)for the winter, and then in their final position in spring. If you dont, then get them in final position. Leaving a root to dry out even further will probably mean it will take a number of years to get going.

Japanese anemones are totally different from anemone blanda and de caen, which come from corms. What you have there is a rootstock for a perennial plant.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:04

Have you carved the pumpkins yet, Stacey?

You might need them tonight for candle holders.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:55

I made a tray of flapjacks.I am sending OH off in the morning with emergency supplies of flapjacks and bananas.

 I hope nothing big comes down. I dont play with the chainsaw, and OH is away until Wednesday.

Black eyed Susan

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:52

I agree with fairygirl.  Half hardy annual. It wont survive a frost.  easily raised from seed sown in a propagator im March.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:13

A lot of pot plants are not one cutting. I have a gardenia that is actually three plants. I have seen a lot of crysanths in large pots that are actually three or four  in there.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:09

I usually get  RHS seed, Stacey. Not many seeds in a packet, but adequate for a few plants for the garden.  They often have unusual varieties.   This year the number of packets of seed has been cut from 20 to 12.

Tulips. I have taken advantage of various offers, and freebies with orders. The purple ones are going on the front.  The orange and pinks and reds on the back, above blue forgetme nots.

If we get a few dry days, I am going to clear a bed of shasta daisies, reduce down the acanthus spinosus, and heave out a load of paeonia delavayi. That should make quite a space, I'm going to replant some aquilegias i potted up earlier on in the year, and i have some more giant yellow tree lilies to plant.

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:55

Well, mine were germinating in the pods on the vine. I gently transplanted them into root trainers.

Bought seed which was dry, should germinate in a couple of weeks( if the mice don't eat them)

Advice for pruning grapevine

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:50

Now you have the main framework it is simple.  Just cut back to two buds from the main stem in winter. (after leaf fall)n  It has to be complete before the sap starts rising, otherwise the vine will "bleed" sap which will weaken the plant.

Daniel we have PM problems on the forum

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:47

The problem with PM ing Daniel is that I can't PM.

As Zombie says, I can put in the recipient, and the contents line, but it will not let me fill in the message bit, or send it as there is no message bit.

 Also earlier , for me the whole forum went down. I was getting 503 message .

 Its the same problem i had with virgin when my broadband went down, They want you to email them.   I guess it keeps it quiet in custmer complaints dept.

How to build a compost bin

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 16:15

No, I just rip it into strips or crumple it up into balls.

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