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What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:27

Cut the flower head off to stop it using energy to make seed.

Give the bulbs a feed of general fertiliser, and let the bulbs die down naturally. Do not cut green leaves off or tie them up in ponytails or they won't flower next year.

Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:06

The yellow flowers at the top are forsythia.

Fuschia shrub

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:04

Fuchsias usually respond well to hard pruning. The cut down stems should shoot this year. If you cut the rest down next year, it should be rejuvenated.

Conjoined Daffodils

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:55

 fasciated Helleborus niger seedpod

Conjoined Daffodils

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:43

It sounds like fasciation. This happens when the growing point has been damaged at some point. It could be due to something as simple as an aphid biting it. Next year it will probably be normal. Last year I had it on a mullein and on linaria. I have a helleborus niger that has a very queer seed pod. I assume that it the same. I'll take a photo before it gets dark.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:40

We had tree bees in two of the bird nesting boxes last year. If you ignore them they will depart at the end of the season.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:19


Kweegly, one seedling per pot. Start by transplanting the seedling when it has two real leaves, into a 3 inch pot. When the roots fill that pot, pot on into larger pot .

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:12

Clarington, did the police prosecute the driver who hit you?

I had someone run in the back of me while lighting a cigarette, she was concentrating on the cig end and not the queue of traffic in front of her. ... and then of course they throw the fag end out of the window.

Have I killed my newly planted hawthorn hedge?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:21

Just remember to water it well once a week through the first year. It is more likely to die of lack of water until it is established . Then it will survive anything.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:17

Party dress hybrids are the double hellebores developed by Robin and Sue White at Blackthorn nursery.

Blackthorn Nursery
Kilmeston, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0NL
Telephone: 01962 771796
Fax: 01962 771071
Location: One mile south of the A272, turn at New Cheriton about eight miles east of Winchester
Opening: Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10, then every Friday and Saturday from March 2, 9am-5pm only.
Catalogue: Send three 1st class stamps
Mail order: No
Hellebores: True-to-type seedlings in separate colours, Party Dress doubles and some species.        

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