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Bulb Sizes

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:17

Sorry, had some very funny measurements for a below knee stocking last week. I would have fitted a doll.

Should I deadhead lupins

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:49

Very often you will get new spikes  coming up. These will be smaller but give colour later in the season. Often lupins are short lived perennials, lasting only one or two years. Many people treat them as biennials, removing after flowering and replace with an autumn flowering plant.

Should I deadhead lupins

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:40

If its just the flower spike that has finished, then cut it down just below the bottom flower. If the whole plant is dead, its dead and you can pull it out.

Storing Bulbs

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:36

Depends what sort. Daffs and tulips can be stored dry. Snowdrops don't like being dried out so should stay in the soil, or be replanted a.s.a.p.

Bulb Sizes

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:35

Bigger bulbs equals more/bigger flowers

Bulb Sizes

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:34

Bulb size refers to circumference at widest point.

If you think of the growth point as the head, the circumference is the waist of a teletubby.

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:12

I'd say antirrhinum

Is this a weed?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:34

Spinach plants?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 14:30

Nottingham. Wet, Wet, Wet.

Fluffy White Fungus

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 14:27

Indian summer.Its been monsooning.

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