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Cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:23

I leave them until the end of the following year. If they have rooted they will start growing in Spring. If poor growth, they may have few roots, and disturbing may knock them off.  Strong growth would indicate a good root system.

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:20

The bed at Middleton house is as colourful as high summer. I had to look close to check they were spring flowers.

Tree lillies going strange

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:17

I have tree lilies in the ground. They are not even poking through yet. Ordinary lilies in pots with no protection are growing. I put it down to the mild winter.

Tomato seeds and seedlings

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 17:47

I like Levington Pro M3. You are more likely to get this from a nursery than a garden centre.

Any idea what these are?

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 15:59

Top one is an oriental poppy. Middle one looks like a welsh poppy. The furry leaved thing in the top right hand corner looks like centaurea montana (perennial blue cornflower)


I cant make my mind up about the bottom one. Looks a lot like Astrantia,

Onions

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 12:00

The time we eat an onion is at the end of its first full season. They are building up  the strength to flower. Although they are probably just still fit to eat, they are probably  best left to flower now.  If they are sets that you have planted this year, they will be better on their own, separate from the wallflowers.

Onions

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 11:44

If it's just a  straggler onion from last year, let it flower. The bees will love you for it.

Advice on wildflower planting

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 09:59

2ft square is not very big. A couple of foxgloves and some forgetmenots should do it. Once you have forget me nots, you shake the plants when they finish flowering  and they will seed around for the following year.


Also a Pulmonaria or two would give early nectar for bees.


 All of them are ok in shade.

Mango Seed

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 17:48

If you are in the UK you will need a chuffing big greenhouse.

Exciting........

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 23:32

I tried to get a T rex but everywhere was out of stock last year. Do you know any available, punkdoc?

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