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Companion plants for Oriental Lilies

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:16

It didn't get chelsea chopped so now its flopped. There is a chocolate coloured one to the right of it. That flops even more....


Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:53

Yes, the new shoots will eventually flower. Maybe next year if not this year.

Companion plants for Oriental Lilies

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:42

They are climbing over the dierama and the dead headed lily stalks between the dahlias and the banana. Easy to grow, one seed to a three inch pot in March, drop into spaces in June. They are annuals so if you don't like the effect you have only lost a packet of seed.

Last edited: 27 September 2016 17:44:45

Companion plants for Oriental Lilies

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:36

I grow Thunbergia alata around mine. The lilies flower first. I dead head, and the black eyed suzies ramble up the stems and then flower later.

Plant identification help

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 16:45

The top one is a saxifrage, the bottom one , one of the euphorbia family.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 11:37

I planted hyacinths yesterday, but have two orders of bulbs I am waiting for. Pots are ready and waiting.,


Posted: 26/09/2016 at 07:35

Our first dog turned up as a puppy at my Grandmas back door. My mum told the police, but my mum said she would keep her until the owner turned up. She was with us for fourteen years.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 21:23

Pat, does your wood burner have a chimney and has it been swept so the air flow is good?

Double decker advert is the wrong way round. Boy with girl in front of him and he is thinking of chocolate? I know what most boys that age would be thinking, and which part would be doing the thinking. Girl with boy in front acting gaga, and girl thinking she'd rather have a choc bar... much more likely.

Over wintering plants

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:27

Alpines should be Ok kept on the dry side in a cold frame. Succulents are more likely to be frozen, it would be better to keep dry and frost free. Cannas can survive under a thick mulch, but flower later.  Unless you are in Cornwall I would lift and keep dry until March, then start in gentle heat.

Old,spent potting compost.

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 15:35

I have emptied the tomato buckets today. The compost I am using for my bulb pots .

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