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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:46

Sunny but frosty here. When it's defrosted, I have 61 lily bulbs to plant. T&M sent 20Lilium longiflorum bulbs(scented) free to compensate for my disappointment over the bouquet(scented)lilies which turned out to be Joy series( unscented) lilies. I gave some of the joy series to mum, and I am going to plant the others in the veg patch for cutting. The rest are going in the ground, and in pots.

I planted a dozen polka raspberry canes at the weekend. Also I dug up last years cheapo gladioli corms that i had from lidl. I grew them between the rows of broad beans, and then cut them for the house. The corms are now the size of my palm.

That reminded me to get some broad bean seeds in. I have set 35 The Sutton in pots, I also have a packet of Aquadulce claudia. Should I set these now or is it too late and I would be better waiting until Autumn?

I will certainly grow gladioli between the broad bean rows again. 

It's beginning to feel like Spring.

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:26

Bakkers in particular have misleading photos. Colours touched up to the level of lurid. Blue roses that turn out to be mauve. A shrub border shown all in flower, when in reality they flowered in different months....and dont forget the pink pampas that looked like it belonged in Barbies garden.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:05

Runnybeak, I was just thinking that I was glad I didnt have to wash the kit.

We went out for a late lunch, then OH has had the rugby on since

buddelia

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 19:06

Lochinch can be hard pruned down to a foot or so. It will grow six foot next summer.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:54

Today I planted  sweet pea seeds in the greenhouse, in deep roottrainers.

The hellebore seeds I took off my plants last year are starting to germinate.

12strong Polka raspberry canes arrived. I hope tomorrow is warmer, I need to get them in soon.

I hope your cold gets  better soon,Verdun.

I hope shadow doesn't miss his bits too much.

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:27

Far too early. I dont sow runner beans under glass until end of April. Chuck them out and wait until then.

Unless you are in Spain or somewhere else warm and  frost free.

 

Novice in growing hellebores - advice, please :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 08:48

Ashwood nursery will have a huge polytunnel full at the moment. Many are quite exquisite. I don't know where you live, but a trip to them in Kingswinford, west midlands is worth the trip. You can pick the ones you want in flower. Good flowering size plants are never cheap, because it takes at least two years to give a flowering plant.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:10

The Sir  John Borlase Warren on Canning circus has just been renovated and reopened for business.  The Hand and heart on Derby rd is still there too.

What subject does she want to do?, chicky.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 18:09

Panda, did I give you snowdrops last year?

How did they do?  I dug them up earlier than I usually do. I normally split them  after they die down, and replant straight away.

Neglected asparagus bed.....

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 20:22

Hand weed as best you can.

.Paint any weeds carefully with a glyphosate gel touchweeder(roundup)

Mulch well

If you start a  new bed, you must be sure to eradicate any perennial weeds before you replant.

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