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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:55

I can pick you up from Long Eaton station...go on, book a day off.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:42

Orchid lady,can you PM your address. I will divvy them up between the two of you unless anyone else shouts up soon. They will need planting asap, and putting in  the shade or a cold frame to germinate next spring.

That reminds me, I spotted a ripening raspberry earlier.I wonder if I can get it before the blackbird.

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:38

green shield bug. not to be confused with green shield stamps.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:45

Lawn is growing apace but it can wait until OH gets back from Scotland. if he thought I knew how to start the mower, I'd never get him away from the computer.

I've potted on some of the salvia plugs I got from hayloft 3 weeks ago. They have already filled the 3 inch pots, so I've potted  some like Amistad  into 2Lsize.  Not sure where I'm going to put them .. 20 from Hayloft, 6 new S.patens, 6 old S. patens, some new pink rhapsody.. It might be a Salvia sort of garden late on.

The sweet corn are ready to go out. I've just got to dig over the clay soil they're going into. I may be some time....

Last call for Hellebore seeds.  Star Gaze Lily, yours are going out tomorrow. Does anyone else want Helleborus niger seed or H. double pink spotted ex Ashwood?

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:00

Thers a nice pub/restaurant at the end of the road.

Any I'Dea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 13:57

I thought the orchid looked more like the common spotted one. Dactylorhiza fuchsii. ?

Whatever you've got , Percy, I would let it do its own thing. Seed is microscopic and difficult to germinate, needs sterile conditions and a special fungus that assocoates with the roots. Digging it up usually kills them. If its happy where it is I'd leave it there.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:05

I love that combination. I have Bill mackenzie growing through Philadelphus coronarius aureus, but the phildalphus is in flower now and the clematis flowers over it later on in the year.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:00

Stephen, Nut will transport a R.  Kew Beauty for you back to Peterborough.I bought this as a single plant from Bressingham gardens, many years ago. It has only ever been propagated by division so should be true to name, unlike seedlings. You will have to arrange pick up with Nut.

My order from Long Acre plants arrived this morning by courier. Excellent service for £7.50 postage. well packed plants at £6 each.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48943.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

If you want to start a collection you would do well to start here.

I thought the RHS trial report gave a lot of information. The photos show how well a single tuber will bulk up over a 5 year period. They grew them in raised beds for extra drainage and use shade fabric in high summer.

 I am adding a lot of FYM and grit to a clay soil, which is on a slope, and under the pear trees to make a new specialist bed for them.  I seem to lose hardy orchids, but I think these ginger relatives look just as good.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:08

Ideal.  Too much wind can shred the leaves, so I wouldn't put in a windy spot.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:50

Lorraine, I would go for a repot and a good feed for that. Any tomato fertiliser or miracle gro or phostrogen will help for flowers. The one in the ground had a good bucket full of FYM and some BFB. I'm not expecting this to flower until August.

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