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Violets

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:15

they've become a bit rampant in my garden, and no scent - I have the purple ones and also some pink ones.   I think of them as the "common or garden variety" and they have started popping up in  the pots in my "nursery" garden, and cover the tops of bulb pots as the the bulb leaves die back....you'd think they knew those pots were going to be fed tomato fertiliser to help nxt years bulb flowers!

Perovskia 'Blue spire'

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:37

ah but it's not a garden centre - it's a grower, so the plants will be small, but that's what I need here as large plants just don't ever establish - plus there are some nice restaurants near Meze which specialise in oysters and mussels grown in the lagoon there so it makes the drive worthwhile.

Perovskia 'Blue spire'

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:20

Thanks Nut - may try that when I get back to England, but just discovered the wonderful nursery near Meze will save me some small plants at about a pound each, if I order them, and I can pick them up in the autumn when we are here (I'm currently in my Languedoc garden, which will be in drought from June to the start of September).

Transferring seedlings from propagation trays

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:15

sorry Primrose - used the hairnet to store bulbs!

Perovskia 'Blue spire'

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:14

I;ve been trying to get hold of seed too but given up for the moment and decided to get a plant and take cuttings instead....except everywhere I've tried has sold out!  I don't care what variety - just need something for my dry garden.

Transferring seedlings from propagation trays

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:10

wow - didn't know hair grips still existed!

Daffodil care

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:34

cut off the flower stems at the base then feed the bulbs weekly with tomato fertiliser until the foliage has died down - this helps the bulb to produce the flowers for next year.  do not be tempted to cut back the leaves - let them die naturally

Transferring seedlings from propagation trays

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:31

and I use the handle of a coffee spoon....but don't try to do it too soon, wait until they are big enough to handle and if they have made their first true leaves, use the earlier ones to handle them by....the spoon handle also makes a little hole to drop them into once lifted.  Like  Dove says do not hold the stem.

Layering in a plant pot

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 19:10

Hello and welcome, BeeW.  This is a very old thread and was started in September 2013, I think.  The layered pots were of spring bulbs - daffodills, crocus, tulips etc.  These are all flowering right now and you would be hard pressed to find bulbs now.  The time to do it is in the autumn when the bulbs come into the GC  September would be ideal, or later.

cheers

Talkback: How to grow agapanthus from seed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 11:57

I'd get them in right away and keep in a warm place.  Last years seedlings have developed into sturdy little plants now....so I guess we now start the many years wait until they flower!  Good luck Duchess..

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