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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..

Happy Mothers Day.

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 11:25

Happy Mothers Day to all of you Mums - I have managed to combine my "significant" birthday with Mother's Day today so I'm being taken out for a champagne tea this afternoon. My house is full of flowers and cards and I feel really treasured. 

Can you identify these plants in my garden?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:18

plant c looks like a lewisia - but I thought they were not hardy?

plant d refuses to enlarge. but looks like tradescantia

I await correction from those with more knowledge than me!

mahonia X media charity

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:08

leave the berries on - the blackbirds absolutely love them and bring their babies to enjoy the treat!

what is Mertus

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:03

I have one in a clay pot and it has hardly grown in three years - a dwarf scrubby shrub.  I pop it in the greenhouse for the winter....perhaps I'll treat it to a bit of fertiliser this year!  I've not seen any flowers yet, though.

Can you identify these plants in my garden?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 11:59

Hello Lucy L

First one could be Phlomis - a sizeable shrub - tlerartes lots of sunshine and drought conditions

and second one could  be delospermum (ficoides) - a sunlover - sometimes called Livingstone Daisy

bit surprised to see them in Scotland though, as I grow both of these in the Languedoc to survive the 3 months of drought we get there.

What does anyone else think?

bumble bees

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 17:50

...and I found the first vine weevil grubs! grrrr

Should I soak these first

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 17:48

...and I'd do them in pots in the greenhouse to start with.

Sedges grown into side of preformed pond

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 13:42

hello Peter - I think you could have a tussle on with sedges.  In my pond they deep rooted and were hard to get out, and then self-seeded all over the garden.  My advice would be to start as soon as you see them - pull them out, cut through the roots if that's not feasible and then watch out for any bits that start up again....good luck, and don't forget to make sure you have an escape route for any hedgehogs that fall into the pond.

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