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Latest posts by gardenning granny

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..

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!

Discussions started by gardenning granny

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

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Are you gardening in France too?

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getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

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where have all the avatars gone?

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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 11:11

help - bignonia - campsis radicans

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Last Post: 07/11/2014 at 09:18

more seed sowing queries

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overwintering solanum rantonnettii

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how to grow Bignonia from seed

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anyone tried taking grevillea cuttings?

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Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 15:03

guess who's hiding in my compost bin

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Last Post: 18/08/2014 at 21:39

can anyone ID this plant please?

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seeds for drought resistant meditteranean plants

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huge-wasp-nest-in-the-hedge

how to get rid of it - and then will the wasps return next year 
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When can I put the geraniums out?

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