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Fitted Kitchen Prices

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 18:53

Blackest found this link to customers who bought from them. What a right shower of s*** they are" (excuse my French - rhymes with 'foot',  honest!) 

Ceanothus dead

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 18:38

Do not give up just yet. Winter before last I lost several due to the very cold weather, but several produced late new growth low down that didn't show until late May. I cut them back to just above the new buds and they have recovered. 

David Austin Roses

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 08:27

Beginning of September, take 10" cuttings, pencil thick, and place them in a narrow trench, only 2" showing above the surface, with 1" of sharp sand at the bottom, and leave for 15 months, after which they will be ready to plant out. take 3 cuttings for each one you need, for insurance. That way you are bound to have some to give away!


Iris Katharine Hodgkin

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 22:07

They are bulbs. . 

Iris Katharine Hodgkin

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 18:52

Thanks, Berghill.  I'll stick a label in the middle of a clump for now. 

David Austin Roses

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 18:50

That's a good price! Last year I was paying around £13. 

I have just potted up rooted cuttings of several David Austin roses, struck in autumn 2011 in a bed, now ready to be planted out. Three 'the New Dawn', three Shropshire Lad, and one Compassion. I have several other roses ex cuttings, now fully established, and more cuttings taken last autumn, hopefully to be ready this time next year. 

info on celendine plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:56

PS: answering your origianl question - if you are talking about Greater Celandine, it is quite tricky to germinate, surprisingly. But if you buy one or two, they should self seed with abandon. 

A bit of advice on a couple of plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:41

Yep! 90% - 100% success rate. Just leave the pot in a fairly shady spot. they should have rooted in 6 weeks. 

info on celendine plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:38

Excuse the word 'bullets' in my earlier message. I meant to say bulblets!! Freudian slip 

info on celendine plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:37

There are two quite different plants called celandine, and they are from two quite distinct genuses. Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria - a member of the buttercup family) is a nasty little thug, spreading like mad in lawns via seed and bullets. I am still fighting a battle with it in MIL's garden. this is year 3 and I have just zapped  tiny shoots, and will do so weekly for teh next two months. I will not let a single one flower, so that no more seed is produced. I am nearly there in getting rid of it, maybe this year, maybe next.

The other  is the Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus, a member of the poppy family. It is grown as a herbal / homeopathic plant in wild gardens, and spreads readily by seed like any poppy, but does not invade lawns like the lesser Celandine, and I bet there are times when it wishes it had a different common name!!!



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