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Foxgloves and lupins

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 18:59
Wow very impressive I'm totally digging up your garden!
Only joking they are beautiful well done

Foxgloves and lupins

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 17:06
Thanks for the help, I'm going to sow this weekend then and hopefully recreate what I had with the large clump!
My soil is t too bad I mulch it in autumn when the borders are empty and clear I'm going to have to be careful mulching where foxgloves are in case they seed.

Foxgloves and lupins

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 16:58
Hi all, does Anybody have any ideas how to maximise these two plant types? I'm wanting big robust foxgloves and spikes of lupins at the back of my border my lupin at the money is showing signs of a few spikes but it's not on the big side also it's costing me a fortune in foxgloves two years ago I had a mass of foxgloves about 5ft tall in a clump now I've about three tiny apricot coloured foxgloves that don't do Anything on the wow factor of my border! I've bought seeds and was wondering if I sow them now in trays and plant out in sept will I have blooms next summer? Any thoughts guys and what about the lupin should I invest in new plants to bulk up the one existing?

Re start dahlias

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 23:14
I agree too, but patience ha I think us gardeners have little if none I'll try and work on them this weekend

Re start dahlias

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:15
Only put them in and out of a bucket just to invigorate them they've been bone dry since October drying out on newspaper. I usually mist with water once a week starting in feb but not had the chance. I'm optimistic that the change in weather will bring them on. I've removed the parts I found to be soft and damaged and they look ok

Re start dahlias

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:53
I'm going to transfer them into a well lit room this weekend see if that can encourage any growth maybe it is the cold nights last year seemed milder than this

Re start dahlias

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:36
Hi ive noticed my tubers that have been in dry storage over the winter are t showing any signs of new growth the last two years this time of year the had stubly little buds forming. This year nothing ive soaked them to see if that triggers anything by s far nothing they are only three year old tubers quite fair sized ones too any suggestions?

garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:05
A fair bit its in stages divided into three but all equally getting plenty

garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 19:05
17 years I'll get some for tomoz

garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 18:21

I can take some pictures tomoz im going to get some food soon start them off soon but I think im going to have to purchase some new mature plants to fill in the gaps ive noticed and more alliums although Im worried they wont show for me even when I planted them with plenty of gravel under them

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Foxgloves and lupins

Lack of plants  
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Re start dahlias

Dahlia tubers 
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garden plants and nurishment

plant life 
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cottage garden

garden not behaving  
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Video projects

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Joe swifts design app

Anyone know the app name?? 
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Weak supports 
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Foxtail lillies

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will they last? 
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seeds or garden centre plants? 
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carnation cuttings

how to make a new plant from an old one 
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Sweet peas

Sowing seeds 
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Peony problems

None flowering peony's 
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ornamental grasses

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