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Tree Lilly bulbs not growing.

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:23

If your planting NEW Lilly bulbs then there is a time period to plant them and definately not in winter. Once they have established over a season then,of course, they will survive the rigours of winter. But this will depend on if they are planted in a well drained soil as they will just rot in very wet winter conditions if you do not prep the soil properly 

Tree Lilly bulbs not growing.

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 22:56

I planted some in early May this year and they are just showing growth. If you planted them too early ie: in a cold stretch of weather, then they could be delayed in showing signs of growth due to this. New Lilly bulbs are normally plated no early than  March/April

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:03

Hi Alan

The 5th photo of your Day Lillys, is that Day Lilly called Bertie Ferris ? I had some delivered online from a good plant supplier and they look very similar to the one in your photo 

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Posted: 20/06/2017 at 23:39

Clematis Mrs CholmondeleyGeum Totally Tangerine just flower on and on My shady boarder with Heuchera's and Ferns 

Asiatic lilies are blooming 

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Posted: 20/06/2017 at 23:27

Jobs You Hate Doing

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 19:59

Cutting the tops and sides of my neighbours conifers (meaning, I would never have one in my garden unless a neighbour decides) 

De-weeding after a holiday break( I don't really call it weeding as it regaining my garden back after 2 weeks of neglect) 

Apart from them, I just love gardening☀️☀️🌷🌷🌷😀😀😀so most thing are choice and not a chore 

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 16:52

I will try again 

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 16:50

I have never posted pictures of my garden on ,here, so I thought, it's such a lovely day then why not. 

Hope you like my garden 

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 19:41

Euphorbia - because for some strange reason certain ones struggle in my garden

Spirea - because I had to dig out about 20 mature ones when I arrived in my house 

lady's mantle - because they never leave the garden even if you have only planted kind 10 years ago 

Erinchea - Purple cone flower because it lives and dies too quickly

Alpine viola - as I can't get rid of it

Brambles - as they would survive the next ice age 😄

Lawn feeding

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 23:51


Tbh, I have never had a great problem using a spreader. From what you have stated you have a large lawn to treat. I would suggest only doing an small area, possibly stringing out part of your lawn so that you concentrate the feed. I have a long curved lawn that sometimes can create a problem using a spreader. I would just take your time and ensure that you don't overdose. If some of your lawn does get a little too much of feed and weed it will not kill your lawn 

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