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Is it too late to plant Anemone Blanda corms?

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 10:46

Fingers crossed Singing Gardener!  We'll have to compare notes in a few months time. I couldn't have planted mine yesterday or today as we are having heavy frosts at the moment.  So I guess you are further south than me.

Is it too late to plant Anemone Blanda corms?

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 11:45

Good advice.  Thanks Joyce!

Is it too late to plant Anemone Blanda corms?

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 11:16

By the way, I live in North Yorkshire  

Is it too late to plant Anemone Blanda corms?

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 11:09

In autumn 2015 I bought some anemone blanda corms but didn't get round to planting them.  I'd intended doing so this year but wasn't able to because of a leg injury.  if I plant them in early January are they still likely to flower in late spring? They've been sitting in the shed all this time.

Treatment for yellow and curling leaves

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 10:41

Yellowing leaves on roses and edges of leaves of Philadelphus curling backwards.  What do these plants need - either now, or in future?

August feed for climbing roses?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 10:36

My climbing rose A Shropshire Lad has almost stopped flowering.  Should I feed it again now, and if so, what sort of feed?

So...............

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:08

Have just spotted this thread, but haven't time to read every post.  To get back to the original question as to why people start answering a question with the word So, I think it probably came over from America.  It started amongst younger people in the business world, and now politicians and interviewers on radio and tv use it all the time.  It's replaced the word Well and annoys me no end.  I've given up shouting Well at the radio every time someone starts a reply with So.

Hints on growing Dianthus, please

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:04

Verdun 

Hints on growing Dianthus, please

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:34

Thanks everyone.  I will get some grit and mushroom compost!

Verdun, can I use mushroom compost when planting any other shrubs or plants, or is it best used just as a mulch?  

Hints on growing Dianthus, please

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 15:30

Last year I planted some Dianthus "Memories".  They flowered well, but then the stems started going white and the leaves shrivelled.  So i cut them back, but although they had a second flush, the flowers were rather tatty.  This spring they still looked awful so I've got rid of them.

I believe they prefer chalky soil, whereas mine is clay.  I have just bought some of the Gran's Favourite variety.  How can i improve their chances of survival?

Thanks in advance,

Happy

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