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Latest posts by happycottontail

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:57

Nasturtiums, especially the cream and peach coloured ones.  So versatile and easy to grow too - just poke them in the soil where you need some ground cover, or into a pot where they can trail beautifully, or use climbing varieties to cover a trellis.  Job done!

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 13:53

Great idea obelixx!

Tete a tete daffodils in small pots from the garden centre

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 09:25

Thank you Berghill - you've made my day!  

Tete a tete daffodils in small pots from the garden centre

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 21:13

Berghill, when I knocked the bulbs out of their pots, the roots were so intertwined that I decided to plant them into various empty plant pots.  But because I did it this morning, I hadn't seen the latest posts, so I didn't bury the green shoots, and I'm not sure how well they will do.  I didn't expect them to last beyond next spring.

Tete a tete daffodils in small pots from the garden centre

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 22:27

I have been doing the SR bulb lasagne thing in a huge plastic pot where I grew my runners in the summer. I planted two layers of tulips (40 bulbs in all), and then found I still had plenty of room at the top for a 3rd layer, but no more bulbs left to plant.  So off to the GC where I bought 5 very small plastic pots, each containing 3 or 4 well sprouted tete a tete daffodils, with leaves about 3" high and some buds already showing, and all the bulbs sitting well above the compost level.  The roots are nearly 3" long and probably slightly interwoven.  Would I kill them if I split them up before planting in the pot?  I'm afraid that if I plant them in their present clumps, the tulips underneath will not have so much room to spread out evenly over the surface of the pot. What would you do?

Anemone Coronaria

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 21:16

Thanks Ginglygangly - I feel more hopeful now!  As I planted them between 3 and 4 inches deep, I am worried that another layer of either mulch or strulch on top may be too much for them.  They may give up growing before they reach the surface.  But ....... I'm in North Yorks (Harrogate), so we might have a long winter of frozen soil and without a layer of mulch, they may not survive!    Oh dear, decisions, decisions!

Anemone Coronaria

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 17:57

Thanks, Bob. so that they aren't resting on my clay soil, I have cocooned them in a mixture of mpc and grit.  I shall just have to keep everything crossed.  If they don't perform I shall have to try a raised bed.  I wonder if anyone has tried growing them in pots?  And whether that is more successful?

 

Anemone Coronaria

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 17:26

 

 

 

 

nutcutlet wrote (see)

I don't have much success with these.

Well that's encouraging, nut  

I don't know what strulch is

It's an organic mulch made from straw: straw + mulch = strulch 

It's widely advertised in garden mags, nut.  You could google it to find out more about it.

 

Anemone Coronaria

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 14:13

I finally got the last ones in yesterday.  Should I mulch them?  If so, would strulch be ok?

Anemone Coronaria

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 22:44

I'm worried that I may have planted mine too deep at around 3-4"  Will they still come up? And if I'm supposed to mulch them that would mean they have even further to get to the surface.  

Also I am wondering if anyone else on the forum has grown these, and whether they have mulched them?

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