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Latest posts by happycottontail

Keeping Cosmos Flowering for Wedding

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 10:42

Helen, are you wanting to use them as cut flowers for your wedding or the reception, rather than just to make your garden look floriferous?

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 10:37

I bought three dahlias of the "Happy Days" series from B&Q in June as space fillers and they have been fantastic, growing to over 2' with masses of blooms. They still have lots of buds, but I need to dig them up to plant bulbs. The first plant has been removed and transferred to a pot, but it didn't have tubers, only roots.  Is this a new annual form?

"Plant in ericaceous compost" not specific enough!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 14:46

I have an azalea 'snow pearl' to plant and I have some ericaceous compost, but being new to this game, I need to know how much ericaceous compost I need to put beneath and around this shrub. Please enlighten me!

Agapanthus

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 09:09

Sky Rocket is obviously made of sterner stuff Dove and benefitted from the bubblewrap blanket.  Do you have a photo of it in bloom this summer?

Agapanthus

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 23:00

Well, if you want some advice straight from the horse's mouth ...... I was at Harrogate Flower Show today and went to ask the lady on Hoyland Plants about caring for Agapanthus in pots, because I had bought 3 Arctic Star plants from them at the Spring Show.  She said to put them under cover (shed/garage, greenhouse etc) in November and keep them dry.  Don't water them at all.  But it may depend on the variety you are growing and where you live.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:47

Yes, a good plug from Monty for Harrogate Flower Show.  It rained most of the day, which meant I got to go home a bit early, as I was on the final shift in the Perennial Plant Creche and nearly all the plants had been collected half an hour before closing time 

anyone growing thalictrum splendide

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:39

I've bought 3 of these plants at Harrogate Flower Show today.  I think they will need support when bigger, but wonder if I could plant them where they could get support from other plants, as I don't want to use stakes.  Any ideas?

 

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:08

I spoke too soon    I think they must come very early in the morning, cause I haven't seen them since that first day.  The CDs obviously haven't put them off.

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:03

Well, today I have ordered a lean to wood and polycarbonate growhouse from  the Greenfingers website.  It comes as a flat pack, so that will be a challenge...

Essential reading/subscriptions for a new Gardener

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:13

As well as The Garden (RHS) and GW, I also subscribe to The English Garden and find that each of these complements the other two.

Discussions started by happycottontail

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 11:13

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 22:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20

Muscari dilemma

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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02

Pesky pigeons

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Last Post: 29/07/2014 at 00:41

Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 21:15

Surprise tomato plant!

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 20:06

Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 19:36

Hebe Purple Pixie

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 18:00

Japanese Anemone not happy

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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 14:14

Agastache Black Adder

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 09:13

What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 11:20
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