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Latest posts by happycottontail

Composting Leaves

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 15:04

HJ, have you added to the bag during the year?  That would make the top ones still crispy.

Composting Leaves

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 21:54

This time last year Monty was saying to put them in a plastic bag, add a small amount of water, pierce some holes in the bag and fold the top over loosely.  Certainly worked for me!  Tonight on GW he said put them in an open chicken wire container. so I guess there's more than one way to skin a cat (or make leaf mould)    What do other people do?

Runner Bean White Lady

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 17:24

Thanks for the replies!  Dove, it's a large pot and a small shed, so I don't think that's possible    So I will have to remove the pods from the vine.  Would it be better to dry them off indoors, rather than in the shed?

Runner Bean White Lady

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 15:26

I've left a few pods on these runners, hoping to save some seed to plant next year.  I am still waiting for the pods to turn brown, and I want to use the large pot they are in for tulips.  I had a peep inside one of the pods and there are some very plump white beans inside.  Do I pick them now and dry them off  in the shed?

 The pods are a sort of greeny/black/brown.

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:51

I thought the shoots should be creamy white, roundish and firm if they were still going to flower?

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 21:42

A few weeks ago I bought a lot of crocus corms, but haven't been able to start planting them till today.  The variety Cream Beauty have thin little yellowish brown shoots. Would it be a waste of time to plant them, or is there still hope?

Clematis Polish Spirit

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 10:45

Thank you Obelixx, I will do that.

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Rubyyyy

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:18

David Austin Rose 'Munstead Wood' is a lovely ruby red colour with a wonderful perfume.

Clematis Polish Spirit

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:08

It is about 20'' tall from the top of the compost to its highest tip.  It has 3 stems and is in a 9cm deep pot.  So, plant now, or in a year's time?  One other thing - how far away from the lilac could it be planted?  I'm not sure if I can dig a hole deep enough with all the tree roots around.  Woud it be better to grow it in a deep pot?

Clematis Polish Spirit

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 14:33

Right Obelixx, I shall go out and measure it and report back later!

Discussions started by happycottontail

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

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: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
Replies: 14    Views: 995
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

Replies: 18    Views: 902
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02
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