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Latest posts by happycottontail

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.

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:08

So far, so good...shhh!

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:53

Oh jatnikapyar, what a shame!  

fidgetbones, I had the same idea, and there are now 4 CDs swinging in the tree.  We'll see if that has any effect. 

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:34

I thought you were supposed to stone the crows, not shoot them!  ( not that I would do either) 

Fidgetbones, I picked and cut into two large rosyish apples and the pips were still white, not brown.  I thought pip colour was a good indication of ripeness.  And tasting a bit confirmed they were not ready.    They are a sweet eating apple, but I'm not sure which variety.

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:50

I have a small apple tree, but it is laden with lovely eating apples not quite ready to harvest.  Today I disturbed 2 enormous black birds calmly sitting in the tree and pecking at my apples, and about 5 or 6  fell to the ground when I chased the birds away.    Any ideas to prevent this happening?

Discussions started by happycottontail

White Dianthus "Memories"

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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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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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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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