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Tulips and daffs dieing back

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 11:45

When you dig out the bulbs and put them out of the way in a bucket, do they have to be covered with soil until the leaves go yellow?  AND, are you supposed to feed bulbs in pots or borders that have finished flowering but still have green leaves?   

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 08:27

Not to worry Landlubber, we all know what you mean 

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 08:04

Wow yarrow2, what a great contribution to this thread!  Lovely to have all the pics with such detailed information about the plants   I shall have to look out for some old tin baths!  

Ericsmum, I've just put 3 black plastic pots of lilium regale into spaces in my border.  I bury them about 2 inches into the soil so they don't get blown over.

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:05

So interesting to hear what you are all growing - such a variety!  Chicky, I love your group of pots - my favourite colours too!  Has anyone else got photos of last summer's containers.  The things I have permanently in pots are lilies, agapanthus, roses, hydrangea and clematis.  I like to ring the changes with  different plants and colours most summers.  Last year my two pots of tuberous begonias were fantastic so I have bought more of those this year.  Am also trying pelargoniums for the first time. 

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:57

Having been totally underwhelmed by most of the GW mag's ideas for summer containers, I thought we might share some ideas and pics of what has or hasn't worked in the past, and what we're planning for this year. Do you prefer just one variety in a pot ( easy option! ), or are you good at mixtures?  Last year I tried Isotoma on their own, but after a few weeks they looked messy as they are a real chore to try and deadhead.

Anyone have damage from last night's tulmultous weather?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 09:08

My clematis Prince Charles shoots have taken a battering - lots of broken ones and sad, shrivelling leaves  

Photo problems

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:34

I tried to attach a photo to a forum post yesterday and a box came up saying: radupload ajax callback error JavaScript invalid content message, and a whole lot more gobbledy gook.  The computer screen froze and there was no visible exit button to click on.  I tried everything I could think of without success, including trying to force quit the application.  I came back to it later, tried Safari Quit Safari, and the message and the GW page disappeared.  Everything was back to normal, much to my relief.

Has anyone else had a similar message when trying to attach a photo to a post?

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:08

I'm sorry if I've offended anyone, I didn't mean to.  But I agree with pansyface and SwissSue.  I am a royalist myself and have enjoyed all the baby updates and pictures on the BBC News website. I realise that the gardening community here often likes to chat about other subjects and that is fair enough.  I suppose all I have to do is to ignore those particular threads! 

I have been without computer access for nearly two months, at a time when I had so many gardening questions I needed answers to, so it's good to be back!

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 21:48

Right, let's get back to gardening shall we, and leave the royal baby comments for Facebook and Twitter? 

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:01

What a brilliant idea, thanks Verdun! 

Discussions started by happycottontail

Overwintering begonia tubers

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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 17:43

New bulb storage

In the dark or light? 
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Last Post: 29/10/2015 at 18:36

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 
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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
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