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When to prune Arabis alpina "snowcap"

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:11

Hi everyone, bought a few of these a while ago. Had flowers last Spring and it has survived the winter but has gone rather empty in the middle. It's flowering well now and has grown a lot. There some growth in the middle but not much. I really like this plant, evergreen over the winter and a quick grower.

I saw on GW a few weeks ago, one solution is to dig up and split. In my eyes it  doesn't look like a plant that lends itself to that type of treatment. 

I'm just wondering if this plant needs some pruning after it flowers, a bit like Aubriettas.

Thanks for any information.

aldi easter monday.

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 18:50

Didn't see any perennnials at my aldis. Were they beyond saving? I do always have a look at the discount/dead section of gc etc  but I have to think they might survive and they are very cheap for me to buy. All the bedding I have seems very healthy. I do like lobelia, where ever you plant it, looks very pretty.

Think you might be right wrinkly

Spring Spectacular

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 18:03

thanks happymarion, enjoyed looking at these. Not been to the gardens yet but will be doing so later this year, courtesy of the 2 for 1 coupon in gardeners world

buying hard to find seeds

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:25

Some one here gave me this link a while ago.

http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/

Not bought anything  but have spent a while window shopping

Forget me nots

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:21

I grew some from seed last year and planted them out last Autumn. I didn't realise I had them in the garden all ready. All but one survivied this cold weather. I sowed some of the mixed types earlier this year, as I like the look of white ones. They are doing the best out of all my seeds.

I haven't noticed the huge self seeding yet but maybe after this I won't have to grow anymore from seed. If hope they do self seed a lot here I like the idea of using them as ground cover and the thinning out when necessary.

aldi easter monday.

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 16:57

I know what you mean, they will plant them out and then buy some more when they are killed by frosts.That way the major outlets can sell some more. 

I remember the spring was warm and then it started raining

aldi easter monday.

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 19:54

I've bought the discounted  bedding plants from Aldi, at first the price was 10 plants/tray for £1.29 on friday, got 2 trays then (lobelias & violas) and yesterday 79p for a tray, picked up a couple of trays of lobelias.

Tucked up in my coldframes, will be there for a while yet before they even get potted on.

Stupid no............cynical, yes, but at 8p a plant worth a go

Crocus mowing

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 19:22

I would leave them be for a while, as from what i've learnt the foilage feeds the bulbs for next year, same as daffs etc.

no history at all now

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 19:13

I know what you mean Alan, I don't do the email notification thing (tho that's not working either). There is a way of searching on google as well as on here, but can't remember exactly how do it as I can't find the thread/post that told me how to do it.

Hardening off flower seedlings in plastic greenhouse

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:07

Think you doing the right thing re hardening them off slowly. I have seen quite a few seedlings outside in my cold frames, but they are in a very sheltered spot and have been outside before this very cold weather.

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