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Some of my new Tulips

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:30

Looks really pretty, didn't realise that you can get a perenial version. I'm very excited about growing this plant........thanks gardengirl for the seeds

Think I admired this plant before and just not realised what is was

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:23

Evening everyone,

Gardengirl, thanks for the pic, great to see that it's come up, first time we've divided bare roots. How's the timelapse camera going?

I normally like the apprentice but wasn't at all impressed with last nights, I'm going to give it another ago to see if they settle no way would I want to be in the same room as any of them......all ego

Strange looking guy TT, surely he must either do his own plucking or waxing to get that effect? It's not a natural look........

I'm about to start, what I call semi retirement, going part time, already feel a lot more relaxed and happier


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:36

That is exciting welshonion, not seen one myself yet but OH to hear them, screeching,definatley the sound of summer for me

bee flies

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:29

patty, i only came to know them last year, they are small furry and tend to hover around. They have a long probosis, bit like a butterflies when they feed on plants.


Not my pic, this is what they look like.

I've seen a quite a few bumblies around as well. Duck eggs are very tasty

Some of my new Tulips

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:22

Lovely pictures. Really nice colours Aliesh and that's before they have opened.

I've got a few tulips here, some out and some just coming through, they started their lives in pots and gradually got planted out, they are coming back from last year. Don't know that much about tulips, think the fancier types might need a bit more looking after.  Is that the honesty to the left of them?

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:06

Hi artjak, all hints and tips grateful received I don't buy any papers but do put a lot of the paper bills in there (I have a darlek type composter), so will do the scrunching in future.

Gold1locks, is the stirrer any good?

Glamis Castle Walled Garden Restoration project

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:50

Will have a look scotkat

Glamis Castle Walled Garden Restoration project

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:21

Hi scotkat, looks a lovely place to be

I would like to donate, not sure what the project is needing? I have an abudance of seeds. No doubt will have some spare plants as well


propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:03

Always thought that you had to choose a non flowering stem, which can be a bit hard to find on these plants. The two I have are flowering again, bit woody so will be worth a go. Thanks for tip re the leaf joint

Clematis montana to cover a 5' high fence

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:23

I inherited a montana rubens, think all of them grow into big plants, but really easy to keep in check or train where you want them to go. Mine started out on the shed has now covered a trellis and is inching it's way across the fence

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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