hollie hock

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Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 08:54

Will turn the radio over, thanks Dove

How quickly do bulbs reproduce?

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 10:20

Good question. Like you my crocus are doing well, they've been in the ground 3 years and this year I've really noticed the number of shoots popping up. Snowdrops do well with splitting every couple of years maybe that will help your numbers.

Never heard of chipping daffs

Inspiration needed for large planter - what should I plant?

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 08:45

Aubretia would look good to soften the edges

Ideas and Suggestions

Posted: 10/02/2018 at 09:00

Dicentra do well for me in a shady spot. Can fill a space but the roots are easily removed, I have the light pink and it flowered for ages last year, the bees found it as well.

When to start planting seeds

Posted: 10/02/2018 at 08:33

Some perennials might but the vast majority will flower the next year. Sometimes seed packets say that they will flower the same year like gardillias, I've also had rudebekkias and catananche that have done  well but on the whole perennials take the year to get established.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 18:39

I got tired after the 4 days of solid painting Learning curve, sounds like a big project. Did spend a couple of hours outside, repotted some last year neglected foxgloves. Wont flower this year but they will go in the ground later on. Pleased to see that the crocus I planted 3 years ago have really bulked up and spread. Got plans to move things around a bit

It's cold and sunny tomorrow so might wrap up and get on with a few jobs, lots of things sprouting.

Cut Flower patch

Posted: 07/02/2018 at 19:54

Rudebekias make good cut flowers, some have nice long stems and have such fab colours

Bowles mauve

Posted: 04/02/2018 at 19:44

Cuttings are dead easy. You need to find a non flowering stem, remove most of the leaves so 3" in length and stick in a pot out of direct sunshine.I cover mine for a bit but you don't have to.  I've taken cuttings off old plants Sandra  have go when it's a bit warmer

Bowles mauve

Posted: 04/02/2018 at 19:25

I keep cutting the flower heads off when they get long and new shoots keep growing.Seems to make the plant bushier and stops it getting woody too quickly. I get maybe 2 years out of mine, so take cuttings as way of replacing the tired plant.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/02/2018 at 19:07

The most I've done is bring a tray of half hardy Salvia Blaze seedling inside, not ever grown them before. Meant to be half hardy but frost is expected tonight and they have done well to survive so far.

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Move it now?

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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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