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Jean Genie


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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:36

 Sorry - only wanted a little rain

Olive would be welcome but no entrails thanks.

Morning Geoff.

Missing Lillies.

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:33

I potted up some Mont Blanc lillies just over a week ago and could have sworn I had bought 2 packets of bulbs.

Well I did and I've just found them in the vegetable box.

Would it be alright to disturb the other ones that are already potted up as they were meant to be be all planted together or does anyone think they may have started to root ? I usually set lillie bulbs on their sides with a little grit under them as I have had problems with rot in the past.

Any advice, anyone ?

Thanks Jean.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:25

Coffee break. Send some my way Bunny.

Olive's tales make me laugh.

The sun's trying to break through here.  Hope it clears for later so I can finished that border . Just found the missing bag of lillies  Not sure what to do now so I'm going to post a question.

Hey- ho - me and my memory.

Also read the forecast for the w/end - not looking good  but no snow .

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 07:46

Sorry - that should have been later on in the year.

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 07:43

I think everybody on the forum knows about the decline of our bees and most of us are doing our level best to help our little friends.

This year, I am planning a new border specifically with the bees in mind. I noticed just how many of them visited the same border last year as it was predominantly planted with Johnsons Blue so it gave me the idea.

I've divided it now to make space for single flowering plants which will give them a helping hand. I have some more hardy geraniums to go in and have started off Cosmos, Echinacea,Rudbeckia,Oriental poppy Dwarf Allegro and an annual that seems to have been forgotten as of late - Sweet Sultan (Amberboa Moschata )

I also have trellis panels at the back of this border so have sown Canary Creeper up to now and also have some single flowered Clematis .

I am really looking forward to this project and am looking forward to later on in the if everything  goes to plan.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 07:25

Good morning Gary, and those yet to arise.

Rain here too but glad in a way as I agree with Gary - nothing beats rainwater for settling plants in and I've transplanted a lot the past few days.

Due to the lack of it lately, I'm running quite low now. I usually water all my houseplants with rainwater but have now had to resort to tap water and keep what little I have left for my carnivorous plants  Could do with just one massive downpour followed by a week of sunshine.

Housework for me today and hopefully later it will brighten up a bit so I can finish the last bit of of scruffy border where I spotted slug damage.

They're on their way folks.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:41

Hi Dean Hows your Jock- Box ?  You do realise you are never going to live that down !

Felt like that all day today - loads of plants coming through. I always feel like I can sense Spring coming.

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:38

No haven't Geoff - it looks nice though

Bjay , I always find them in the baskets  Obviously the birds.

Speaking of birds, spent an ''interesting'' half hour removing the fat ball residue from the ground underneath them.  Wish there was a solution to that.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:13

Mine went skyward and climbed the chains  In all fairness though I just left them to it . Quite liked the effect.

 

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:07

I put some odd ones in the hanging baskets but it's a bit of a dilemma . I read that morning glories don't like rich soil or feeding so........

To be honest , I had a few flowers but not that many. The others did far better as I didn't feed.

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Thank you very much !

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