Jean Genie

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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.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:04


Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:02

Just googled Star of Yelta.

It's on my list.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 16:55

Geoff ,  I haven't grown any of those except flying saucers which I really love.  but if you've got room , I would grow some of each of them. I'm no genius but I thought they were very easy to grow. All mine successfully germinated and I ended up having to give some away.

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 16:49

Oooh - sounds nice. Forgot to mention - I didn't sow mine until the end of March last year. Once they're up they grow like triffids.

We have light rain here but think it's going to turn heavy. It's gone really dark.

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 16:41

Bjay - just half an hour should do it . No need to chit them. That's all I did last year and they all came up.

Which ones are they ? I sowed Flying Saucers . They were lovely.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 16:25

Lovely photos and brill idea.  Will see if I can get some tomorrow , weather permitting.

The new border isn't finished yet but may take some before and after pics.

It's a bit baldy at the moment though.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 16:20

Right - that is my lot for today. Just a little bit left to in one of the borders to weed but we have spotty rain.  It was forecast for today though.

Sown Canary creepers , oriental poppies (dwarf allegro). sweet sultan,rudbeckia,echinacea and the cosmos seeds I saved from my plants last year. Good job I 've got that extra heated propagator.

All for my bumble bee border. Getting very excited now.  All taking shape.

I think I'm going to have another heavy date with Mr Radox  - knackered now.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 13:23

Phew  Back in for sausage sarnie. Water feature now has electrics  Not up and running yet though - needs a something or other to work extension. He's out there doing blokey stuff . Found some self seeding plants but no sign of the poppies yet . Taking me ages to cultivate soil around all the babies  but only a bit more to do and then sowing canary creepers and some bits and bobs.

Bargain, Geoff.  Good idea on the thread as well.

Bunny, I can't begin to imagine what Olive smells like.

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Strange fungus in house plant.

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Thank you very much !

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Missing Lillies.

Already potted the others. 
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Begonia tubers

Sprouting seeds. 
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Can I move bulbs now?

Renovating border. 
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Tacca Chantieri (Bat Flower)

Has anyone grown one ? 
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Jasmine Polyanthum

What do do with it. 
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Lets hear it for the houseplants.

Indoor gardening. 
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Pruning Sambucus in Autumn

Had to repot 
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Iris rhizomes

Seed compost ? 
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Can anyone identify this plant please ?

Lost label. 
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Seline, Jack Flash.

First year flowering perennial ? 
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Plants and shrubs in containers.

When to stop feeding. 
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Winter pansies.

Why have some collapsed ? 
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Fat ball residue.

What lies beneath ! 
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