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Stupid weather!

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:15

You have a very nice neighbour, Noob! And you sound like me, itching to get out there and get muddy

Apparently come Monday of next week, we are reaching the heady heigjts of 13 degrees C - brace yourselves and get out the Tshirts.

bulbs throughout the seasons

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:12

Thanks Geoff. Won't they come up in Summer if I plant now though? 

bulbs throughout the seasons

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:06

oh, I forgot to mention that in the fututr, when I'm more organised (!) I will try to sow my annual meadow in Autumn rather than in Spring, so ideally I am looking for bulbs/corms that don't need lifting, dividing etc in early Spring, as this would disrupt my seeds.

bulbs throughout the seasons

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:00


I am making up my first meadow using Cornfield Annual seeds, on a totally new oval bed surrounded by plum slate, in a small urban garden.

Since the annuals will be dying back around Autumn-ish, I'm guessing, I'd love to underplant the bed with bulbs that'll be coming up late Summer/Autumn. Can I plant these now, before I sow my meadow seed, or is it too early? Other than autumn flowering, self-naturaling cyclamens, I have no clue about other autumn flowering bulbs, so any input is very welcome!

The site is in full sun, by the way, and well-drained.

Many thanks

Best dwarf pear or apple?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 14:56

Oh no Peter, that really sucks!

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 14:55

Ok, thanks to both! Yes, Wisley is very dear...


RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 22:03

Having recently been burnt by Crocus with a really abysmal quality of plants, I am now more reluctant to buy what I can't first see, online...but I'm also so tempted by sites that seem to offer all the plants I desperately want and my garden centre doesn't stock!

Has anyone had either good or bad experiences with the RHS Online Plant Shop, by any chance? Being RHS sort of gives a (possibly) false sense of security that it is problem-free...any advice very welcome


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:55

wonder what colour your rhododendron will be - exciting

Best dwarf pear or apple?

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:53

Thanks all - and for the online nursery time - has been bookmarked

Best dwarf pear or apple?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:35

Thanks Bob - I'll have to learn to be patient then

Dove, that's really useful to know - I tried the nursery you recommended, but they had run out of most stock (probably because I am very late in ordering and they are good!) - good advice about Coxes - have heard so much negative stuff about this variety that I've decide to give the a miss - and yes, I am famous for writing essays which I then delete in a heartbeat!

Thanks Salino - I actually decided to order a dwark M27 Red falstaff in the end - great recommendation it sounds like a good all-rounder and not too difficult for a novice like me. I also have a crab apple close by, so am hoping this will make the Falstaff yield even better in subsequent years.

Thanks to everyone for your advice - it felt good to order my first ever fruit tree today

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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