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Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:24

Hi Verdun, finally got around to answering you!

My plants were growing in a border of very good growing medium, the ordinary soil was bulked up with lots of garden compost, peat, stable manure and washed river sand.

I had been growing two varieties of pink (one Queen Charlotte) and one white one which have grown very well over a few years, I actually had to thin them out last Autumn, so the two WS should also have done well there, but they kicked the bucket!

The survivor was planted in a border facing east to west, much the same soil, only hope it survives the winter, will give it a bit of cover from the rain/wet later!

They were all plug plants, contacted T&M but no reply, Hayloft said they were very difficult to grow, at least they replied more than that other lot did!

 

Cheers

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:10

I once had a prairie garden here in Gloucester but had to give it up, the buffalo or (PC bison) kept stampeding all over it when being chased by Injuns!

 

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 19:51

Wild Swan has finally flowered, two miserable little flowers, to say i'm underwhelmed is an understatement after about three season of trying and lots of plants and free replacement ones as well!

Managed to get three plants to actually live and actually grow away strongly this year, then August time two of them rotted and turned to mush, the one survivor gave a single stem with the two flowers on!

Don't know if the survivors were supplied by T&M or Hayloft but it must have cost them a fortune in replacement plants and postage, as well as good will, as I have not bought any plants from either of them since!

Asters.To split or not

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:23

Hi,

I split mine into a single stem/root after flowering every year and dump the left overs!

This way there is plenty of air around the plants and "no mildew".

And they grow much larger flower heads into the bargain!

 

cheers!

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 00:40

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Have just transplanted 48 small mixed salvia plants which were grown from cuttings, they have a  really extensive root system!

Also have lots of Echinacea seedlings from seed saved from named varieties are now germinating.

The seeds and cuttings  were sown/rooted in a mixture of finely riddled pure peat and washed river sand, six of peat to one of sand which gives a nice open mixture!

They were all kept in the greenhouse!

Hope they continue as they have started!

Pick Axe

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:56

Hammer it down hard a few times, then soak it over night in water to swell the shaft that will ensure it is tight!

My father always did this with both sledge hammers and pick axe before he used them!

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 21:28

Re T & M,

Avoid them like the plague for plants, they send out dead  or ones covered in slime and after a bit of a ho ha they refund the cost of the plants but not the carriage which is a fiver, though you eventually get that as well if you persevere!

J Parker are exactly the same.

I have had too much hassle from both of them this year, so will never order from them in future!

 

sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:41

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They are as tough as old boots and they root very easily,  hard or semi hardwood cuttings will do now!

New Allotment but what to grow now?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:04

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Keep on top of the weeds, easier said than done, they break the spirit of newbies on our plots so they give up!

Good gardening!

 

Agapanthus

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:00

Hi,

I bought Queen Mum plants in 9cm pots, it took them over 3 years to get the first flower on each!

Thought I might get my pension before they flowered, this year  they have flowered for the first time!

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