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Ideas for some instant Autumn colour please

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 11:33

christopher what cannas hav you grown this sumer.mine hav not flowered and the leaves hav been lookin very tatty. i just put it down to the poor wether.

Ideas for some instant Autumn colour please

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 13:06

i would definetly recomend chrysanths to any new gardener. they give a great splash of colour at this time of year. easy to propagate and nice and hardy

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 13:04

figrat thank you for the photo inow seem to remember reading about it in the ocal paper last yera. was he not on one of those channel4 tvshows, the lady wife seems to remember seeing it a few years ago and saying that weshould go and have a looke.joslow i have collected some seeds from my eucomis but i then reed that it takes 5 ysera for them to flower so i wondereed if you could grow them another way, i may try chritophe2 idea of looking for bulbets as that seems much quicker.why would i need to press ignore.


Posted: 26/09/2012 at 14:32

i agree about the pepper it has worked very wel for me.

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Posted: 26/09/2012 at 14:26

figrat thank you so much for suggetin that i checked the opening times, the lady wife phoned them this morning and they told her that they have stopped opening for this year so we have saved ourselves a wasted journey.i will have to put a note on the calender so that we remember to go next year.christopher2 i have had some joy growing eucomis this year and had some admiring comments frm my nieghbours i wonder if you had ever propagated these has i had heard that you can do it by cutting up the leaves but when i tried it they just rootted.

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Posted: 25/09/2012 at 12:31

firat thankyou for your suggestions I have had a look at a map and it seems that the garden you recomended is abot hour and a half from me so i will suggest to the lady wife that she makes a picnic and go out there on the next nice day.christophe2 i have made a not of all your plants i do not think i will have room for all of them in mygarden but i will see what i can find i have had some news about the chance of a job so i will be putting the nursery idea o hold for a few days intil i have heard wether i have a chance with that as the pay is ok.maudinthegren what mistake did i make.sotongeoff were is the edit feature.

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Posted: 25/09/2012 at 10:23

hellochristoper2 i just wanted to thankyou again for the advice that you gacev me it has given me a lot to think about, i am not sure that i can achieve what you did as i keep adding up the costs and it seems too much to make a profit but i woll have a rethink about how to go about there a limit to how frequently you vcan post on here as i did not see that when i signed up.i ave enjoyed reading the info on this website and it has given me some new ideas for my garden.obviously i will have to ask the good lady wife before i make any such changes if i want my shirts ironed ans dinner on the table. i am thining about putting some grasses in my garden do you have any suggestions of one that will like the south west.

Talkback: Taking geranium cuttings

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 16:54

christoher2 thanks so much for the advice, I am in Exmouth so if we have a mild winter it should be ok here. I do grow my own plants and i suppose i could divide a lot more plants in the garden to start to stock the nursery.i am trying to decide whether to concentrat on bedding plants or to go for more expensive main concern is not pricing so low that i do not make a profit and also how i am going to find the customers as i do not live on a busy street.

cheers Keith

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Posted: 21/09/2012 at 15:05

Christopher2 I am interested in starting my own nursery and wonder if you could pass on some advice. What were your top sellers and what sort of margins did you work to. Is there any  tips that you can pass on?


Posted: 17/09/2012 at 14:46

I hear that they were popular during the war.

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