Latest posts by ladygardener2

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 12:15

I agree with GemmaJF about the Viper's Bugloss, bees love it. They also love Cosmos and single Dahlia in the summer time. Early in the year, Crocus are great for attracting Bees and I might suggest you plant the little bulbs this autumn as they bloom early, they are one of the first flowers I see bees arriving on Maggie Jones.

Moving an acer

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 18:25

It's surely worth trying to move it although I'm sure some people would say, leave it and treat yourself to a new one. However, I've read of several people who have moved their Acer before it starts to come properly into leaf. I'd dig it up now for it to stand the best chance. Taking as much soil around the roots as you possibly can and keep it well watered after you've put it into it's new container. Good luck, do let us know how you get on.

Cerinthe Seeds

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:29

I've never soaked them in my life and save and grow them every year. Such a brilliant plant to have in the garden and the bees adore them.

whats best?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:43

I've heard that too but have always grown mine in MPC.

whats best?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 17:37

In my garden one does as well as the other but the benifit of planting in pots is that I can move them around when they're in bloom so I can easily smell them. I always have a pot in bloom by the front door for weeks on end.

Pinching out sweet peas - once or multiple times?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:25

I usually only do them once as well. With that, I would get perhaps 2 more strong shoots appearing from below. That'll give each seedling 3 good stems to bear flowers. I've been growing them for donkeys years.

Clumps of crocus with no flowers

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:30

They look like Crocus to me. Feed this year and as you say, if they don't flower next year divide them up.


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 17:41

I never see any sign of mine until at least April, plenty of time yet. I give mine a feed with Tomato food a few times during the growing season and they do produce flowers but I've cut them off before now because I think they can take away from the beauty of the plant itself.

Talkback: How to sow seeds indoors

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:05

I've done the foil thing myself and I think it works. Interesting that the video is 11 years old, just shows you that good advice lasts.

leaf mould

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:59

You're lucky to have a clean source, leaf mould is wonderful although as Buttercupdays says,  a lot of leaves make such a little bit of useable organic material at the end. I have some at my allotment and will be using it on my potted Hydrangeas and the Acer.

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