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Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 19:18

Each year me and my little boy plant giant sunflower seeds and compete to see who can grow the tallest (he always wins!).

This year I'd also like to plant a couple of alternate varieties as well, perhaps something a different colour. Can anyone recommend any varieties that have grown well for them please?

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 01:01

discodave, yes I got them all planted up into pots soon after starting this thread. Im hoping the recent cold spell will have triggered some growth, but nothing showing yet.

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 10:51

Planted up 12 large pots of tulip & daff bulbs today. A few daff bulbs had gone soft & squidgy so I discarded those. But most had sprouted and looked like they wanted to grow.

Thanks again.

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:22

kins557, your better starting a new thread or your question will get missed.

 

Thanks for the advice, Im going to pot them up tomorrow.

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 14:51

Ok, so I could plant them into pots now, and they will grow but not flower. But they may flower next year?

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 14:45

Ive got quite a few Tulip & Daffodil bulbs left over that I didnt get around to planting last Autumn. They have been stored indoors in a cardboard box, and are in good condition.

Is it too late to plant them out into tubs? If so, will they keep till this Autumn?

My Garden 2012

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 14:27
jacqui whitmore wrote (see)

You wont believe this.They are lenghs of plastic skirting board left over from our conservatory which was erected 10 years ago.At the time i had little money so i used anything left over,however wood would probably look better, when the grass grows slightly it hides it.At least it wont rot!!

Thanks Jacqui. 

Which sand for soil improvement?

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 14:25

Thanks Bob. I have a tonn bag left over from my block paved driveway project, I shal put it to use.

Cheers

dead tree fungi

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:46

I dont know if thats honey fungus. But be careful if you have a dead Cherry tree as they are prone to Honey fungus.

I had a lovely old cherry tree but I suspected it had HF as the privet hedge next to it was dying off gradually each year. I didnt want to lose my hedge do I dug out the tree along with the dying hedge and replaced the soil, and planted new hedging.

 

The traditional product for killing off HF is no longer sold as such, but it has now ben relabled and sold as patio cleaner. Think it was called Armillatox, though Jayes Fluid is supposed to treat it as well.

Which sand for soil improvement?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:26

Im replacing my lawn this year and want to rotavate some sand into the heavy soil to help with drainage. Would regular grit sand from builders merchants be suitable?

 

Thanks. 

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