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Learning about Tulip bulbs

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:46

I was disappointed with my Florentine tulip bulb collection I purchased from Sarah Ravens website. I planted them deep in large pots but not many of them flowered, but those that did were lovely. I mixed them with daffs & crocus but next year I'll plant tulips on their own as the dying daff leaves spoilt the look of the tulip display.


Not sure whether to leave them potted as they are for next year, or scrap them and buy fresh this autumn?


Last edited: 16 June 2016 14:48:06

Wildflower Meadow

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:32

Claire, Pictorial Meadows is a good place to start, they provide the wild flower seeds for local councils around Sheffield who sow them on grass verges and roundabouts etc. As well as selling seeds they also sell wild flower turf..


http://pictorialmeadows.co.uk

Last edited: 05 June 2016 22:33:30

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 13:48

Im leaving those areas of the lawn uncut as its considered better for wildlife, bugs, birds etc. At some point I will cut it but I don't know when, though I expect Ill let it grow again. I am keeping the path and edge regularly mowed, and I regularly edge the lawn. That way it looks intentional, and not neglected.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 17:15

Im still leaving my lawn uncut, except for a mowed curved path through the centre, and a mowed border...


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:43

Just added some planting to the small border on my front block paved driveway. It now has hyrdangea, box balls,crocosmia, lupins, salvias and foxgloves. A couple of foxgloves have self seeded at the front of the border and I shall leave them be..


Last edited: 27 May 2016 16:45:13

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:35

I would post photos of the border I've planted up today, but this new look forum has decided it doesn't want to allow me to post photos from my laptop. Nor will it allow me to post photos from photobucket. Extremely frustrating.


Well after much grief having to resize them I've finally managed it. The file size restriction is extremely inconvenient.


 

Last edited: 27 May 2016 16:42:07

Planting a large Wildlife Pond

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:38

Steve, i'd love to see some more photos of your pond, it looks amazing.

Leggy Magnolia Susan

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:48

My Magnolia Susan is becoming a bit leggy, and the flowers tend to only appear at the top of the plant. Its about 6ft tall and I'm wondering if it should be pruned this summer?


Any tips on pruning magnolia please?


Forum changes now live

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 11:31
Bonsai-Marc says:

still half a page missing before the 1st post above, with or without the advert, we have space and a huge start new thread button


See original post

Still looking pretty poor isn't it, the spacing is extremely annoying, especially the wasted space from the centre of the screen upwards. 


And any quoted post (such as the one I've just quoted) appears in massive text completely dominating my own post. Completely unnecessary and greatly spoils the look and feel of the forum.

Last edited: 16 May 2016 11:33:08

Buddleia help

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:17

If you cut it all down to 2ft then id leave it alone now, it will grow this summer and you can do the same again in Autumn. They are tough plants though, and if you do cut it back further it won't harm it, but you could loose this years flowers.

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