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veg trug or not..

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 19:17

Thanks everyone,will certainly take all your points and consider more before I do anything.

veg trug or not..

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 12:33

As I am now getting on a bit and find gardening on my knees okay until I want to get up and also bending down difficult I had thought of getting a veg trug to grow fruit and veg in.Having looked around at the many and varied I wondered what others find good to use.Don't want a huge one as my garden is not that big and would rather have something well off the floor.Hope this is the right forum for this as I don't want to make an expensive mistake buying the wrong sort of thing as a pension doesn't stretch far.Thanks in advance folks.

layering for pots including allium bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 09:30

Thank you fairygirl for your response.I will certainly try the suggestions and am now off out to see what I can find to try out your ideas

 

layering for pots including allium bulbs

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 16:11

Hi everyone,have just bought a 37cm vintage look pot and some allium bulbs but would like tips and ideas for other bulbs  and plants to provide some interest all year round. Haven't grown alliums before so a little unsure how to layer the pot and what with.The alliums are just a mix of smallish bulbs,no large ones in there I suspect.Your help would be much appreciated as a pot just filled with compost will look pretty boring until the alliums come through,thanks in advance.

heuchara problem

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:49

many thanks all,unfortunately no root left so that's that I'm afraid.Still I live and learn perhaps I will have a go again next year,As for the empty pots I will now fill with a couple of young yucca I have knocking around.Once again thank you everyone. 

heuchara problem

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 16:38

I have tried several times to grow  heuchara but failed each time.As I have heavy clay soil I assumed that was the problem so in the spring this year I bought 2 plants,1 called Binoche and the other frosted plum & I potted them in multi purpose compost and they have had a wonderful summer growing approx 4ft across and approx 2-3ft high,they have flowered prolifically and been a wonderful sight to behold. A few weeks one started to decline so, with the onset of autumn, I thought this was just seasonal die back.However after a couple of days  I decided all was not well,on investigating I discovered that the root system had disappeared entirely,just the top was left,I saw no obvious reason for this so was quite perplexed,having composted this plant I have kept my eye out for trouble with the  plant,now to my astonishment the other has met the same end! no roots..something has eaten them.The compost however had lots of tiny white grubs in it when I investigated,can anyone tell me what this is,will it spread to other plants do you think?I'm totally stuck here and think perhaps heuchara are not the plant for me.

Orchid leaves suddenly starting to go brown

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 12:11

many thanks for all your answers,the plant is in a sw facing window so I suppose it may be that it is in the wrong place.A leaf had already fallen off some time ago but I think that was just natural die off.As I will be away for a week now I think I will just leaveit  in a more shady spot.I have given it a drink and drain along with the other one so hopefully they will be okay for a week.Many thanks for your replies every one they are most appreciated,Linda.  

Orchid leaves suddenly starting to go brown

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 10:13

I wonder if someone could help me with this problem,I would be very grateful if they could.

My phaelenopsis which was given as a gift in November 2013 has been wonderful with many flowers and seemingly very happy on my sw facing window sill but now I have noticed that the leaves have begun to turn brown  from the tips towards the centre and seem to be a little lifeless compared to my other plant.I can see no parasites or any obvious(at least to me) cause although it is my first experience with orchids.The flowers are still going strong with lots of new buds,can anyone suggest a remedy or cause?

 

poppy

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 16:24

Thank you all for your kind replies.I too had looked at seriously scarlet but on the couple of pics I saw it does seem far more red in colour than the one I saw.The picture was taken in this country,in staffordshire to be exact,and it was only the one flower,no others anywhere in the vicinity.Since I took the pic in 2011 I have not seen it elsewhere or indeed in the location I took its photo.I will buy some of the seriously scarlet seeds for this year and see what grows I think.I thought it was so lovely and would really like to grow it in the garden.I also looked at turkestania but that has white on the petals,Drama Queen seems very similar although it seems to have darker shading on the petals but I think I may get some of the seeds of that variety too.

My thanks to all of you for your answers,it is so nice that my first post has been answered by so many of you.I look forward to my time on the forum with you .

poppy

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 14:27

As a newcomer to the forum and some plants I wonder if anyone can tell me what variety this poppy is that I photographed a couple of summers back.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18266.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

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Discussions started by linda horton

veg trug or not..

advice appreciated 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 19:17

layering for pots including allium bulbs

suggestions for bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 08:09

heuchara problem

somethings eating my plants! 
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Last Post: 27/09/2014 at 10:59

Orchid leaves suddenly starting to go brown

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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:14

poppy

can you help identify 
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