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Ericaceous Compost Recommendations

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 19:42

Erin composts usualy alright  3 for £10  paying a decent price ,you should get a decent compost . I find B&Q verb I think it is called is absolute rubbish  . When I joined the Forums a few years back there was a big discussion about B&Qs compost 

 a few of the companies seemed to go down hill  round about that time I seem to remember .

What do you do with Allium Bulbils

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 18:47

I do this each year with my Alliums , there are several Alliums which produce the bulbils .I sow them as Berghill says but  I add a handfull of grit .. The bulbils will turn a dark brown towards Autumn .Just put a bit off grit  on top too and put them outside. Then forget about them they do take a while but its worth the wait. If you have the room sink the whole pot in the ground leaving about an inch showing . Some Alliums have the seed too . I tried that last  year  but they were hard to get out wont bother a second time- stick with the bulbils.

If you like lilies there is an orange lily which has the bulbils at each leaf joint, I set these in the same way and they germinate the year after .

Sorry cant think of the name off the lilly . 

sowing seed .

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:42

Dont worry Bookertoo I wont blame you if the weather changes -after all we all know what OUR weather is like!

HELP Please! Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 18:31

Is this the stags horn?

shrubs

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 17:59

I have sandy , peaty ,well drained soil . I am trying to fill it with shrubs but a selection so that there is always something of intrest.

A large ,wide border already has several rhodedendrons, azaleas, Broom , dogwoods,  budleas, phormium, skimmias, several of the josephs coat shrubs- cant remember exact name.

I still have lots of space I am wanting to fill- the idea is to fill full of shrubs so weeds dont grow through = a low maintanence border.

Newbie Introductions

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 17:11

Welcome to the forums-  yes 4 weeks late here too ,lets hope for an Indian summer!

sowing seed .

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:46

Thanks That Said - Id better get scattering !

sowing seed .

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 13:53

Is it too late to sow flower seed this year ? I have loads and would like to get it all sown , so I can start again 

Goji berry

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 13:40

I would suggest a peach or a necterin ,though mine has taken a few years to esablish I am now getting fruit . Last year it paid me back with 4 delicious large fruits . The tree is full this year until the June drop . A kiwi ,is another if you have room to grow near the figs. Also do you have time to wait for an english walnut tree to grow. Fresh walnuts are lovely. I cannot tell you about the goji berry  exept last year 2 were planted in the soft fruit bed. The chinese gooseberry are very nice too if we get a good summer.

FORGETMENOT blue.

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:24

The refreshing shade of the blue forgetmenots are lovely , are there anymore blue flowers out there to match  the same blue does anyone know ?

Discussions started by lucky3

does anyone grow ?

bush type beans 
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Last Post: 25/09/2013 at 07:50

How does this overwinter in yorkshire ?

Perovskia 
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Last Post: 07/09/2013 at 12:39

CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE ?LOOKING FOR CASS REMOVALS

WANTED; THIS REMOVAL COMPANY 
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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 21:43

walnut-tree-

BARK HAS CRACKED AND IT IS WEEPING 
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Last Post: 28/08/2013 at 14:02

-questions-about-broom--/-undecided--

TO MOVE OR TAKE CUTTINGS ?  
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Last Post: 27/08/2013 at 17:23

cabbage-plants-

infested by green caterpillers -no leaves left. 
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Last Post: 15/08/2013 at 09:05

orchids-in-greenhouse

this works well ! 
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Last Post: 14/08/2013 at 14:24

optimizer-pro-

GIVING ME PROBLEMS ,HOW DO I GET RID OF IT PLEASE? 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 19:57

Azaleas ? I'm intrested in what others think on this one !

nurseries and watering ? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 22:49

SNOW IN SUMMER

Grey leaved ,rockery plant, white flowers 
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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 21:52

azalea's - When does everyone feed

feeding 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 19:11

shrubs

shrubs for a large border. open for suggestions please 
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Last Post: 11/06/2013 at 16:13

sowing seed .

Is it too late? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 19:42

FORGETMENOT blue.

Other flowers the same shade of blue? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 15:18

Moth Orchids

In the greenhouse? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 22:00
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