- Gardening on the west edge of Dartmoor,about 5 miles from open moorland.often wet, mostly windy, very pretty.
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Today at 19:49
You need to plant them deep as well, six inches.
Today at 19:46
If you want to grow anything at all, just look at its natural habitat, as Dove says.
Office windowsill isn’t exactly what they are used to. Think about them in the wild and try to get as close to that as possible.
You could try a Spider Plant for the office window sill or some cacti.
Today at 13:17
I think some ebay sellers are just rogues, I ordered something, didn’t arrive, they sent a replacement, did they heck as like! I opened a case, instant refund from eBay.
its all hassle, which I have never found on Amazon, I know people hate them, but they do get on with the job.
Today at 13:08
Sweet Million for me too, certainly live up to their name.
Today at 13:08
You can keep any down to 2 metres, just prune them every year, I have a long row of them. just ordinary, not Paniculata, in complete shade, they love it, they stay damp there.
Today at 11:33
Thank you, I also love the Fluffy Duffy, she looks a very placid dog.
Today at 02:03
I grow Bishops Children from seed, it’s amaing how big the tubers are now, I have brought the ones I grew in big tubs, into the greenhouse while the soil drys off on them then, when they are dry, i will wrap them in newspaper and store till next year, the ones in the garden stay out with a big pile of home made compost on the top.
I wonder if the OP has those tiny ones they sell in supermarkets, if they were full sized dahlias they would have made tubers. If so, I would dump them and start again next year.
Last edited: 23 October 2017 02:05:17
Today at 01:58
It’s a beautiful tree.
Today at 01:51
Just get onto your credit card company and tell them what’s happened, they will refund your money.
have you checked that the money has gone out from your card? Maybe you didn’t complete all of the order instructions, there’s usually a conformation email from them.
next year try J. Parker, very good for bulbs, reasonable prices, half the postage cost of Crocus. I’ve bought from them for many years, never disappointed.
Today at 01:43
You need to grow this one, if you have an upright one, no amount of pruning will make it grow flat.
Yesterday at 18:12
We always cut ours with the hedge trimmer, any cut leaves soon turn brown and then drop off in a few days so you wouldn’t know any difference. Would be there for a long time with secateurs.
Yesterday at 14:32
Wish they’d bed down somewhere here, b!!!!y things are very active come winter, funny to watch antics on bird feeders though.
Yesterday at 10:58
Very kind of Luna and Leo to remember your birthday NB and a happy birthday from us here as well.
Heres Thomas making use of the Ross Poldark blanket I’m making, he didn’t care that it wasn’t sown together yet! 😺
Last edited: 22 October 2017 10:59:46
Yesterday at 00:26
If you cut 2’ off the top, it will make that again next year, you won’t lose anything. It does them good to be cut.
Yesterday at 00:24
it did look like a wig but I don’t think it was. It really didn’t move when he tugged one hair out.
We both like Lucy, have her Operwa pwogwamme recorded, also George Michael, I met him when he was a baby.
2 days ago at 19:55
Are the leaves of the first one like this?
I still think it’s a cosmos
2 days ago at 19:44
Watched GW this afternoon. We had to skip past the lithops section as we couldn't keep our eyes off the wig.
Why why why?????See original post
We said that but when he pulled a hair out, follicle as well to pollinate his lithops we thought maybe we were mistaken, the wig never moved.
2 days ago at 19:42
I have a lot of those lithops fascinating plants.
Loved the following programme of the north Cornwall coast walk
Last edited: 21 October 2017 19:45:09
2 days ago at 19:41
They used to purposely burn Dartmoor, to generate new growth, I don’t think they do it now people complained!
2 days ago at 11:15
I haven’t watched gardeners world since it went to an hour slot.
We could fill the time catching up on housework that hasn’t been done all summer 😧
Cake, puddings and pigs in blankets already made, lots of knitting and crochet projects to be done and I have a rug kit half done so will try to finish that.
Lots of seeds to sort out and look up sowing instructions, Winter goes so quickly I look forward to the break and then Spring is on us in no time, no time to get bored.
I love the long winter evenings, drawing the curtains at 4.30 pm snuggling in a rug. Brilliant.🙂