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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:12
Pat E says:

Good one Lyn. We still remember the Egypt holiday, dont we!

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 We  certainly  do Pat. πŸ˜€

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:07
Mike Allen says:

"Planting" these corms.  Anytime as long as the soil isn't frozen.  It may take a year or two for flowers to appear.

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 The original OP was from 2015 I think he’s probably ‘planted’ them by now.

NewBoy wants info on sowing seeds. I wouldn’t sow them directly in the garden at this time of the year..

Start them off in pots. 

Trench of compost

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:01

Good question Clari, if you just want to fill the trench and grass it over, it will show a chanel because it will sink, you’ll have to pack it very well for it to not show on a lawn. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 09:59

Hosta, don’t forget to pack your ear plugs, you know what these hotels can be likeπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Back Lawn to Wildflower Patch

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 00:04

50gr of mixed seeds should cost about 10 to 12 pounds, maybe less form some places, sow 3grms  for the area youve got there.  Only sow at 1.5 grms per metre. 

Dried out bare root crab apple hedging

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 23:45

If you choose to buy more, you need to put them in a bucket of water on arrival, not leave them until you plant them.  Hopefully a wet winter will sort them out. But just in case you buy more, keep them wet from the start. If you’re not ready to plant them, put them in the ground anywhere for the time being. 

Paraffin Heater - Help!!!

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 23:39

Over time you will learn to grow what suits your garden, soil, climate etc.  Your garden will dictate to you,  not the other way round. 

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 17:44

Same as any other seeds Nut. They soon pop up Then you can pot up separately but the seeds are big enough to put in modules or five or six to a flower pot then you can leave them in there.  I did germinate them indoors. 

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 17:07

I sowed mine in pots, in the GH.  you know where they are then. Not sure if it’s a bit cold now to direct sow.

Ive never had seedlings come up in the garden, only new little bulbs growing off the main ones. 


Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:46

I usually leave mine in and mulch, but this year I think they’ve been in long enough to need separating,  dug up a huge clump as it didn’t flower too well this year, seems to be all joined together, so needs sorting, but another one just fell into three separate clumps. 

I always wrap in newspaper after drying them off. 

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