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plug plants

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:15

Booker, if these had been annuals I would wholeheartily agree with you, but the OP is talking about perennials, totally different in my opinion.

This is the ideal time for perennial plugs, while they are still in their dormant state, you will need to pot them up though, put in 4inch pots and keep them inside cold greenhouse, cold windowsill, cold frame etc, dont keep them anywhere warm as no doubt they have been grown outside. 

Plant them out in April or start of May, You may get flower buds on them this year but if they are not big plants, I pick them off as they cant grow strong roots whilst feeding flower.

Add a bit of bone meal or chicken pellets, just around the ground after planting.

So, to sum up, if you lose 30% you are still quids in, here speaks someone who only ever buys cheap bare roots or plugs, usually from J.Parkers sales. 

Good luck with them, to me, its lovely to nurture little plants that you have actually grow rather than buy a big plant and plonk it in the ground, a bit of patience now and yoh will be rewarded.


Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:37

I live in Devon and cant grow these outside in the garden.

I do exactly the same as Punkdoc and bring them in for the winter. I am not sure if its cold they wont tolerate or wet, and we do get a lot of rain lately. 


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:26

Absolutely Verdun, and in the case of couples, never will your half to your spouse. Always in trust  to the children.

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:24

I hope the person that feeds chicken wings and legs removes the bone first. I have seen chicken bone stuck in a dogs throat, not a pretty site.

If a dog has fleas they should be properly treated, there is cycle from flea to tape worm, if they have one, most chance they will have the other.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:59

I will start mine mid March. I dont bother to take cuttings as they are so easy from seeds. 

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:52

I definitely wouldnt give cheese to a dog, much too salty, there are vitamins and minerals in dog food these days.

Only ever used cheese for tablet taking. But then some people give their dogs chocolate!

Was going to dig our pond out today

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 11:15

Mine is 2ft 6in in the middle with graduating shelf levels, it well froze this winter, if it had been any shallower I dont think the hibernating frogs would have survived. They got right in the middle of the deepest bit.

I have a book that states the wildlife live in the top 4in, but that is just not practical. You need depth to put your plants in.

churned up lawns from heavy useage

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 02:03

Whatever has a ride on mower and trailer been doing on it this early in the season?

AsWelshonion says try this

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 01:54

Borage and Cerinthe, both extremely easy to grow from seeds. Maybe Google 'Bee friendly flowers' and see what you like, then you can strip the grass off, dig over a patch, put a handful of chicken pellets, Growmore or similar fertalizer in and plant out your little plants.

Back garden privacy

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 23:58

Katy, your neighbour may like a new fence, I have found, since moving to an area made up of mostly older people, that they get frightened of trees and large shrubs.

Whether its fear of them falling onto them or their property, or in the case of my previous NDN, she was frightened someone may be hiding in them, so a plain fence may be just what she wants.

Have a word with her, let her know your fears for your children, you never know, she may help out with cost if you plead!

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