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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:42

Runny, you need to keep it in alkaline  compost, ericaceous is acid, thats what turns them blue, thats why mine are mostly blue and the white ones are coming out!

Newbie gardener

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 14:06

Poppy wants black hellebores!


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:56

They do set seed, whether they grow by themselves in the garden that I dont know, but I collected the seeds off my  ice/ blue one last year and have dozens of them now, they all germinated very quickly, thats not to say they will  be true to colour though. I will wait and see.

Pump for waterbutt

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:50

You have just reminded me Frank, we have got a little doo- daa that you push up and down in a tank of water so no need to suck,

we were always siphoning petrol in the old days, you only ever went out with a gallon in the car, about 6 shillings worth, so had to phone dad to come out with a can.




Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:45

Well, thank you my dear. I am coming down tomorrow, I will look out for you.

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:43

Well said Obe, I have to agree with everything you said. Not to mention that big spikey thing he put in the middle of that tub, he didnt grow that from a packet of seeds, must have cost 30.00! 

If I want to learn anything I watch Beechgrove, Monty is fine for pretty  pictures and walk around other peoples gardens.

Has anyone seen the hotbeds at Heligan. They used to grow pineapples for table. All the horse muck was put in the back chamber,  all brick built, thats a hotbed!

Ps. Dont worry David, we know we are experts at our job! 

How to

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:28

They are perennials but dont always survive, in the Autumn I cut the back and pild a big lot of homemade compost on top. You could use anything though if you dont make compost, leaves, old grass clippings, old spent compost, just something to protect the roots.

Dont forget that as soon as they show shoots next year the slugs will have them off to ground level, they dont usually recover from that,


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 11:08

A suitable case for 'Sue' then Lizzie, silly plumber!

what compost ?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:58

I think the reason some people have had bad germination rate is the change in temperature from day to night.  Its been very cold here, even on warm days.

I have tried a lot of different ones and agree with Bas, theres not much to choose between them.

I am using Erin, with peat, obviously as its Irish, the seeds do well.

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:49

Us or Monty David?

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