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Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:36

In March, I get a seed tray with some compost and just lay the corms on top, burying them slightly, about half way up the corm, I am fortunate to have a warmish conservatory, but you can put them on a window sill.

Keep fairly dry then when they show shoots let them grow to about 2inches then pot them into 6/7 inch pots. Gradually harden off before planting out. I dont ever put mine out, they stay in the conservatory.

That is only because its always wet and windy where I live.

Oh and they do benifit by a weekly feed of Tomorite or similar to promote more flowers.

Hidden treasures.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:23

Is it a cookery book Philippa?

Hidden treasures.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 12:09

And dont forget, Mike is writing a book!

horticultural society

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 14:54

Billie, there are loads of tried and tested seeds on the seed swap thread. You could sell those in the Spring to boost funds for next Christmas Fayre. 

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 11:22

Leave the sparrowhawk alone!! Who has said otherwise, living very close to Dartmoor I am well aware of animal instincts, as I expect are most people on here, we have all watched Attenborough.. I dont think there are too many 'soft in the head' people here either

No one has said here that they will persecute the bird, I am definitely not of the 'fluffy bunny'brigade, in fact, 

far from it. I just dont like to see birds taking young from the nests and ripping them apart. 

Monty don new series

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:48

I love Monty but wont be watching any of this series. I am so fed up with the BBC putting on progs with general public as stars. They do it because its cheap, they only have to pay one star. There are just too many of these, boot fares, cooking, house moving, quiz shows. 

If people want to buy a ready made garden, thats up to them, I prefer to grow my own, much more satisfaction.

bubble wrap

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:36

I bubble wrapped one of mine about 3 years ago, you do need the spacers as shown on Beechgrove last weekend, then leave your window open a notch.

I bought a big roll of wrap from Ebay, I think it comes undr the heading, Packaging, then bought the clips, you need 3 different types but they are not expensive. It will save your electric a bit if you chose a heater, I have never had one.

You could just get a small plastic type greenhouse and put it inside youf glass one, just for real tenders, but leave the zips open during the day.

Fat balls in plastic NO

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 03:48

Our petshop doesnt sell them with nets on anymore. They cost 11.50 for a hundred.

Organic citrus fertiliser

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 03:06

Kate has a very good article on orange trees you may find interesting.

Have you got room for it inside through the winter?



Posted: 29/10/2014 at 02:53

They always look better in big clumps so I would wait until the plant is about 2ft diameter, then they are very easy to pull rossette type bits off the side. They grow very quickly and by next summer/autumn you can start thinning it out and transplanting.

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