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Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:17

We did ours last week, it looks horrendous, but I know in a couple of weeks when we apply the weed, feed and moss killer to it, it will look lovely. 

Always looks worse before it looks better but well worth it.


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:11






Right I'm back. You need to get some Flowers of Sulphur, 2.99 from Amazon, or anywhere you can.

then, with a sharp knife, cut the tuber through with a couple of shoots on.

cover all cut sides with the powder, that will stop rot.

then just pot up as normal.

so, the pic have come out A about Face, but you  get the idea. Always plant with the tuber a bit proud of the compost so they drain and don't stay wet for too long.



Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:59
Hold on a mo, I'll put some pics on, if I still have them in stages. Need to change to Chrome, no tool bar here.

To dead head or not to

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:58
I once new a gardener for a big stately home. The whole front was covered in daffs, a huge expanse of grass. I asked him if someone dead headed, good lord no he said, every year we just run the mower over them, not got time for that!
It's the same as tying the leaves down, I always do, they multiply and grow very well next year. I planted hundreds here.

A new career.

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:52
I think Lou's husband should get together with Nin and get rid of that dreaded red shed


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:50
Perfect Perki, have you tried cutting them in half.?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:49
They don't class heart failure as an illness, that's the root of the problem.

Teasing roots

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:48
Monty never teases roots out, and does he plant some pot bound plants in his garden.
I reckon he takes them back out after the programme.

Bareroot Lupins

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:46
Depends how big they are, if it were me, I would put them in pots first, if you plant them straight in the garden, you will never see them again. As those little shoots grow, so the slugs will chew them off, then they won't grow at all.

Pot them up with the white shoots just level with the compost and watch for slugs.
Whe they have grow into big plants, you can put them in the garden about 2' apart. They do spread once established.

If they haven't made a good sized plant by the end of summer, I would keep them in the greenhouse until next Spring.
They don't always over winter in their first year.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:29
Too true dyers end.
I did actually say that to someone in the Social Services Dove, I was told no, that's not the case, all that money goes into hospitals, doctors and nurses.

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