London (change)
Today 28°C / 18°C
Tomorrow 27°C / 17°C


Latest posts by MrsGarden


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:26

Ah Lily, missed your post, hope your day is better tomorrow. Just received my Laithwaites selection so a bottle or two on the way to you.x

Fidget, youre in trouble! Making loud ooo's and ahhh's at the computer - that blinkin link you sent about daffodils indeed! It's a good job I'm on my own! I'm now fancying myself as a b****y prize daffodil grower!!! As though I haven't got enough projects! And it's all your fault!!!!!!! Just as well I've not got the wine open or I'd have spent a FORTUNE!!!!

Would I get a fat rascal for free if I entered my daffodils in a competion at Harlow Carr????


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:01

Job done. Euphorbia potted, hormone rooting powder, gritty compost, windowsill. (Left a bit just in water to see if mum's method works too). Watch this space!

I think it's euphorbia purprea Fidget.



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:49
Had bees twice in the roof, next to windows. Within weeks of coming out of the nests they were gone. We did nothing and they didn't bother us. A bit scary but they will go. Just enjoy them.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:15
Fb, dont know type of euphorbia, its red/purple stems and leaves with lime flowers. Its wilting badly now so will get it im gritty compost asap, back in a mo...


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:47

Anyone know the best way to grow a euphorbia from cutting, I acquired a cutting today, at the moment it's in a glass of water until I can get around to it. Mum thinks root it in water first. what about taking extra cuttings from the stem? indoors/outdoors in compost ? 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:34

Afternoon Stacey and all.

Trip to Gc with mum, bought a senetti (deep blue) after saw one on ? garden gallery?

She got a ''hanging basket on a stick thing'' for £14 (well i b ought it) It was in the planted area and they had none for sale so we asked about it and they upped it complete with plants- mainly dafs, tulips, mini conifer and maybe a mini carex, looks great.

Looked at trees AGAIN. Back to deciding on dif types of paper birch or jacqumontii. Still no sign of a chain saw to get rid of the old tree.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:40
Will do Verdun thanks, id be inclined to leave cliches on until august left to my own devices!
Fidget, thanks, will check out the daff link
PD hope back better soon.
Just persuaded mum to go to GC for a look.

blind daffodils

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:00

Thanks Steve, I will feed them but they are in the grass, would it be better to use diluted phostrogen rather than fbb pellets? Also as they are in the grass I was going to mow them later (I leave the others in the borders). I'll have a think how I can keep the best of both worlds - tidy grass and keep the leaves of next springs daffs. They have good soil and plenty of sun so I wouldn't move them.Could the problem be because they are 'new' bulbs, can't remember where from ?

blind daffodils

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:16
I planted daffodil bulbs in autumn. Some have done very well but quite a lot have come up blond or barely poked through. Is there anything I should do to help them along for next year or just leave them? Thanks.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:13
It might clear up later Cleo.
They will be the traditional variety Verdun, thanks, I'll remove cliche. Should I also remove cloche from monarda and and my precious alstromeria?

Discussions started by MrsGarden

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Replies: 10    Views: 169
Last Post: Yesterday at 16:44

pronunciation please.

Replies: 5    Views: 163
Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 00:13

Clematis I.D.

Replies: 9    Views: 191
Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 21:30

Bamboo ID if possible

Replies: 6    Views: 147
Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 21:32

Moth / butterfly ID

Replies: 7    Views: 142
Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 21:25

Eremurus problem

Replies: 7    Views: 201
Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 19:40

Feeding plants in the rain?

Replies: 10    Views: 593
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 18:15

just call me Genius!

dry shade 
Replies: 11    Views: 335
Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 14:05

togyenko at chelsea - moss balls and 'art grage' lighting

Replies: 12    Views: 432
Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 21:31

Plant ID, buddleia? One other.

Replies: 11    Views: 316
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 14:04

rhododendron pruning / shaping

Replies: 11    Views: 419
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 19:25

Hosta ID please

Replies: 7    Views: 217
Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 14:58

Two IDs please

Replies: 13    Views: 379
Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 21:14

planting clematis together

Replies: 7    Views: 363
Last Post: 15/05/2014 at 15:40

Aquilegia photo album

your many varieties for all to appreciate... 
Replies: 0    Views: 139
Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 19:24
1 to 15 of 59 threads