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Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:51

Never grown from seed in pots, no. They seed around without my assistance. I've seen gardens where they've really made a job of it' Lovely at flowering time and not too obtrusive with the dying leaves

They die back after flowering, don't think you've lost them. They'll be ones to not only sow fresh but leave outside til they germinate as well. No heat required

Protecting a newt from a digger

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:47

messy mulch

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:45

That's the attitude, it will probably all survive, it's early yet.

It's not the best time of year for appearances, whatever early flowers you grow there are still a lot of gaps. 

Autumn flowering tall yellow daisies

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:39

A lot of the late ones are perennial helianthus.

If you don't want rampant try Lucid's rudbeckia

messy mulch

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:37

Some small plants can't get through a thick mulch and some don't like to be under any at all, especially those that have leaves though winter or those that like a sunny dry situation. I generally mulch round plants but the birds soon change that.

What's under there? some plants will be quite happy.

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:21

Bumped up for Busy Lizzie

It's Norfolk

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:17

B-L, I'll find the thread re Blickling Hall

Birch trees

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:07

i can see the pic now

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:40

Might be a bit far for me fidget, love to though.

We're going to Blickling Hall

Birch trees

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:34

Hi Rubi

I can't see your pic

3 foot might be a bit close but I have seen 3 planted together, so they look like one multi-stemmed tree, that is very effective.

They grow quite quickly and never look as good once you've cut them back

Rain will be fine, it's too dry here and mine aren't brilliant.

Large trees are more difficult to establish than small ones and are more likely to fail.

In theory a container grown tree can be planted anytime.

How far away is the nearest property? I don't think birch is a big offender re roots, not like willow and poplar. 

They do seed around, most native trees (and some non-natives) do.

There are some lovely birches with very white trunks but much more expensive

I can't see your pic

I think that's emptied my store of birch knowledge

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