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Talkback: Give borders an autumn boost

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:31

Mine's in a pot because I had to remove it from the garden for new drains. It looks great and will stay in a pot

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:45

I got so many worms in the seed pots that I had to start putting a 'worm filter' in the bottom of the pots. It amazed me, the sise of some of them

Looking for Something Different

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:43

AJK, that aquilegia will germinate more reliably if you sow it in a cold GH or outside in the winter. I sowed all mine on new year's day this year, Very successful. A lot of hardy perennials need a chill before they germinate. Most Ranunculacaea and Apiaceae in particular. 

If you want to try some more cold ones astrantias are easy sowed cold now.

No hardy perennial NEEDS heat. There are some that will germinate quicker with heat but to balance that there are some that will never germinate if they have heat.

If you want seeds that will be what you started off with you need species, not F1s or those with their names in inverted commas.  For those you need to divide or take cuttings. There's some useful info on here.

Foxglove Camelot Cream

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:09

If it'san F1 it won't come true but might still be nice. It's a colour strain of the ordinary digitalis so you could get an attractive mix 

Poached this morning!

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:59

I'm not groaning Forester, I'm with you all the way.

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:41

If you can see who the PM came from, PM them back and ask

Honey fungus

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:38

Honey fungus is something you have to find a way of living with. Various forestry and tree sites and the RHS have lists of trees that are less susceptible. I'd get rid of as much as you can of the willow, A dead tree is not attractive and a constant reminder of the problem.

It doesn't kill everything, I have an ash, about 7 or 8 years old, growing out of the remains of a willow that died of HF. The tree died 6 or so years ago and apart from  a clematis that may have been down to HF, there have been no losses

There have been a few threads about HF on the forum recently, look back through and find them, some interesting comments and suggestions there.

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:03

Not just you sgl, I lost it too. Lost for a while latish yesterday evening as well.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:10

Hi Beano, welcome

Good Berries

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:08

Coral Beauty has some wonderful berries on it at the moment

roots down as it goes so can do a good spread. 

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