Latest posts by Passionate

Learning about Tulip bulbs

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 23:03

Thanks everybody, I appreciate your opinions, I think I will plant the best ones, as you say deep in my garden and look forward to them next year, and chuck the little bits away. πŸ˜„

Learning about Tulip bulbs

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 17:54

hi everyone, im a bit late I know but I've just taken my tulip bulbs out of their pots to dry them out hopefully to grow them again next year. I have so many, My problem is I am thinking should I really be going to all this trouble, is this what everyone else does?

 I loved the flowers in spring but I've had a right job getting them out and cleaning each one, with some bulbs having little bulblets  falling off ? Are these bulblets potential bulbs for next year, or are they too small to do anything with? 

Ive saved the compost which is far too good to throw away, but should I store it for next year Im not sure.

Can anyone give me advice please. The pictures show them drying in my garage arranged on old towels on a trampoline.πŸ˜…

Naming plants

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 13:17

Thanks KT53 that's a brilliant idea too. Thanks a lot πŸ˜‰

Naming plants

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:51

Hi Derekp, that sounds a great idea I will certainly give it a try, thank you  

Naming plants

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:01

hi everyone, do you have trouble remembering what the name of your plants are. I know quite a few names but.....?

As soon as someone points to a plant in my garden and asks me what it is - my mind goes blank!πŸ€”

I try to memorise the common name but feel I should learn the Latin name, and end up not remembering any name😳

I don't want to stick labels all over the place so I was wondering does anyone else have this problem and has anyone got a good way of remembering plant names that they could pass onto me pls😘

Unknown plant

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:02

Thankyou ladybird4,

I need to read up on it now, however I've planted it in a large tub until I know we're it will finally live also I'm away for a week now.

I have tried to follow planting /water information but  its looking a bit sorry for itself, hopefully it will settle down and perk up over the next few days. If not I'll have to take cuttings when I get back.

thanks for your reply.πŸ˜€

Is this chick weed?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 15:02

Hi Hazel, sorry for the very very late reply on the viola's but I must tell you I took some to a professional gardener and he said they are definately weeds and must be pulled out before they flower or else you will have millions and never get rid of them! ☹️

Unknown plant

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 10:24

Hi really sorry everyone, I think a picture would be goodπŸ˜…

I have tried to send two pictures but this new site seems to have a mind of it's own

hope this is clear enough for you, if not please let me know.

thanks in advance πŸ™‚

Unknown plant

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:23

Hi, my builder has given me this lovely shrub but he has no idea what it is as the person whom he got it off didn't know either.

it has a lovely fragrance and looks very much like a buddlia but the flowers are not quie as cone shaped, and the leaves are more rounded and a lighter colour (I think) 

its stuffed in a plastic bag at the moment but I would love to know what it is so that I can make sure that its planted it in the right place and I look after it properly.

i hope someone can recognise it.

New look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:25

What has happened to the forum?? I can't make head nor tail of it and I Don't Much Like  It so please put it back how it was !'!!!please 😑

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