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Posted: 24/03/2017 at 21:31

Depending on plants like bedding plants petunia - lobelia etc will be fine in compost with a weekly feed.

Bush or perennials which will be more permanent plants would be best planted with john innes no 3 with added compost possibly grit as well depending on plant, replace the top inch or 2 with fresh compost and a bit of fish blood and bone annually. Should get a good few years before it will need replanting, unless the plant has outgrown the pot.

Compost doesn't have a long life span 6 - 8 weeks if that, depending on how greedy the plant is. 

Last edited: 24 March 2017 21:33:57

Can I move this acer?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 21:22

Of course you can move it, best to do it when its dormant though I am sure I can see some buds. If you must move it now best to get as much root ball as possible, gve it plenty of water. 

Crown imperial is eaten by something

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 23:11

Slugs / snails eat crown imperial Fertiles, they started eating mine the little monsters. I put some wool pellets around mine

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 22:02

Blimey Pete I hope you've got somewhere to put it all  

I pricked quite a lot of my seedling out this past week or so, windowsill full need to get them in the greenhouse but weather wont permit yet 

Petunia - begonia - Agastache - cucumbers

Geranium cutting potted up

osterosperum - dracocephalium - sweet peas - oneothera

tomato's - nicotiana - plus more 

dunno  more toms maybe

ricinus - mimuls - cobaea - bidens? - marigolds

Busy lizzie - begonia

Begonia - antirrhium - carnations - fucshia cutting 

Got a few trays of lobelia as well and more begonia's.

Last edited: 23 March 2017 22:02:29

Early Dahlia

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:21

Just pop it in some damp multipurpose compost and place in a propagator / seal it in a sandwich bag etc and leave on a bright windowsill not direct sunlight though . Should take a few weeks to root.

Last edited: 23 March 2017 21:21:56

Early Dahlia

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 18:50

Pinch out the stems, it will make them more bushy and more flowers. If the stem isn't hollow they can be used as cutting. 

I would bring the dahlia back indoors at night if they is any chance of frost.

Last edited: 23 March 2017 18:50:43

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 21:18

Looking good Chris, Mbeauty has a nice rich red colour when it starts blooming.

I probably going to get told off one day for keep putting helenium pictures on but oh well I can resist. 

Indian summer, very late flowering 

Mbeauty, I going to add a papaver queen alexender behind the helenium MB with a salvia caradonna or mainacht planted in between and infront of Helenium MB and the kniphofia.

A batted and bruised Sahin early


Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 19:47

What plans have you got for your Heleniums Chris ? I love heleniums, I have Mbeauty myself. 

Been GC today just to have a look at papavers , I picked up queen alexender. Had a load of new perennials in stock which weren't for sale yet which gives me time to think, instead of the impulse buy of the eremus I just picked up.  

Last edited: 21 March 2017 19:47:30

Another Plant ID

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 12:48

Viburnum Tinus 

They can be cut back hard, but I would wait until its finished flowering

Last edited: 20 March 2017 12:50:03

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:20

I know paying postage multiple times makes the plants expensive, but its difficult to find all the plants you want with one supplier.  

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