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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 11:03

thanks for all your comments, looks like thier destined for the compost bin after flowering but what a wonderfull show.





Posted: 10/12/2012 at 20:45

Ive had a wonderful show this year with my first attempt with these winter flowering bulbs but Ive been told that they cannot be lifted and  planted next year and  should be thrown away. This seems a shame as I lift store and re pot all my other daffs without problems.

thanks in advance. Peter


oriental lilies

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:32

Thanks both for your advice.

Just ordered three bulbs of Neapolitano oriental from Hyde seen them at Hampton court but they had sold out spectacular and such a scent. Hope I get the same sucsess as Ice Clear.

Thanks again.Peter




oriental lilies

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:07

Thanks Kate.

Thier called Ice Clear and I bought them from H W Hyde and son they have a very good website where you can order online see below. The scent is intense and will fill the house when the conservatory door is open.

Regards. Peter


oriental lilies

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:28

I bought three oriental lily bulbs at this years Hampton Court flower show back in July and planted them in a large pot before the end of the month. I now have a spectacular display in my conservatory, see pic. Im just wondering what I should do with the pot and contents when the blooms die back. I have a cold greenhouse available.




Posted: 08/10/2012 at 15:13

I'm new to perennials and would appreciate any advice. Last year I planted some bear root cuttings, amongst others were hollyhocks,sea holly and erinacea. Each hollyhock sent up a single spike which reached almost 11 ft in height.

Generally if I were to cut back perennials to a shorter height would this encoiurage additional stems being formed.

oriental lilies

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 16:52

Thanks for the good advice Gary.

The name of the lilly is ice cold and can acheive a height of up to a meter, but perhaps for the short seasonl they have been given this year they have done pretty well. I live in hope. thanks for the advance warning regarding the pollen,  

kind regards. Peter.

oriental lilies

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 19:51

Hi all.

I bought three corms or an stunning oriental lily at the Hampton court flower show back in July this year. I planted then the following weekend that was the last week in July and they have grown to over two feet tall with plenty of flower heads which are closed. What are the chances of them opening and flowering this year.Ive brought them indoors and put them in our conservatory.

Thanks in advance. Peter

Summer bulbs

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 20:36
If planted up pots of various sizes with summer flowering bulbs including anenomies, summer bluebells, Fressies etc. after flowering should I lift the bulbs and store for next year or can I place the pots with bulbs into my cold greenhouse and overwinter. If I can how should I treat the potted bulbs during storage.

pinching out

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 20:04

Ive just planted in my cool greenhouse  three chilli plants Cheyenne, Apache and Gusto they are about 3 inches tall. how tall can I expect them to grow and should I pinch out any side shoots that form.


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