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Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:17

Feed them now, let them die back, keep the pots dry, and preferably in a sun baked position.

Unfortunately, many tulips decline quite rapidly, so you may not get many flowers next year.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 09:31

Food included: Turbot with Mussels, Sweetbreads, Bone Marrow, Lovage soup, Onions 4 ways !, 120 day aged Galloway beef, plus somuch more.

The restaurant has its own farm, grows all its own vegetables, and does a lot of foraged food as well.

Bought a Horned Poppy, which I have wanted for some time, a new Meconopsis, a bit like Hensol Violet, and Rheum Ace of Hearts, which I mentioned on here last week, so it was great to find it.

Black tulips ID

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:52

I agree with Clari, I don't think it is Q. of the N., it looks like P. Scherer to me.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:50

Morning all.

Have returned from our gastronomic tour to Oldstead, celebrating OH's birthday, and our 22nd. wedding anniversary.

2 wonderful meals in their Michelen starred restaurant, and on the way home, popped into Harlow Carr, where they happened to have a plant sale.

Hope all are well, and that you have a lovely BH.

Stupid, or what ?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:51

I am sure none of you would do this, but then again.

Last Summer I took cuttings from 4 different Penstemons, and then potted them on in March.

I labelled each group but............ I realised yesterday, that sometime later, I moved them around the greenhouse, to fit other stuff in.

Now I have now idea which Penstemon are which.

Label every plant punkdoc, you idiot.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:19


Snowing again.

I can't get out of the drive, as it is blocked by a sand blaster. The noise is terrible, and there is dust everywhere.

I have to get out, to buy stuff for OH's bday, and then to pick her up to up to N. Yorks.

Words have been said, but to no effect. I don't suppose the police will help.

Have a good day.

Salvias...what am i doing wrong?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:15

Amistad is not hardy, here in Sheffield. I take cuttings, and dig up the parents, and keep them in a cold greenhouse over winter. So far so good, they are all showing new growth.

Sowing Foxgloves (Digitalis)

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:04

Usual practice for biennials is, to sow June / July, to flower the following year. I am sure sowing now, would work fine though.

ID please

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:01

It is not any Salvia that I know.

Monarda still in slumber

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:34

IMO, Monardas are one of those fickle plants. If they like you they romp away, if not, they sulk and die.

In my garden, they like a moist semi shaded position.

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