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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 08:23

Morning all.

Wet and dark this morning.

Lots of pricking out and potting on, of overwintered seedlings in green house. Lovely job, but no space to get comfortable in greenhouse, so do I cart all the stuff into the house, make a mess, upset OH, or what?

Where are Fairy and Orchid lady? Miss them, want them back.

For those interested, although no reason why you should be, I am trying an electronic cigarette, to try to help me cut down. I know a man in my line of work should know better.

My cunning plan is, for each pack I don't smoke, I have saved the cost of a new plant.

Have a good day everyone.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:12

PAT, some species do need a bit of TLC. Bowdenii are hardy, but some of the other species are not.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:25

Grow in any good compost, I would use John Innes 2 + added grit.

Plant with the necks just under the surface of the soil.

The flowers are fine with full sun, in fact they love it.

Some Nerines are tender, so to be safe bring the pots into a shed or greenhouse over winter.

Mystery purple plant identification

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:21

I think Dove is right about Sambucus.


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:18

Afternoon all.

Pleasant morning pottering, weeding, chopping back perennials and PLANNING.

It is lovely to see some perennials appearing above the soil, when you chop last years growth down.

Off to walk to garage and collect car. I love it to bits, especially with the roof down, but it is starting to cost me a lot of money. I suppose it is showing its age, a bit like me really.

Moving roses

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:52

Yes, I would do exactly same as B-L.

Polish Spirit pruning

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:50

Now is the perfect time.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 22:14

Seeds are fine, but you do not get the huge variety available as tubers. Also they don't come true from seed.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 17:18

Fritillary, that was how my greenhouse looked after the Boxing day snow storm. I managed to cobble it back together, using rigid plastic sheets from B@Q.

Still trying to work out the feasibility of getting a new one. I am lucky I have plenty of space, but it is all on a slope, so will need a lot of work to dig out the base. I don't think I am up to doing it, and I can't find anyone else to do it.

Moving Clematis

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:18

Group 2 or 3 Clematis I would move now, Group 1, I would move after flowering, but would probably be ok to do now as well.

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