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Overwintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 08:47

Thanks everyone!

Overwintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 13:22

Can I hijack this thread please Patricia?   This year for the first time I have had climbing geraniums / pelagoniums in the planters by front door.  They have been grand, and are now about four feet high (just beginning to lose their flowers and leaves now in the first cold snap). 

Would people think it's right to cut these right back too, before I lift them and put them in greenhouse for winter?  There is a heck of a lot of top growth on 'em....


Amaryllis bulbs - advice please!

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:18

Thanks fidget - sounds like wrapping the bits separately might be the way to go (to keep the bulb away from the compost until planting).  I can tell my sister to keep the parcel somewhere cool-ish.

Amaryllis bulbs - advice please!

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:37

I would love to give my sister a potted-up amaryllis (hippeastrum) bulb for Christmas.  But to save postage (she lives the other end of the country), I would need to give it to her - wrapped - when I see her on 29th November, and it wouldn't be opened til 25th December.

Is that going to do it damage?  Will it rot / go mouldy / anything else nasty?

Would it be better if, rather than pot it up and wrap it, I gave her the bulb, pot and compost in separate packages for her to "assemble" on Christmas day?

Any advice gratefully received!





Dahlias going free!

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 13:25

Hi everyone, thanks for your replies!

David and Zoomer, I've replied to your PMs and dahlias will be winging their way to you as soon as they're ready to lift.  So glad to have found good homes for them!

Lyn, thanks for the post advice, that's good to know.

Hee hee Tetley - nice idea!  I wonder if our local farmer would like some in the middle of his barley?

Thanks Buddyboy, that's good advice.

Have a great autumn, everyone....





Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 15:28

Would anyone like some dahlia tubers?  I've started a separate thread (before I noticed this one).  Big yellow and purple cactus, big shaggy yellow/orange, and mid-sized deep magenta. 

They'd be a pain to post, but I'm in south east Wales and often up and down the M5 between Bristol and Taunton, so if you are within reach of there.... let me know!

Dahlias going free!

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 15:24

Hello all, my dahlias have done really well over the last few years and I've realised that I just don't have room for them any more.  I'll be lifting them for winter in the next few weeks and will have lots of excess tubers. 

Would anyone like any?  It seems a shame to chuck them out.  I can offer (in particular) some big yellow cactus types and some big purple cactus types;  also some mid-sized ones that are a deep magenta with dark foliage; also some big pale orange/yellow shaggy ones.

I'm in south east Wales, and quite often drive up and down the M5 between Bristol and Taunton.  Happy for you to pick up from me here or rendezvous with you at a motorway junction for handover!

England rugby

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:08

YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Go Wales!

What should I do with 1000 litres of horse manure?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:52

@Pansyface, yes, I sang that at skool!

@Matt - you will LOVE what that manure does to your clay.  All the hard work shovelling it about will be more than worth it.   Lucky chap!

Children's play area - help please!

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:52

bumping up in case there are any other ideas!

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Discussions started by Rosie31

Amaryllis bulbs - advice please!

Will an amaryllis (hippeastrum) bulb last wrapped up for four weeks? 
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Dahlias going free!

Would anyone like some dahlia tubers? 
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Last Post: 11/11/2015 at 13:25

Children's play area - help please!

Creating a zero-maintenance play and dining area for daughter 
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Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 23:16

pinching out dahlias

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Last Post: 12/05/2015 at 09:22

RHS Cardiff - what do you think?

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Last Post: 18/04/2015 at 16:26

Loosing my followed threads

Don't understand how to make sure I can 'follow' all the threads I'm contributing to 
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Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 18:04

Daphne is too big for her boots!

When and how to prune an overgrown daphne 
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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 11:02

help with melons

how do i know when they are ready? 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 18:10

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

What do you do with them? 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 10:08

Suggestions please - shrubs for shade!

Shrubs for very shady, rocky bank 
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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 16:20

Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Suggestions please to cover obelisks quickly! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 22:03

Cut flowers at end of May

What would be in bloom then? 
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Last Post: 04/04/2014 at 08:34

Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Any dog owners out there? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 15:35

Protecting banana plants - suggestions?

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Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 23:05

Sweet peas in conservatory?

Advice please 
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Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 11:03
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