Latest posts by Rosie31

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!

Children's play area - help please!

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:04

Cheers Lyn - yes, we are going to see if their budget will stretch to turf.  Looks like we won't be able to get down there til mid-October, so a bit late for sowing seed anyway I think?

And I am going to set my daughter and son-in-law the task of creating bright coloured stuff to populate the play area with!  They will be fine with that, once we've set up the space for them....


Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 11:44

Fantastic news, DD!  So very, very pleased for you.  All fingers, toes and paws crossed that it works out as a forever home.

Children's play area - help please!

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 09:00

Thank you Tetley!  I like the idea of a "learning bed" although I'm afraid that the main lessons at the moment would be "this is what weeds look like".  But perhaps if I can get them interested in keeping the shrub border tidy, and if they see that gardening doesn't have to be dull and boring, then maybe maybe maybe....

(I'm hoping that their borders contain lots of interesting bulbs / spring plants that will pop up over the next year and get them intrigued... if not, I shall do some guerilla gardening and plant some when they are not looking....)


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