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Cut flowers at end of May

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:44

I think lilac might be in bloom. 

Cut flowers at end of May

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:41

Which do you have in mind, Dave?  Sounds like a good idea...

Cut flowers at end of May

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:39

Thanks everyone!  Will pass those suggestions on.  Any others?

Cut flowers at end of May

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:53

Here's a puzzle for you all:   My friend needs to create some lovely cut flower arrangements for a special event at her church on 31st May.  Not the easiest time of year for flowers to be in bloom!  What would you suggest as an easy flower to grow (from seed or plug) that might be fairly reliably in bloom at the end of May?

Any suggestions gratefully received!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:04

Hi artjak

Yes, with a bit of notice I'm sure that can be arranged - if necessary I'm sure Andrew could get some volunteers to help him on the day he knows they're coming.  Good plan!

And he has had donations of compost from a local garden centre so hopefully that should be OK too.  I can check with him...

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:44

I promised some more photos of the gardens we're looking to help.  Here's one - amazing how the grass survives even under three feet of water for five weeks!  But the flower bed is a bit of a goner...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40994.jpg?width=237&height=350&mode=max

 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 08:55

Monday morning pre-work bump. Have a good week, everyone!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 12:49

sunday bumps

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:05

gardeners-world-that-i-missed-last-night bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:36

Yes, artjak, that would work....last year I raised my dahlia tubers just in cardboard boxes lined with old compost bags (or binliners), and filled with compost.  Not pretty but they worked fine, and a lot cheaper than pots. 

And I remember that I also used lots of those thin wooden crates from the veggie stalls on the market - they were going to throw them out so I got them free - and lined them with newpaper to cover the gaps bewteen the slats, then with plastic and filled with compost.  Very good - nice and strong and easy to carry.

I did have rather a large stock of dahlia tubers.... ... I've left them in the ground this year, doing it the lazy way!

 

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Cut flowers at end of May

What would be in bloom then? 
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Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Any dog owners out there? 
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Protecting banana plants - suggestions?

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Sweet peas in conservatory?

Advice please 
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