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Posted: 23/04/2012 at 15:46

Is it on a windowsill?-it may have a too dry atmosphere.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 15:03

Wintersong-have seen your photos you have done very well.

Pam-do the ironing tomorrow-how is it when we don't have to go to work we wake and get up far too early?

Lavender turning black

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:36

Turning black seems strange-could you take a photo and post it in here.

Gardening book

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:31

Anything by Dr David Hessayon, Alan Tichmarsh has written books

-I would suggest a visit to the charity shop-you will be spoilt for choice

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:07

Yvie -there are no silly questions-I was a bit baffled as to what you were trying to achieve.

You are spoilt for choice as regards annuals-what about bedding geraniums?

Kate-it was a man in a car who said someone had told him-anyway made £3 so that has covered part of the costs

Gardening book

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:02

Are you looking for recommendations?

Unknown tree

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:40

Sorry not much has worked in your posting-could you repeat it with a photo?

Double planting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:38
Yvieh wrote (see)

I would put the tulips back, in their dying back state,and not remove them or cut them down.  I would say the baskets are approx 10-12 inches deep.  In a big square terracotta pot on the patio, I have Lilies at the bottom and Tulips on the top.  The Tulips are coming to the end and the Lilies are already pushing their way through, seemingly without a problem.  They did this last year too.  If I do your other suggestion of planting Lilies in the same kind of baskets and swap them over, I'll have 20 Tuilp filled baskets to find somewhere for, until I swap them back over again.

Yvie

That was the snag in my plan but you could put them in an out of way place?

What to do!!

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:16

You are doing ok just treat it all as work in progress-raising perennials from seed is the cheaper more rewarding method but you may have to wait until next year for flower.

There may be plant swaps in your area, freecycle, car boot sales all ways of getting plants.

And then the helpful people on here will always offer advice and tips on growing

Double planting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:09

Yvie-tinsy bit confused but think I understand-but I don't think this will work.

The tulips if they have any chance of flowering next year need to die back naturally

Can you not plant the lilies into the same sort of baskets in preparation and just swap them over?

How deep are the baskets and if you put them back on top how are the lilies going to push through?

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