Swedboy


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Ill snowdrop?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 22:46

My first snowdrop of the year was a rather odd one. Instead of a graceful hanging flower it was upright! Is this plant infected by something or is it just due to some damage to the flower during the growing process. It also had some brown marks at the tips of the flower petals like it had been scorched.

Peacock Orchides not flowering

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:18

Damn. I thought the only problem with them was the survival in damp conditions. One of mine has prodcued a flower now. They are stunning so I hope that they will flower better next year.

Peacock Orchides not flowering

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 12:47

Bought a bag of these last year for a pound in poundland for me and a friend at work. Both sets came up but only hers flowered. The ones I planted in pots are dead but the ones in the border are doing well and have for the second year come up with long lush leaves. Alas I have yet to see anything that resembles a flower. They are planted alongside a fence and gets driect sunlight for about half the day. Are they just bulking up (being from less of a reputable sournce) or quite  cranky to get to flower?

Gardeners World PDF's

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 22:29

Any reason the September issue isn't available?

Gardeners World PDF's

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 18:00

I have the same issue. I cant download it either. It doesn't recognize my details.

I was too haysty there. It downloaded today but not the current issue but the august one.

Garlic bulblets

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 19:34

Just found one of my lost garlics tonight and saw that it had formed small little cloves in the flower. Can they be planted or will it take too long for them to become a fully grown bulb? They are the size of milk teeth.

Bye bye Clematis Cassis

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:34

Does this also true for clematis Chirrosa var Balerica? I bought one from the garden centre bargain bucket and it looked half dead with some leaves on it. It is more resembling a dodo than a climber now.

Have cut the other one back and will treat it to some fertilizer.

Sorting out a Dormfelder grapevine

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 11:39
Thanks. I'll check that out.

Sorting out a Dormfelder grapevine

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 16:26

My grapevine has gotten slight out of control and quite big. Tried to untangle it today but it feels like the branches are quite brittle and might snap if I do anything too farsh to them. Can I cut them back quite hard in early spring or can I do it now? Have also a vauge memory that you sould cut off anything above two leaves if there is a bunch of grapes forming on it.

Bye bye Clematis Cassis

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 16:23

The stems are intact, they just look dead. When I cut one open it is not black inside but more gray/white. Not sure if that is good or bad. Should I cut it down to the ground and pray for resurrection?

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