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My Garlic look more like shallots

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 14:59

Thank you both for your replies.

I grew the garlic in pots and although I did feed it often perhaps I didn't give it enough. I also I seem to remember someone saying garlic needs a very cold spell to help it develope and as we had an exceptionally mild winter. Like you say BobThe Gardener that along with the rain and lack of sunshine.....

Ah well perhaps I'll have better luck next year!

Propagating Fuchsias in water

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 14:50

I have 6 plants I propagated in water last summer which are doing absolutely brilliantly. I have also potted up 4 cuttings earlier this morning which have been stood in water on my kitchen window sill for about 8-10 weeks. 

Alina you really are a mine of information...I didn't know about putting a plastic bag over them for a week or so. I do remember loosing some of my cuttings quite quickly last year after potting them up & now I know why. Cheers

I believe Hydrangea can be propagated in the same way too though a haven't tried that yet.

My Garlic look more like shallots

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 12:34

 After watching Friday's Gardeners World I took Monty's advice and harvested my garlic as the leaves were looking rather bedragled & limp and well as the title says my garlic looks more like shallots. It's my first attempt at growing garlic and to be honest I'm impressed that I've managed even to grow anything that remotely resembles garlic (one of the bulbs has divided into 3 cloves ) so I'm not too disappointed....well perhaps just a tad!

I will have another attempt in the Autumn but in the meantime if anyone has any suggestions on where I possibly went wrong they'd be greatly appreciated.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 09:06

Raining again this morning in Merseyside though the forecast does predict a dry afternoon!!!!

Hmmmm lets see eh?

Fuchsia Annabelle

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 11:23

I've just bought a Fuchsia Annabelle ( I really do need to avoid the  plant section in Morrisons!!!!!) the label describes it as a "wonderful hardy fuchsia" but after looking it up online the info suggests it's not that hardy afterall. Anyone got experience with this fuchsia? I did buy it to go in the ground but not so sure what to do with it now????? 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 08:18

You know I think you could be right Alina. Perhaps I am hallucinating...  when I got up this morning the paving on the patio was dry and I could actually hear the birds when I went into the conservatory. Alas my excitment was short lived when I heard the familiar deafening sound of the rain drowning out the sound of the birds   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 19:45

I had to drive to Leyland today and it was horrendous on the M6! The rain has been relentless all day & not much better over the weekend...great! Just had to go out and rescue my pots of lilies which had blown over. Caught one just as it was threatening to roll into the pond (I'd never be forgiven if I caused any more mayhem around the pond). Looks like we're going to get a battering from the wind as well as the rain for the next couple of hours. Forgive my ignorance but isn't it supposed to be summer??????


Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:28

A quick up date on this topic.

I emailed T&M Monday to enquire about my order. I received a reply Tuesday saying they are currently experiencing a slight delay in answering their emails. Today I actually received a phone call explaining that "because of the recent bad weather all orders are being delayed" I wont receive my order until July.

So take from that what you will! I wish now that I'd just told them to cancel my order and refund my money. 

Growing morning glory in a hanging basket.

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 16:13

Hi Kate, I put morning glory in a hanging basket a couple of years ago and it didn't really work. They just seemed to wrap them selves around all the chains and the bracket and anything else it came into contact with. There were very few leaves and only a couple of flowers...nothing much at all really. 

That said I also planted some in the conventional way (growing up a trellis) last year with much the same results. So it's probably me doing something wrong or they don't like my garden however I did notice some small plants growing in the same place again this year so I can only think that they must have self seeded and I didn't know that was a possibility 


Posted: 19/06/2012 at 09:30

I've bought a Clematis florida sieboldii which is in a very small pot and the poor thing needs planting out.

I'm sure I read somewhere that clematis benifit from being planted really deeply. Is this correct?

If so is it ok to bury some of the new growth at the base of the plant (there is quite a lot of young leaves at the base)?

Many thanks


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