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Crocosmia, no flowers just lushus foliage.

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 13:18

This clump is 80cm and 30cm deep, would you divid? If so when?

What plant feed, something with slightly higher phosphorus? Think Monty Don said that for his flowering planter and suggested a tomato feed. 


Crocosmia, no flowers just lushus foliage.

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:48

I live in Gateshead, North East of Engkand Lily Pilly.

Foxgloves, is it too late to sow?

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:20

My foxgloves are coming to an end, but have loads of seed pods. is it too late to sow them? Common sense tells me, that if the plant looks like it's ready to self seed, then now is okay to facilitate this, but packets of seeds say sow April, May & June.

why is this?

Crocosmia, no flowers just lushus foliage.

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:15

I think I have the answer, but want to check with you guys.

I planted some crocosmia bulbs about two years back and all I get is loads of lushus foliage. They are east facing so only get full sun for half the day. Is it this or that maybe the builbs we small and still maturing? I found one small flower today. 

Is there any feed I can give to help?


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:46

Thank you


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:32

Can I just check a few things about my foxgloves (pam's choice)?

i understand they are biannuals, I sowed them last year and they have flowered this year. Is that the plant dead after that? There will be NO new growth next year? What do you do, do you dig out the plant in autumn or just let it die back?

I'm going to collect some seeds and try growing some in the greenhouse and grow over winter, but also hoping there will be some self seeding going on too.

Next year I want more alliums to grow in between the foxgloves. 

is there anything else I should consider?

Weed Fabric Control

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 20:53

Thanks BobTheGardener I will have a look at screwfix. 

Weed Fabric Control

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 17:10

No, not for planting, just to cover an area and cover with gravel.

Weed Fabric Control

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:47

Ive a 6m square I want to cover with gravel.

Weed Fabric Control

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 15:10

I'm looking to buy some weed fabric control, is 100Ggsm the best to have?

I'm not impressed with reviews of weed fabric from b&q, will probably buy from Amazon, unless you have recommendations?

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