Tina_i_am


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Buxus Hedge

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 16:15

I've just planted a box hedge. I'm very chuffed with myself as they are all from cuttings I have taken two years ago.

What's a good fertiliser to promotet healthy roots this autumn? I've got some one year old leafmould to top dress.

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 17:09

I've probably space to germinate in the house, but once I start putting them into individual cells I won't have the room. 

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 16:26

I'm thinking of sowing some hardy annual this month. If I leave them in the greenhouse, bog standard un-heated, will they still survive the winter. 

I live in the north east of England, it can get pretty cold where I live, as I am on the edge of the city and am semi rural. 

Any tips? Insulate the greenhouse with bubble wrap. Individual plastic covers for the trays. There's not really a lot of room in the house and come winter the central heating is on.

Crocosmia, no flowers just lushus foliage.

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:56

Thank all.

Like I say, or should add, I planted the bulbs about two years ago (could be three) and NEVER had flowers. I've just given them a tomato feed today, first time ever. 

Foxgloves, is it too late to sow?

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 14:05

Great idea Susan.  I'm often worried that  if I scatter seeds, then later I won't know if they are meant to be or are weed seedlings. I might try that method too. 

Crocosmia, no flowers just lushus foliage.

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 13:19

Thank you, Lily Pilly and Gertie Grass ????

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?

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Peat-free compost

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