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Perennial planting time?

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 15:49

Hiya Claire Do not plant out echinacea or agastache now.  I assume they arrived  as small plugs so pot up into 9 cm pots and keep dryish over winter.  In early spring pot on again.  I grow these on until they fill 3 litre pots and then plant out.  Echinaceas need to build up a good root system before they flower so I remove all flower buds before mid summer.  

......the good guys

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 15:41

my GTech cordless hedge trimmer stopped working today.  I rang GTech even though it is a few months out of warranty.  Their response?  A replacement will be with me tomorrow.  The faulty one will be collected.  No charges, no hassles.  Impressive service from GTech 


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:42

I've still got my teddy 


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:31

Wet morning.......showers and sun

think I will still be able to get work done in the garden

got pots galore...small greenhouse full, conservatory full and temporary home made 20' poly tunnel will add to plant protection over winter.  

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:27

Plant out daffodil cheerfulness among your wallflowers happy cottontail.  For me the best daffodil scent ....very strong.  


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:54

Genii for me too.  snowcap is hardy here and compact.  However, hardy fuschias grow  so abundantly down here and in the wild.  

For a friend I planted a delightful butter yellow foliage fuschia that is hardy. ,  More vigorous than genii ......I must grab a cutting or two.  Don't know its name though.

(buy your hardy fuschia now but best planted in spring now) 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:46

Ha ha. its a glorious looking.....and spiny....variegated yucca.    I think it has gloriosa in its name

Autumn Colour

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:44

In Cornwall autumn colour, esp near the coast, is not great.  Think it needs to be a little cooler and further inland. Envious of those wonderful colours 

Friend or foe

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:41

Not heard of rats eating grass.  I would use rat killer but follow the advice on the product.  

Carrot bed

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:39

Carrots want fine, deep free draining soil and feeding with a good organic fertiliser like fish blood and bone.  grown under fleece they will be safe from carrot fly.  However, they need a regular supply of water......I.e. They must not dry out and then watered.  carrots will split if dry, wet, dry and wet.  

Grew "crowbar" carrots few years back.  Deep holes filled with sieved soil mixed with mpc and granular fertiliser. Carrots were HUGE, tasty and impressive.  

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