Verdun


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Ribes

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 07:51

How pink ksimpson?   My own is pink....its an old variety 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 07:49

Morning folks 

back from a walk to the beach....warm, quiet and dry. Smells of wild thyme, grass, gorse and the sea to add to glossy blue water and clear blue sky 

porridge and grapefruit with my scan read of the forum 

Dahlias

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 22:05

Those separated corms....actually they are tubers....will not do anything.  You will see a stem on each tuber.  Plant so that the stem is above soil level 

Dahlias

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:29

Joey,,pot them up individually now in 9cm pots or bigger if the tubers are big. water lightly and keep in gh. As growth develops pot into bigger pots. Every potting with fresh compost will feed and encourage fast growth. yes, it really does make a difference...you will have energetic individual plants 

Erysmium

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:55

And cuttings produce much better foliage than your 2 year old (tired) plant B3.  Then potted up and overwintered in the gh next spring you can plant out good plants as a group of vivid colour. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:32

Tee hee hee 

Your turn will come Joyce 

Erysmium

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:30

Sorry Dave...my post crossed with yours.  My reason for "no" is because it is a very short term perennial....best as an annual....and when moved they can sulk and look awful offen then dying. Thus,,leave where it is for the summer and discard before winter 

Erysmium

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:27

Couple of things B3.  

Why doesn't it "look right"? 

if it has not been there more than a few weeks then, yes, you can move it.  Otherwise no.

take cuttings....they root easily in perlite/mpc

berberis atropurpurea NANA or Bagatelle will look good with it.  or heuchera Obsidian.  Or Lobelia Black Truffle.  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:21

Luverly 

Shrubs in 3ltr pots

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:17

Cornwall so not even in England keenbutgreen we want our independence. Already have some devolution powers 

spoke with owner of that nursery today...after 10 litre cotinus and eucaluptus urnigera.  

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

 
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why did we worry?

 
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Guess what this is.....

 
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Lupins a'flowering

 
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Inspiring or what?

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IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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