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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:47

Andy, I leave them outside down here.  

Because they are in pots have some fleece handy when it does get cold.  It is really about the pots freezing.  

But, better still, If you have some spare soil you could submerge the pots as I do.  

The big plus of growing on in pots is that you can plant out in spring exactly where you want them

Last edited: 01 October 2016 21:48:57

Enough is enough

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:28

Ha we both are in god's own country.  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:15

Good luck Andy   I think you will be ok with them 

picked up some bargain bulbs ...been my day for bargains!   Planted out some but also potted the rest.

Enough is enough

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:10

Cornwall raisingirl.   Not far from the coast in far s.w. of the county where frost is pretty unusual and  not too far away and I know that garden well 

Knifophia Rooperi query

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:04

Andy, I grow several knips here...some are day length sensitive.  the popsickles, for example, are early whilst the "glow" series are autumn as, I think, is Rooperi. Toffee Nosed is much earlier

however, planting from 9 cm pots prob does not give a fair indication of how any plant will perform.  Mine are always grown on into a min of 2 litre pots before planting out

I don't think it will make any difference if you cut the spikes off or not so enjoy them now.  Not sure they will grow much taller this year.  They will have all winter to rest anyway 

Enough is enough

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 20:50

Few catty comments!  Dear me 

Funny that!

couldn't be anything to do with digging in masses of compost by any chance?

of course we have rain...plenty of it.  Rained last night.  Nice today. Weather changes so quickly on the coast here.  Point is we prob get more than our fair share of fine warm weather too.  

I think GD would identify very well with the sort of weather here;  similar in many ways 

Last edited: 01 October 2016 20:52:59

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 16:52

It's ok nanny beach.   Dry weather sorted for your  fireworks. 

My plant this summer

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:25

Lovely colours there Jacko.       Just think, they will only be bigger and better next year 

Planting a holly bush

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:22

Brilliant Rekusu ...well done 

ask around there might be someone wanting rubble for hardcore etc. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:19

Oooo, me again 

picked up a couple more heleniums after I (cheekily) asked the gc manager for discount of 75%.  Planted out now and looking wonderful.  The very varieties I wanted too and space already allocated. 

must be my day......bags of compost going cheap and even cheaper after haggling.  

Always saying it, I know, but nothing lost by asking for discounts anywhere.  You will be surprised if you try it 

Got traffic warden to not give me a parking ticket earlier in town.  Think I confused  him with myriads of reasons why he should not book me......don't think my hands around his neck influenced his decision.   

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