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Where to plant climber

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:44

Hello thistledoNicely

I would lift some of those bricks....about a width of 60 cm.....and dig out a reasonably generous hole and plant a honeysuckle or jasmine.  Mix the soil with compost and fertiliser and back fill and water well.  Then 6 galvanised wall eyes and 3 galvanised wire supports.  Then add a nice new bench.  Perfect solution 

......the good guys

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:36

Another good guy to add.  Ordered Imperata red baron last autumn and one plant was  damaged in transit.  I informed Jacksons Nurseries at the time but added I hoped I would "resurrect" it.  Well it didn't recover.  Informed Jacksons and they are sending me 3 replacement places complete with apologies and friendliness.  

Have had plants before from them and always excellent service and,  whisper it, low prices 

I now have a a list of good suppliers of various plants  from whom I can order with utmost confidence 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:22

Nice pictures Bill.  Lovely 

Glad things worked out KEF 

 Hot here today.  Busy doing stuff but managed to plant echinacea milkshakes, potted lilies, and osteospermum voltage yellow. Most of the daffs have gone over

My mum is still in hospital but waiting for a care package before she is "released".  However,it is her church's special evening later and I will pick her up and take her there.  (not really my thing, religion, but it's important to my mum)

So tempting to plant everything, isn't it?, but nights are still a little cool for tender perennials.  Getting hotter during the week and it FEELS so different now 

Birds singing ....a bit off key!  Oh no!  It's my nose when I breathe   (thought I would throw in a bit of classy humour to end )

Onions from seed

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:06

The best way to grow onions is to sow them early.....over the Xmas holiday.  Sown in modules or trays and kept growing.  Planted out when 4" or so high in well fertilised soil and covered with a cloche or fleece.  

Onion size is determined by how far apart they are planted.....if you want large onions plant 6" or more apart but I get mild, tasty good size onions that keep well (not long finished my winter stored ones) from 4" spacings

Last year I bought in plants and they were excellent so doing the same this year.  Saves time but nothing quite like growing your own from seed.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:53

Hello forkers

Nice plants KEF.....tempted by Valentine myself yesterday.  I grow the Anchusa  next to doronicum .....classic/corny yellow blue for spring.  Although lithodora prefers acid soil I can grow it well  here.....flowers now emerging pure blue.

Looking very good here but slight chill in the stillless air.

Dont like rats MrsGarden.  I have heard tales of monster rats but ...touch wood....havent seen any yet.

Hope the poorly ones recover soon.  

i don't need to sound silly but...

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 23:06

Don't feel silly  

The name of the grass would certainly help but does stipa Tennuissima, hordeum jubatum ring a bell?  Some grasses seed prolifically so I would not be tempted to go mad and plant your seedlings everywhere Jusf because you have them.  And you do have a large number there 

1m sq no sun spot - what to plant?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:10

Ha ha.  I win 

1m sq no sun spot - what to plant?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:06

Plant a fern. It will love it there.

i don't need to sound silly but...

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:03

I prick out as individual grasses.......and then into small 9 cm pots and use a mixture of  mpc and perlite.  Individually potted grasss will make better plants

Beetroot

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:56

I like to protect the young seedlings for couple of weeks against heavy rain .....I cover with fleece supported by wire hoops.  Beetroot seedlings are vulnerable to damage when small.

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