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Posted: 06/10/2016 at 11:55

Looking good Pokhim 

...another reason for separating is that next year with all the extra foliage that pot will blow over. 


Posted: 06/10/2016 at 08:24

Aym, exactly the point.  Over thought and unnecessarily so but remember growers need to get their plants to flowering/selling size asap.  For the consumer it often means an acclimatisation/non flowering period when plants get into their stride again 

I would use JI number 3 

New GW...??

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 08:16

It is clear to me the GW team are trying to produce a prog we all enjoy.  

It is irritating to me that so many asked for an hour long prog not so long ago but now diss it.  

For me an hour long prog every week of the year would be great....we all have record or catch up so we don't have to sit and watch it when broadcast 

for heaven's sake folks stop moaning 


Posted: 06/10/2016 at 07:07

Agapanthus are seen everywhere down here from starring on St, Michaels Mount to growing in the fields  to private and public gardens.  No need to see them on the Nile    This is prob the home of agapanthus 

i really think there is way too much perceived mystery about growing agapanthus....they are easy if given sun and a warm spot.  Patience may be needed.

 They grew and flowered profusely in my rich but sandy loam so much so they had to be thinned out and plants, both white and blue, were given to neighbours and friends. I keep them limited now in just one or two spots in the garden.

the advantage of individual potted plants is that they will eventually...not talking years here.... make several eye catching plants to place in different parts of fhe garden.  5 mature...mature don't forget.....plants will need separating at some stage anyway rather than just repotting. Seems an awful waste to cram them in one container.  I think those plants will easily llift and perform just the same standing alone...they wont even know they have been moved 

visit any gc in summer and you will see potted agapanthus for sale...they haven't taken years to flower???

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Posted: 05/10/2016 at 22:27

5 mature squashed in plants is overkill.  having roots constrained is one thing, squashing them is another.

individual plants in their own containers, not overpotted, is the way to go for me 

Dan, would you plant 5 mature figs in one pot? .???  Yes, restrain roots to produce fruit and reduce growth but you wouldn't plant 5 of them together to achieve this 

Chimney planter advice please

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 20:50

No depth though for planters B3.....that's the problem 

grass, peonies and fuchsia

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 20:18

Not a rose rosemummy.   Why not plant something classy and attractive instead?  ha ha 

ok, well cut grass more will see a difference 

Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 19:51


well, grubs ARE still there...leatherjackets and or chafer grubs.

nematodes will not work if you did not water them in well and keep the soil moist for at least a couple of weeks.  

Nothing much you can do now.  Accept the situation for the winter but use nematodes for both chafers and leatherjackets in spring and re seed.  You will need to re apply at summer's end.  I am confident birds will not attack your lawn next autumn 


Posted: 05/10/2016 at 16:47

Best to hang up immedistely.  

I sang a silly song to them. Thought it was soooo funny but they rang back to hear more.  Maybe a dozen times, prob more. Clearly there were a few people there making these calls.   Talk Talk blocked them but give these guys nothing. 


Posted: 05/10/2016 at 16:39

Wrap up in fleece or put in gh during coldest nights/days ...wrap pot too.

pot indvidually in spring 

any reason for squashing in 5 mature plants?

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