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How cruel is this?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 11:50

Winter song, missed your post.  You are my favourite did say baker by trade.

oh heck!  Gemma nasty.

flumpy.....that's sooooooooo good. (You're my favourite really)

all is not lost.....apparently I will be having a goodly supply of cupcakes later.  So it's not the end of the world after all.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:31

Cut them back fairly hard........take the lanky stems off to create a spiky mound (like the technical stuff? )

Date palms

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:12

Dong grow it Hyacinth.

they grow well down here in Cornwall but beware of their vicious foliage.  

I had 2 in my garden but removed them because of their foliage.  They look exotic. They are not really a garden plant. 

Good drainage and not too hardy in cold areas I Think

a big no from me


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:45

Hiya nodlisab 

cut them back now and use for cuttings.  They will root in a few weeks.  A light granular feed and light mulch then for your pot

......the good guys

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:42

Depends on whether the quality of the plants is good or not.  If a good size plant is dispatched and well packed yet fails to grow and the supplier immediately replaces it with the same quality then, to me, that's a good guy.

bare root perennials rarely are worth it and most of,the bad guys supply plants like this 


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:37

morning folks

enjoyyour birthday treat  Chcky.

wet here....not much chance of any sun today I think.

this Clarkson thing is all about publicity. ,ok, the prog doesn't need it but there are a few egos there.  However, if it's a sackable offence for everyone else then it's a sackable offence for Clarkson

......the good guys

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 22:19

It's how a supplier responds to a problem that determines a good guy or not.  

Holly ID please

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 21:33

Kev, yes green and white leaf on Handsworth.  

Dahlia tuber drying out

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 21:01

Mike, they need moisture.  I would pot them up and lightly water them to plump them up.  They arent in need of more warmth.

i have several clumps that are now receiving light watering. the more shoots the more water.  

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 20:18

It's ok flumpy. I'll be alright I guess !

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