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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:59

Cornish pasty me ansome 

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:58

Hiya Fairy, that's why I said to plant deeper in early spring.  Mags did say she would plant out in spring. I pot up 4 bulbs in 5" pot ...unless esp large large like some of the Regale where I plant one per pot......and they perform well. 


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:11

My issues I always lose them.  secondly, I constantly break them.  

I use my secateurs for cutting thick branches, for example, for which I should have used my loppers.  I buy secateurs every year so relatively cheap (£8 to £10) pairs for me.  Had an expensive pair as a pressie but broke them.  Then again, I break everything from spades to trowels.   had a trowel made for me once, "unbreakable" I thought,  but broke that this summer after many years of use. 


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 15:41

Chicky, get drainage holes done.  


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:40

Rosie, get those drainage holes sorted.  A waterlogged plant for a couple of days in winter will die. 

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:35

Staffsmags, I currently have several lilies in pots to plant out in spring.  They will then be planted out exactly where I want them.  I tend to plant lilies deeper these with many bulbs now.....because I they seem to be so much better for it.

dont worry how lilies look now...they are simply dying down for fhe winter

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:31

Solanum album is suoerb.  I have one, still flowering, and it is a favourite of mine.  Vigorous, easy and, here anyway,,is evergreen.   Clematis Montana Grandiflora too...vigorous and nicely scented spring flowers.  I covered an old leylandii stump,6' high, with momtana.  Erected a tripod of galvanised poles around it and trellis and now   all we see is the clematis.  Lovely in spring.

no rush though Jo.....all winter to consider your options 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:24

Either way, they root so nothing to worry about folks 

Begonia Corm

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:23

Begonia corms will increase year on year Andrew.  I have 6 that vary from 4" to 6 or 7".    12" is big.  I guess we will soon find out how unusual yours is 

Dahlia tuber looking odd

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 12:51

There seems a lot of it about right now Bob 

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