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Crocosmia

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:39

Peter,if this is their third year since dividing they might this year flower well.  They grow everywhere here but I think sun and good drainage are important.  I would give them a generous application of fish blood and bone lightly tickled in.  Careful you don't damage new shoots

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:33

Sleeting.  A massive, massive thunderclap.  Thought it was a bomb!  That was so loud.  Sunny and warm with the odd shower  for most of the day.  Yep, 4 seasons in one day.

First stage of water pipe replacement done........4 huge holes dug and tomorrow new pipe will be "moled" in.  There is a distant neighbour I would like rid of......maybe I could insert him in one of the holes   Need to consider how to do it though.

My Allwoods order arrived.  Fun n games though because delivery kept being delayed unless I paid a premium for immediate dispatch.  Of course, I didn't pay extra.  Plants were small but good and healthy and I potted up into 9 cm pots.  Included scented pelargoniums, succulents, pinks and penstemons.  Very satisfying potting them up. 

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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:04

Hoping fidget is ok now. 

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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:56

I know Stacey.  I never pay until I am totally satisfied with the work.  

Gardeners World TV Program

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:53

GW for me now is just "interesting".  Can take or leave it...always recorded amd watched when I decide to.

Not enough of any real info, advice, awareness of new plants or in depth discussions of plants.  GW goes very quickly but not because I enjoy it.  I think Monty would be better on his own and with the format changed.  It's gotten predictable.  Monty could do a Geoff Hamilton style presentation.

Everyone loves Monty's dog but hey!  Everyone loves mine or anybody else's ....thats how we are ...but it's a gardening programme. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:43

Dove....I would not have the willpower not to open that rose.    I excitedly  rip boxes, etc open asap

Lovely sunny morning.....the afternoon is supposed to be wet though 

Also have plumber today....re routing water pipe.....so I shall be watching like a hawk that they do everything carefully.  (I have been known to sit on the shoulders of tradesmen as they work....!!)

Think my dog will enjoy his walk in the sun in a mo...me too 

plants and container for small rockery

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:35

Woody is the expert here.....where is he?  

plants and container for small rockery

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 23:02

I would like to grow some of the little alpines again.  Need to re discover these gems.  

Hey Mike.....you may start me off with a new addiction to choice alpines 

Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:52

Hiya NGCARDS

I would plant In pots Jusf big enough to take the tubers.  I would keep compost dry for week or so then gradually moisten them to encourage growth.  Pot on when pots are almost full and repeat this process.  I grow them on until at least 2 litre size but often 3 before I plant out in the garden.  Keep indoors and frost free....use fleece if cold.  By mid summer I have large dahlias.

plants and container for small rockery

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:59

Made my own containers from old ceramic sinks ...now look like stone troughs. (a legacy from Geoff,Hamilton)

Lewisias are lovely in small terracotta pots....planted slightly on their sides.....in very well drained compost with added perlite.  Placed in the sun and they glow 

A nice shrubby plant is euryops acraeus.  I love this silver grey dome with bright yellow flowers.  Again in a terracotta pot on its own.

Convolvulous maritima is a lovely trailing plant with velvety purple/blue flowers from mid summer to autumn.  Have this growing by my drive entrance and it is an eye opener.  

 

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