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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:01

Afternoon Brum 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:00

Hmm, not sure.  I'm an uncle but in practice a dad and mum to my niece and nephew. It's come to "being there" for them.  Don't begrudge it really... .they are everything to me. And I am all they have blood wise.  But it leaves little me time.  I'm expected to solve everything....I try to and manage to I think mostly.....at the drop of a hat.  

If I had me time and no garden I guess I prob would do more volunteering and   go travelling

Hey Brumbull has accomplished more in this thread than any of us before in us getting to know us. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 13:47

Just to say..what a nice feeling to read this thread today. Luverly 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:28

Well they said it was cold over the Cairngorms yesterday but I didn't feel a thing .......................I'll get my coat.......... 

Lilies, cannas,,agapanthus amd the like.....

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:08

Woody 

Disillusioned

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:06

Hey dove.  Don't despair.  The catalogues are promising sensational plants for next year and you should see the pictures.  Reds like nothing before, whites as pure as pure can be, and they will all flower from feb to November remaining in pristine comdition without any attention.   I'm so excited that I've forgotten last summer 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 08:56

Hello FORKERS.

Dampish here but still warm.

Sorry that lurgy is still lurking Stacey.   

Not  supposed to .....don't divide grasses at this time folks......but I'm going to dig up and divide a large miscanthus zebrinus. Hopefully, it won't feel a thing and I will be able to see what it looks like,and will look like, next summer .(all logic says wait but I'm bit impetuous to say the least )

Lilies, cannas,,agapanthus amd the like.....

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:04

Will now be looking to buy more lilies and cannas soon.  Still have several large clumps of cannas in full flower and they have loved this summer ESP.  want more.

The regal lily still remains a favourite of mine, purely for its scent, but I want to get a greater variety in the garden next year

The agapanthus too is tempting me. ,we have fields of these in summer in Cornwall .......to expand my range.  

What summer bulbs/tubers/corms are on your shopping list?  We will get another roasting summer in 2014 so what better to add extra zing than more of these beauties?

Taking the plunge

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:36

Depends on the size of the bulb.   Daffs, for me, are best around the rim of,the pot and one in the centre.  Size?  Well, not quite touching ...maybe a finger's width between them.  I plant deep so maybe on 2cm of compost. When I plant the whole thing  out I do so even deeper in the ground.  Hyacinths would be one in 1 litre pot and 3 in 2 litre.

Matt, not too keen on those mixed daffs simply because I don't know how big each will be, what colour, what type.   I,prefer to buy named varieties and pot these up for a group of,similar flowers.  But.....daffs are daffs.....a load of colour is guaranteed in spring.  

lupins-and-delphiniums

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 17:27

Hiya Matt

No leave them over winter now.  Just let them tick over.  I know they look big and healthy now but new young lupins are susceptible to bit of frost. I would plant out in spring.

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