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Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 13:14

Blimey that's a lotta bulbs AJK. 

Yes, you could  make some cash in the spring.  Good idea.  The polyanthus you referred to in another thread would sell well too if you pot up into 9 cm pots

Propagating Polyathus

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 13:09

You can divide small,clumps too, of course, AJK.  Very small pieces can be replanted or,potted up.  Yes, seeds too.  I would sow in early spring


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 13:04

Bit cheesy Stacey!  

Is it time....unification of evening and morning FORKERS?

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 13:02

Since we are all overlapping now and posting on both evening and morning FORKERS.....I do it too it now time to unite the FORKERS?  (glad there is a spellchecker there )  Maybe keep the FORKERS bit, say "hello FORKERS" .  It would still respect Brumbull's place as the originator.  So, what do you guys think?  Shall we have a yes, no response and nominate a proposer?   I nominate Dove as she slipped me a fiver earlier 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 12:53

What, your memory cells MrsGarden?     



Posted: 10/10/2013 at 11:30

Nice and sunny now.  Quite warm.  Clearing the veg patch of weeds. 

I do the pen n paper thing too punkdoc....leave little notes about moving something, about swapping plants over, etc.  



Posted: 10/10/2013 at 11:26

Hmmm.  I grow mine on in veg patch where they do add a lot of growth in short time.  They then are moved into the garden at any  time over the next few weeks with good chunk of soil so they  do not know they have been moved.

Because mine get quite large they are not then planted in groups...they hold their own as specimen plants....prob 2 to 3 feet high  and across.  So in that sense they are good value.  I paid about £3 for 10 too.  However. I have also bought some as named colours and these are planted in groups of 3......have orange, yellow and make a real impact.  All are pinched out to prevent flowering and to increase bushyness.  


Design ideas for a very small garden

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 11:15

Hiya loislane

Can ??ou post a picture?  Is it a sunny garden?  What is the soil like...does it drain well or does it seem to hold water?  Whether it is acid or alkaline too would can get,cheap soil test kits.  

Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 11:08

As others my garden is  full, choc a bloc with perennials not ready to give up yet.  I wouldn't dig anything up yet or try to guess where to cram them in.  I planted  my bulbs in pots.  They will go in the garden then in the right spot.   Too much foliage to see properly where they should go.  Get some compost Matt and pot them up.  leave them outside and you can pop them in when amd where you want to throughout the winter.  They will perform just as well.

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:09

Cold frame good idea Arioch.  Best to keep open durimg relatively mild spells.  You want to grow hard and keep cool.....not cold.  Echinaceas often do struggle...they are so variable ranging from fairly hardy to very tender and they are susceptible to various pathogens ironically caused by being too warm in winter.  So,??ou cant win   Some survive for me and others disappear (I grow many of the new varieties so it's trial and error....I will leave some in the ground and some potted up in the GH)

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