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herbaceous plants

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:38

Yes, woottens are first class. Ashwoods too.  Lots of others including specialist growers for heleniums, hellebores, and the like.

Dannyboy,  In the GC soon there will be lots of perennials in 9cm pots......from lupins, to delphiniums, to well, the list,is huge.  Buy them and pot  them up ASAP.  They will grow amazingly quickly in early spring.  I pot on at least twice but often 3 times to have large full size flowerimg plants for this summer.  you need to keep them growing vigorously during the potting up period.

Its now a good time to buy perennials in 3 litre pots and divide them, pot them up and grow them on.

 

Fox gloves

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:28

Hiya Red

Yes source online .

I too like height in the border from perennial flowers.....I grow agastaches, veronicastrums, verbena bonariensis, delphiniums, foxgloves, verbascums, acteas, etc etc.  

Re agastaches check out Black Adder and Sangria....respectively inky blue flowers and pink flowers on erect tall (5') plants all summer long.  

NOT ME!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:21

It's not about technical glitches Tom.  It's about friendship, knowledge, fun, support and sharing.  Sorry you're leaving Tom.  If you change your mind you will be welcome 

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:15

Cake lily?  Not for me.......er, are they real strawberries?  Looks a generous size.  Looks quite nice.  Looks tempting.  

Just skill zoomer 

Raised beds

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:10

Hi Steven

Yes excellent for veg.  Mushroom compost is ideal mix in with top soil.  Sounds perfect for carrots too.  Try to mix it all as thoroughly as possible

Fox gloves

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 19:58

I guess they are expensive. Got mine at good price and well happy with them.  If they grow again next spring ....I.e. that they are truly perennial....then they will be very good value.

They will,be sterile so no seeds.  Root cuttings or division....will make that decision when I dig one up in late summer

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 19:55

pelargonium cuttings in winter

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 19:54

Meldewey,

Fleece will be fine...for now.  If it gets very cold though I would briNg them in or remove them away from the windowsill and extra fleece then. 

I have just potted on rooted cuttings taken in August.  Mild here but they are in unheated conservatory and kept reasonably dry.  

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 19:06

Hiya philippa

For me this is the best forum around. The only offensive stuff has been when spammers try to encroach but even that is pretty comtrolled.

Thoughts with you Pentillie.

2014

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 18:57

Hear hear.  Would love to see Marion on gardeners world 

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