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Prolonging flowering this autumn - Asters and crysanths and roses

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:09

Keep dead heading and dont allow any flowers going over to remain 

Pruning probs

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:07

Can't see first pic. Is that an Acacia in second one?  Yes, names will help in advising about pruning Framces.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:54

Hello chicky.  Matter of personal choice I guess depending on what plants,you have.  1 or 2 litre is good size ...what plants are they?  Well, conditions are near ideal for planting, warm moist soil so if they are hardy maybe go for it.  

Even tho it's mild here I often pot on and grow on to plant out large plants in the spring.  They make new growth earlier than they do in the ground that's all.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:42

Damp this morning but a glorious afternoon n evening.  Really warm.  Got large bare root wallflowers today and planted them in my veg garden where they will prob double in size over the next 6 weeks. Then plant where my tender perennials were.  Don't like lots of tiny wallflowers dotted about or even planted together....large plants make a better impression.  Ar flowering time wallflowers are at least 60 cm high and even more in width. 

Oh, good evening FORKERS.  We have a mini heatwave a'coming...started here.


Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:30

Nothing to see except the Agas sunset...may take one of this. Think I'm hooked on the agastaches now....have 8 to 10 varieties I guess and like them all so the new ones today will provide excitement for next year.  Always nice to see new plants in your own garden.

Maybe Tom for sunshine for next few days

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 13:48

Well, they've arrived. Yippee!  Hurriedly unpacked.....mostly in 9cm pots but excellent quality ...and potted on into 15 cm pots and left outside in the drizzle.  Look good and will grow some more over next 4 to 6 weeks.  Will keep in conservatory until next march when I will pop into 1 litre pots.  Got them now for next year.  including agastaches sunset.....lovely orangey flowers still on this one, fiesta, heatwave and others

Peeps just arrived.  Wanted to plant wallflowers I got this morn.....damnation!

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 12:41

Not yet, not yet, not yet.  Ha ha

Bought bare root wallflowers this morning.....wet at mo but will get them planted by the end of the day.  I always plant out in my veg patch first to grow on,and then plant in their final positions during late,autumn or even in winter.  (can lift with good tight rootball then so,they don't notice a thing)

Have my plants come yet? Ill check again in two mins

Blueberries - where and when?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 12:36

Hiya Catherine

I bought my blueberries from Trehanes in Dorset.  They are the specialists. I received 3 varieties....I actually have 4 now....from them as quite large plants and they fruit very well.  You can go online to view their website.

They need an acid soil....this is the essential ingredient.  My sol is neutral so I grow in pots of ericaceous soil (mine are plunged in garden)

Mine are in full sun but they are,woodland or partial shade lovers.  I too am near the coast.  My garden though is sheltered though.  So, I suggest you visit Trehanes where advice on buying, planting etc is given.  Good time of year to order them. ,

Oh! Blueberries are delicious.

Zantedeschia without flowers

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 09:06

I think this year the very late and cold spring is the reason for,not flowering. 

Re those coloured varieties.  They are unreliable and hit n miss with me.  



Posted: 19/09/2013 at 09:03

Well, avoid biscuits Stacey.  They have more calories, fats and sugars than most foodstuffs.  Even those plain simple ones!

Morning FORKERS.

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