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Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 19:22

Get them in pots ASAP ..  Water well.  Agree "nobble" bits on top.  Not too large a pot either.  Just enough to hold the root.

These days I don't grow jap anemones but used to sell lots of them.  At this time of year they will settle in well. They can take a while to flower but,paradoxically can also flower in their first summer.  They can be temperamental as Blue Rose has already said.  


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 19:08

Oh eck!  

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 19:07

Hi.  Brum, is that St Mawes ferry?  

Serious! Really

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 19:05

Lily, wouldn't it be lovely for you all if I could post my singing ?  In the car, in the shower and when I am water's edge when the sea is out that's when I think I'm a good singer 

Came out from wizard of Oz panto once and sang at the top of my voice "we've been to see the wizard of oz" to that song. (The multi storey carpark's acoustics reverberated everywhere). Suddenly realised I had a huge appreciative audience... But the children thought it was so funny cos I have a loud unmusical voice.  Hey, it was Christmas 


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:49

Hello forkers

Damp..wet here.  Not cold.  Just not too nice 

James....keep clueless gardener.  Its a a distinctive handle but doesn't mean anything really. Slug pellets are pretty useless in this rain.  I don't worry too much at this time of year about slugs.  

Chuffed today.....returned a printer and got Argos to price match for a new one.  They don't do price match but I guess I presented a good case for them to do that.  And got a £10 voucher too, plus £30 discount  plus a reduced extended warranty charge. Because I got the price reduced it fell into a cheaper price group. (manager could not understand that at first).  Extended warranty on expensive printer is always worth it I find.  So, £50 back all told.     Haggling always pays 

Halloween Fairy?  Annual meeting?.........oops!  Done it again.sorreeeeee


What to do...

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 16:27

If we knew the plant varieties we could suggest whether to divide or not and pot up.  In any case, this time of the year and into next  few weeks I divide many herbaceous perennials to plant out in spring.  Some large big cannas,big grasses etc........I simply dig up and use a bin liner with mpc.  Just wrap around the rootball and tie top.  Works well and large plants are then available to plant out later

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 16:20

I see st Michaels mount most every day.  

Great variety of pictures

Will be asking for advice too about cameras.  

Have to cut back on my cakes to start saving for a decent camera   Isn't life hard sometimes? 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 15:56

They sound like festucas from your description.  They will be easy to lift and pot.  In spring,if festucas, pull them apart, cut foliage back and pot up these (small pieces) in mpc  in spring.  You will have much better foliage colour too from these new plants and they fill out quickly during the summer, Clarington.   I then like to plant as a group of 3

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:02

This is a brilliant it 

Im being inspired to contribute myself......


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:00

Hey James!   ....hmmmmm! You are prob right but then I'm still at school in my head.

MrsG, I always grow wallflowers on in my veg patch so those I plant out are individually quite impressive specimens.  Got about 50 more to plant out.  I replace tender perennials with the wallflowers for winter and tend to do this over the next few weeks.    Don't  be too despondent about your "measly 6".  They will add more growth in early spring 

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