Verdun


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Dangers in your compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:54

I remember reading something similar last year.  Worrying  

Slightly different but I had  to take my old mum to docs today.  On a previnous visit I noticed a lack of antibacterial,hand wash available there so I asked why.  The receptionist proudly replied she has some behind the counter for herself,and her colleagues.  I said, ok,,but what about us?  Today the situation remains the same except for a mass of leaflets warning us about noro virus, etc and the need to wash our hands.  I told the doc there should be a hand wash in the waiting area and he promised it would be done.  Docs' surgeries are perfect breeding places for bugs so why the apathy? 

Infection is everywhere......if we have an,open wound when handling composts, etc we need to be aware.  I am aware of the need to be protected as much as possible by regular washing of hands but, surprisingly, most people are not.

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:37

The reason for digging up seedlings is to put them exactly where you want them. I associate them with grasses, to reflect in front of yellow conifers, to add height precisely where I want to.  I even had one close to a yellow dahlia and elsewhere behind dahlia bishop of llandaff and both associations look good amd for a very lomg time. In addition the foliage is not really attractive and is very coarse...??ou wouldn't want them growing near a path, for example.  Again,,the positioning of bonariensis is important ....to minimise the appearance of the foliage yet still have those lovely airy flowers making their show.  Yes, pot up and place them, in my opinion.

In cold areas seedlings  may not survive.  That's why I say,,look for them now.  Pot them up and ??ou have made sure of your stock for next year

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:07

Look around.   Are,there any seedlings?  I have had already dug up and potted a dozen or so as I do every year. Then overwinter in GH.

What is this bush?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:04

Watch out though ...can be a thug.  Not a favourite of mine but others love it

Over wintering HELP

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:02

Salvia patio blue,,echinacea and hot lips need to be protected where you are.  Hot lips is very easy from cuttings even now.  Take side shoots 3" or more long.  You will have full size flowerimg plants next summer.

If your garage has good light and is frost free you can overwimter most everything.

Just let cerinthe "tick over" in GH or that garage over winter.  Apart from patio blue a coldframe with fleece available during cold spells will be fine.  

Wallflowers

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 19:53

Mavis....in future look out for bare root plants.  They are much bigger and,cheaper. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 19:49

Making the headlines Stacey.

Made the local press recently myself. And in our local shop.  Nice to be famous ...or infamous...occasionally.  It was nothing really......

Evenimg FORKERS. Have taken on board the advice amd simcere comments about my avatar.  Not something to rush Imto lightly 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 19:41

Just a few bulbs.....mainly allium,purple sensation and some daffs. ,got loads,in pots.....always separating them after flowerimg.

Mrsgarden I can recommend nepeta for dry border. Brilliant colour,that surpasses lavender for,colour and length of flowering.

Punkdoc, lucifer is great if managed.  For me it's best as clumps about 60 cm dia.   At that size they still flower well. There are some nice new varieties .....African series....that are less vigorous.  Along with Phormiums crocosmias seem to be left to their own devices generally and look worse for wear because of if.  Both are improved by regular division

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:07

Hi punkdoc.  My thinkIng too to dig up plants not liked or fail to earn their keep.  (did that with a girlfriend once ...ha ha ). I grow and keep oly plants I enjoy and them to,tamdmnd associate them.

Stacey....wise words from that taxi guy. Life is about attitude .... My dad used to say if you smile everyone in town is smiling.  Scowl and everyone is scowling. 

Ooo.  Gotta go. Visitors arrived after,my food 

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:54

Curiousity made me look at this thread.   Thought it might involve politics or similar.  

Well, it's different.  Looks like fun   

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