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Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 16:12

Maureen, only repot if you think it is too big for existing pot. I would wait until early spring now though.  For hostas in pots I always mix a little dried manure into the compost. John Innes compost too.   And for snail and slug proofing apply copper tape around your pot. 


Posted: 15/12/2015 at 16:05

Wrinkly, not sure pelleted seed will change much re germination rate.  Do you sow a little too deeply perhaps?  Pelleted seed makes no difference either to carrot fly.

when thinning carrots water well and then cover with fleece.  Keep covered whilst picking during the season.

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 16:00

Don't understand the rithmatic . My dad said I was special cos the olympics celebrate my birthday. 


Posted: 15/12/2015 at 12:41

Costa Pat.  He is so enjoyable to watch.  What a character but he really knows his stuff as do his colleagues.  I download GA Pat 

Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 12:38

Your place isn't called "hosta towers" by any chance Hosta? 

Maureen,,your hosta will "disappear" .  Hey presto! In spring you will see it again....but watch those snails 

Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 12:18

I almost added hostas myself Hosta.  hostas in early spring are so colourful when new leaves unfold.  This spring I will have quite a few to look forward to 


Posted: 15/12/2015 at 11:51

Morning folks

Pat I much prefer your Gardening Australia progs to our own here.  

Dry very, very warm early morning, rain now but already clearing. 

Good news Lily Pily 

since Punkdoc is laid up I will certainly get a head start on him with my cannas this year.........?  If he is competitive he will rise to this; hopefully 

placed an order for the latest agastaches.........I'm going to need someone else's garden to grow everything 

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 07:24

We are lucky hosta we can do that.  I always have a few tubers in the gh over winter as they are with no profection at all.  Never fleece anything at all in gh for example 


Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 23:13

Come on birdyboots.  You're having a laugh . Every 4 years my old dad told me, same as my birthday.  good one almost got me there you little devil you 

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 22:00

Disponded, if the sawdust is DRY it should be fine.  

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