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Lilies, cannas,,agapanthus amd the like.....

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:04

Will now be looking to buy more lilies and cannas soon.  Still have several large clumps of cannas in full flower and they have loved this summer ESP.  want more.

The regal lily still remains a favourite of mine, purely for its scent, but I want to get a greater variety in the garden next year

The agapanthus too is tempting me. ,we have fields of these in summer in Cornwall .......to expand my range.  

What summer bulbs/tubers/corms are on your shopping list?  We will get another roasting summer in 2014 so what better to add extra zing than more of these beauties?

Taking the plunge

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:36

Depends on the size of the bulb.   Daffs, for me, are best around the rim of,the pot and one in the centre.  Size?  Well, not quite touching ...maybe a finger's width between them.  I plant deep so maybe on 2cm of compost. When I plant the whole thing  out I do so even deeper in the ground.  Hyacinths would be one in 1 litre pot and 3 in 2 litre.

Matt, not too keen on those mixed daffs simply because I don't know how big each will be, what colour, what type.   I,prefer to buy named varieties and pot these up for a group of,similar flowers.  But.....daffs are daffs.....a load of colour is guaranteed in spring.  

lupins-and-delphiniums

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 17:27

Hiya Matt

No leave them over winter now.  Just let them tick over.  I know they look big and healthy now but new young lupins are susceptible to bit of frost. I would plant out in spring.

Dahlias

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 16:36

But remember Auntie E when you dig up those dahlias each divided piece must have a piece of stem or they will not grow.  

Newbie Needs Help

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 16:34

Hey Gareth.  Just enjoy the fun of plantIng some cheap and cheerful stuff for now.

The soil Test!  Hmm.  There are clues that your soil is acid and you could just see what your neighbours grow.   But, I enjoy the science bit......the soil test is informative, interesting  and valuable.  

Let us know what your test reveals 

Winter Dip

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:48

Will try that hot dip treatment over next few days.  Makes sense.  Will be cleaning greenhouse first,,maybe tomorrow.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:43

Busy, think pentillie will be back.....Cornish folk are outspoken when required.

Fairygirl, morning. All that work still going on!  You must have muscles to put popeye to shame   

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:16

Well Brum.....I forecast a brilliant summer on the forum last spring ....wasn't I cleva?  

Not sure about the forecast.  Very mild down here last winter......wet, wet wet though.  

Cake?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:09

Hello FORKERS.

Well said Brum   .....(wonder what weird and wonderful thread he will come up with now   Ha ha ). I think that was exactly what the forum needed 

Busy morn but autumn has arrived.......time to start cutting back on those plants that have done their thing but now going over.  I like this clearing time.......outside my window here the hellebores will enjoy the space provided by this clearing up.  As another thread said, where has the summer gone?  The new cycle starts again 

Have nice day folks

 

Pot Tidying

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:32

Used to have thousands when I propagated and sold plants.  Still have loads and get the urge now and then to sort them.  

Good hygiene is important  with pots but I'm bit lazy so I often domt bother.

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