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Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 18:09

Hiya 4thPanda.

Well, they won't flower next sprimg.  You are looking for them to make growth. I would pot up Imto 1 litre pots.  Think John innes is best. ,water well.  Leave outside in sheltered spot.  

Next spring ....late or early summer...look to see if growth is good. ,if it is pot on into 2 litre pots.  I would then plant out at the end of next summer

What varieties are they ?  

Over wintering plants

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 18:03

Kim, sInce you have recently bought these plants I suggest you lift them and put them back in pots you bought them in.  The roots prob havent even moved.  I would simply then water them back Imto those pots and leave them for a while.  then, before any very cold weather just pop them in greenhouse.  Have some fleece to hand, even a cardboard box with newspaper, and protect your plants in coldest part of winter. 

Dont take cuttimgs until spring.  For me, the Bishop is ome of the hardier dahlias staying in the ground over winter but I am in a very mild area so don't advocate this.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 00:24

Wot a disrespectful lot you are to,a most 'umble and hamicable man.   

A win on bingo. ,sounds good.   4th panda

Yes Matty....hope dog will be fine.  My dog is such a lovely old ...just turned 10....fella. Such a wonderful right hand to me. do you know my buttock cheeks were clenched?  Em, I mean how do you know that other guy's  were?  Am I, oops, was he caught on CCTV?  I had dark glasses amyway  And besides, I wasn't even in the neighbourhood at the time, if you are referring to me, which you could not be cos I wasn't even there. And blue t shirt and y fronts're having a laugh!  I wore a raincoat.  Its been raining today, see.  Anyway I had loads of mints and custard creams from the old biddy in the corner...still have part of her dentures in my bottom ....em, I mean the other guy would have.........YOU HAVE NO PROOF AMD IM SAYING NUFFINK. 


Posted: 03/10/2013 at 23:57

Hmmm...a neighbour grows a very large clump.  Looks good but she likes just a few large plants so it suits her style.  Sure I remember a variety or two that were better behaved.  Have to check it out.


Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:53

No blight for me. .........oh, I don't grow spuds 

Persicarias?  Bit invasive ? Grow red dragon though.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:49

Blueberries are a fantastic fruit to grow.  Think Scotland would be ideal.  

Definitely less annuals...don't grow many anyway....except in a few containers.  And discard some old astilbes and replace with divisions of newer and better ones I now grow.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:41

6 frikartii monch on the train?  That aster cost you small fortune in fares Chicky  

Wot miserable day...rain all morn.  nice pm but wet again now  (do love these smilies )

Sorry still poorly Dove.  The thread about pigeon and dove poo had my imagination revving but theN realised you were talking about birds.

Early start Tom so just taken my dog in the dark on the Towans. Bit wet but so warm.  

Zinc planter

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 13:06

Stephanie, if the site says "....age outdoors over time...." then clearly they are for outdoor use.

Is there a phone number?  Why not name and shame on this site?  Or at least it wIll alert anyone else to possible issues with this company.

Send another email, say you are on this forum and that this issue is now being discussed.  Ask for the matter to be handled af a senior level.Monterey 18 months you may not get money back but still ask for this.  You should receive a replacement or choose something else instead.

Over wintering HELP

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 08:50

Hiya MrsGarden.   Of course, down here so much is safe from the winter's worst  But alstromerias my experience.....suffer most in early spring when new shoots can be hit by frosts.  So I would not cover yet but have your bell cloche handy for that time.  Under the ground those fragile roots are fairly well protected so just be aware when growth re starts in spring


Posted: 03/10/2013 at 08:39

Morning FORKERS.

Relax and get better soon Dove.  But look,  I'm ok     You have extra time to prepare superb planting choices for next year.  Actually, a few bugs and sneezes down here too so I will be wearing a polythene bag with holes over my head 

Dry right now but supposedly heavy rain mid morning clearing to sunny dry tomorrow and weekend.  

Oh dear!  Rain now 

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