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Posted: 09/09/2013 at 16:33

You need to TALK to your doc about that Chicky!

Onion update

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 12:38

Hiya fidget.  They were quite large plants, not bare root.  They started to grow almost as soon as planted. They have produced hefty bulbs

They avoided all fuss of seed sowing etc.  I will check it out but I think they were about   £9 for a hundred plus postage. usually I sow a couple of trays that take up space then prick out taking even more space. If they keep well over winterI will do same next spring. ,certainly better than sets so far.


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 12:28

Hey I have 4914 posts.  Well. 4915 now.  Oh, 4916

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 09:10


I grow a short white dahlia early if you start it early in GH.  Double white chunky ....2' tall tops.  Lost name but obviously a dwarf and it looks as good now as it did in July.  Coombland White is a lovely geranium flowering in mid summer..more tall than wide

Onion update

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 09:00

Fidget, the Kelsea look great . 

Mine have been good too.....however had a couple that were bit soft.  Grew my carrots too close,to onions and the foliage was so tall it covered some of the onions.

So. I bought onion PLANTS in spring.  First time.  I always sow seed or buy sets.  Verdict is very good.  Large onions, no seed sowing and,pricking out.  Now to see how well they keep over winter.


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 08:48

Woody.....nearly the A word!

Morning everyone. 

Rain overnight but drier now.  Sun forecast for later.

Congrats to Chicky for 1000 posts on the forum.  No idea what my count is

Beginning to consider what plants to move and where.  Soon will start cutting hellebore leaves as well as other not so pristine summer foliage.  

Hope everyone has good healthy day

Pampas grass

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 23:24

Best to gently clear it out first ......beIng comscious of creatures living there.  Then  I would burn it if it's well away from thing else.  

I have removed fairly large,pampas grass but not huge ones.  I used pick axe, spade and fork.   Attacked it in chunks but, as said, it is a bit challenging.  I would start on it ASAP .

I,would not have a pampas grass's not really a garden plant.  It's leaves are sharp and it relentlessly encroaches onto surrounding ground.  

plants,shrubs etc named ann

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 23:11

....sorry Irena, meant to say welcome to the forum.  Nice to see you.

plants,shrubs etc named ann

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 23:09

I used to grow a lovely winter flowering heather called Ann Sparkes.  Beautiful orange foliage. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 23:07

Matty, white pinks?  White malva?  White Gaura (corries gold)?  Coronaria alba?  White Veronica? White liatris?  White scabious?  White honesty?  All white, all white, I'll stop now.

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