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Planting Oriental and Regale lilies

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 09:53

Morning cottontail

This is exactly,what I doing now

My regale bulbs are large now and they are in 2 or 3 litre pots growing on until I find the exact spot to plant them.

Dont overwater but make sure they do not Out either.

With your new bulbs I would plant individually in 1 litre pots or 3 in these or slightly bigger pots half way down in the compost.  Plant out when you know where you want them. 

Those regale lilies have the most wonderful scent in June and July and look spectacular too

Yes you can dig them up, repot plant out, etc after flowering

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 08:13

Hey Tina. No you havent upset anyone.  

There is a perception that Cornish folk are bit on the simple side.   Just trying to let everyone know that we is highly eddekated and smart.  Ha ha

It good good you had your sons help....sounds nice guy!

I think the forum is open to anyone and foreigners welcome too


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 08:08

Andy....are these pelargoniums?   The indoor geraniums?  Have you just put them outside?

Do my Blueberries need feeding?

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 08:05

Hiya chicky

I would put them outside now.  However. If it works for you growing in the greenhouse that's fine.

I use fish blood n bone.....sparingly.....and top dress with ericaceous compost or acid bark.  


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 07:57

Morning everyone.

Looking good out there....sunny and very warm

Not much chance of gardening today but veg patch is pretty full now and growing apace.

Have good day all

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:59

 Been busy day one way or another.  Always try to look in on the forum to see what my friends here are saying though.

I guess it's not too seriously felt but many of us in Cornwall like to think we are indeed a country of our own...we local yokels are a bit simple!

tea bags

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:48

Open tea bags and use as a mulch for ericaceous plants

No I am sure tea bags do not attract ants


Posted: 02/05/2013 at 16:58

Been absolutely glorious today.    Hot.

Havent heard from Brumbull either....usually get pms from hiM but not for a while now.  Yes, he's probably winding up a spanish garden forum....ha ha


Posted: 02/05/2013 at 00:23

Morning forkers

Ha ha....first today!

Fairygirl. The geum looks good.  Got buds and nice size plant.  Thinkit will be good


plant selection

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 00:19


You mention limestone so it means you cannot grow certain acid loving plants

About the hearhers You need to choose Eric's carnea types....the winter floweriing ones.  These will grow in limestone comditions. This is important.  There are lovely foliage coloured heathers....yellow foliage, dark orange as well as green....and will flower during the later winter and early spring. You must not try to grow the summer floweriing kinds ...they need acid soil

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