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Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:06
Slice o cake please dove.


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:03
Fairygirl. Lucifer is crocosmia. The common orange,is montbretia. You see it everywhere in west Cornwall.
Yes, there are varieties that are more vigorous,than others but all will try to take over I think.


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 12:34
There used to,be cheshunt compound for damping off diseases but I have a feeling it's banned now. Was very effective.

We love Monty!

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:56
Poor old Monty.....joe swift, carol Kleine and the rest.
One moment they are all rubbished and then they are praised to the heavens
Hopefully they wont take any notice of us.......
They all do their best, know some will like them and some won't.
I agree with Dove about GC caring for their plants. Generally that's true....viz., that the quality is much better than in supermarkets, etc. People are paid to look after these plants so the price reflects that.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:50
E for echinaceas and eryngiums, ESP Jade Frost

Shall I??

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:48
Those tubers from B &Q will be very small.
Better to pot up and cover the pots with fleece or polythene if you have to put them out.
Those tubers will be "swamped" if you put them straight into the ground. It's very mild here but all my new dahlias, etc., are always grown on in pots until they are big plants and then planted out later.....Mid May.
Dont be in a rush....soil is still cold.

Shall I??

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:42
Rich B, if you must plant out your dahlias.....too early really....then at least cover with fleece.....better still can you cover with polythene? Raised off the ground, hooped, or cloched.
Do not put horse manure in each hole. Your tubers will burn and rot. Make sure horse manure is thoroughly mixed with soil.
Dont rush Imto planting too soon. Waiting 4 weeks is sensible.
And hold off with watering right now.


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 07:59
Mornng everybody.
Heucheras,/Ella's look good there Brum.
What salvias did you get?
Lokimg okish here today

A project for you all to enjoy!!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 23:57
It's not a huge bed. Wont need loads of plants. A local nursery prob better than GC

Rubble in the border

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 23:54
Seems an awful lot of lime content there. Camelias tolerate more lime than rhododendrons, azaleas etc but not that much. The whole set up seems to be intolerable for Camelias even usIng ericaceous soil. Put your camelia elsewhere

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