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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 00:03

No woo.  

Maybe he's away

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 00:00


I think 9 cm pots will be much too small for these plugs.  They will be strong deep rooted plants and I would put them in at least 1 litre pots, possibly larger.  

They should be in partial shade and left.....kept moist...undisturbed.  If growth is vigorous say in mid summer a seaweed spray would do no harm but the aim is to get good growth and not to think of any flowers for a year or two

Good luck fellow addict!


Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:20

Hiya madcatjo,

Choisya ...Mexican orange an evergreen comact shrub with bay.scented leaves and wonderful rich fragrance in spring and early summer.  Easily,pruned to nice round shape.  There is also a yellow foliage variety called Sundance

Camelias, azaleas, rhododendrons, and pieris are good container plants if the site is not too,hot.

Convolvulous cneorum is a  velvety silvery foliaged shrub with white flowers in summer.  

Rosemary  Benedon blue is lovely bright blue flowering variety.  Nice by front door

Not flowering but varieties of Phormiums make good container plants.....come in a range of red, pink, yellow leaves


Very large garden - where to start

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:10

There you are blue boots, those comments from Rosie are so imspiring

Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:05

Gardening grandma

Why not grow a few runner beans in your border?  Flower for most of the summer and delicious fresh beans

As nut said, of course we are Interested


Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:01

Do you mean pelargoniums....the indoor or bedding "geraniums".....or the hardy,outdoor ones?

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:59


Say you are on this forum and demand full refund or you will make public here why not.  It does seem to be a poor company.

I recently received plug plants from Brookside nursery and the quality was,quality plants perfectly packed and now growing away in 9 cm pots

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:41

Hiya Bev

Why pots into a trough though?  This summer would be just about growth for those plugs.  Think I would put in 1litre pots and leave in partial shade.  They prob won't flower until 2015.  Mpc ok but I would use J Innes next spring.   Manure when they are  bigger I think

Those greens at GC are bit iffish.  Hopefully yours will be the colour as shown  on harvington site

Bedding plants

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:34

Not yet flower bird.

Its set to get colder....unbelievably.  Hang fire for just a week or so

Far too early to put out cuttings.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:31

Bel, I want one now.

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