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Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 00:14

Yes, it could be - though I did try to keep them well watered. They both died off over the winter and I can't even remember where they were! I'm very disappointed.

Planting Lilies - when?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:35

I've received several lily bulbs in the post as a freebie. I thought it was much too late to plant them, but I've put some in pots and the rest in the ground.

Are they likely to grow and would they flower this year?

And about 5 weeks ago I planted out some tiger lily/ martagon type bulbs in different places in the garden. I used grit and compost, fed them, watered them in. Not a single shoot! What is likely to have happened to them and  how can I do better next year?


Hardy Geranium

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:30

I'm pretty sure it's geranium x magnificum also. I have it myself.

It doesn't repeat flower, but it looks great while it's blooming!

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:28

 I bought Heleniums AND aster frikartii Monch last year. Neither has survived and I have no idea why. I love both of these plants. If I find them again in a garden centre I'll have another go...

Very small creamy yellow rambler rose

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:24

Oh, that's beautiful! Sorry, nothing useful to add - just love this. Is it fragrant?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 22:38

I never thought of pinching back!  Oh dear. And I thought I was a gardener...;)

At the risk of appearing stupid, which plants benefit from pinching back? Can you do it with roses and clematis?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:59

Why not asters? Would we lose the flowers?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:45

I don't have argyramthemums, and my heleniums are newly planted a month ago and still not very big, so I might leave those. Some of my phlox are established so I can do those.

Thanks very much for the tip about the aconitums! I have plenty of prunings I can use to support them

What about asters - the autumn flowering perennial ones? Last year I had some pink ones which grew so tall they started collapsing. I have moved them to a better position but should I give them a chop too?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:15

Is it too late to Chelsea Chop now? And if not, can I do aconitums? I know I can do phlox and sedums but not sure of what else.

So upset

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:32

Lovely posts from all here and I can't add much except to say that death is as important for children to learn about as is birth. It's part of the inevitable cycle for all of us, and for our pets too, as well as plants and all living things.

That means grieving too and learning that we all grieve, that it is painful but that we cope with it somehow and that we can be happy again despite that. Eventually.

That won't ease the pain for you at the moment because it's still very acute, and it's testament to how much you loved your dog. Let your grandchildren share in that a little; let them learn about supporting each other and showing and receiving comfort and love.


Bless you.




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Discussions started by wisehedgecrone

Planting Lilies - when?

When's the latest that lily bulbs can be planted? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 14:02

Clematis Viticella

Vigorous, floriferous reds or light blues please :) 
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Last Post: 08/05/2015 at 12:31

Scented Deciduous Azaleas

Which? And where from? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 17:18

Nerines and Lilies

Planting advice in pots and borders, please :) 
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Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Advice needed - which one, which supplier? Are they scented? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 22:30

Lily planting advice

Turk's Cap and Tiger Lilies - when and how to plant? 
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Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Chionodoxas and aconites not coming up! 
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Last Post: 11/03/2015 at 20:13

Novice in growing hellebores - advice, please :)

Need advice in how to treat hellebores and where to buy them 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 18:43

Which Daphne?

Advice for planting Daphne in semi-woodland 
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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 12:07

Chimney Pot planting

How do you plant up a chimney pot? 
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How do I get rid of bracken from established borders? 
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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 13:13

Even more confused about fruit tree choice now...

Advice needed about damson, bullace or gage for woodland glade area 
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Last Post: 14/08/2012 at 16:53

Choosing a damson tree

Need advice choosing best damson variety 
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Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 10:36

Soil problem? (Newly created woodland area)

Algae appearing on the soil 
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Last Post: 11/08/2012 at 13:36

No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Sunset apple - no fruit at all. John Downie Crab: very poor. Why? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 20:25
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