Woodgreen wonderboy

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Help! Astrantia by seed

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:19

I don't cut down most of my perennials until the spring. Better for wildlife, better for the plants. Only drawback is the untidiness but that is a very small price to pay. I only clear those areas where spring flowers are planted e.g snowdrops, daffs etc.

House plants

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:11

I have a very large rubber plant which is a cutting from the parent I bought in 1970. Thriving. However I have no talent for growing anything else indoors. All failures. By the way, she's called Gwendoline....

Help! Astrantia by seed

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:05

Jinglejangles... I grew Erythronium corms/rhyzomes last autumn in pots. Nearly all flowered, then planted out in garden whilst in flower.

Michelle, good luck in your new house. Your astrantias will love it I am sure and will give you lots of babies over the years. I seem to get a new brood every year


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 15:58

I grew some fritilarias in pots last winter so that I could plant out in the gaps between those already in the garden. Still got the pleasure of the flowers without damaging those planted earlier. I might try some snowdrop bulbs this year, same technique, even tho' I always plant in the green.

Help! Astrantia by seed

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 15:53

DO NOTHING... i.e, let the seed fall on the soil where they are. They will germinate in situ and you can dig them up and move them on next spring. Simples.

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 15:50

Thanks Marion, how can I not do my new agapanthus bed now that you have shown me such a lovley picture. Sorry for my alck of latin education.

Pesky flies!

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 15:41

What a lovely natural idea, Adam...... Will try it.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 09:37

If you have dry bulbs and you fear they will not do much why not plant them up in pots for the first year and then plant out "in the green" next spring. Watering your pots, but not waterlogging, is essential.

compost and manure advice

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 09:05

Paper sacks make good compost too....


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:31

I mustn't eat too much for brekkie as I am off to luncheon club with friends. Excited as it's my first time

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