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Woodgreen wonderboy


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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:28

I cooked some of my bb tops  a few days ago.. v tasty and a shame to waste them. Microwaved.

Underplanting aubretia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:18

They will self-seed, just about anywhere, but cutting back v. hard is best for flowering next year. Once they get leggy they lose their value and beauty. When you cut back leaving bare soil plant with flowery annuals such as gazania, pelargoniums , pansies etc., plants you can afford to pull out at the end of the season to give the aubretia another go.

Camelia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:14

They also need plenty of rainwater during late summer/autumn to help make flower buds for next year.

Flowering over

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:12

Me again, yes I am afraid if you want flowers next year just remove any seed heads and let the foliage die naturally. No cutting off or tying in knots. Patience is a virtue. In the mean time it is OK to disguise them by planting some nice flowering annuals on top, taking care not to disturb the bulbs. Keep moist during the summer too, but not waterlogged.

Care

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:08

I think that going down the seed route will take several years before you get flowers. Others may have more experience than I do, but I think that your gardening efforts are better used in other directions. If you want some more alliums buy good quality bulbs from the expert growers.

blackspot

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:00

 I live close to you and do not have this problem, yet! Which is no consolation to you of course. I did manage to spray mine very early as the buds were first showing. I note you spray as well, so was timing the difference, do you think? Good luck with your plantings. You could try Bonica 82, and Complicata, which is a big flowrerer

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:15

I have been working on my garden in preparation for the open day next Sunday. What I need now is some sun to let me finish off the many jobs still to do, and some rain to freshen things up. Oh yes, and a lovely day on the 16th. What are my chances?

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:12

We all look at our gardens and see things we wish were different. Why did I put that plant there, that tree is to large for the space, that shrub is overcrowding it's border. Never mind, it's the way it is and you will get opportunities to change things and spend even more money.

If you had a "Chelsea" perfect garden all you would ever dare to do is the odd snip here, pull out that weed there. That's not gardening... more like outside housework! Horrid thought

How long until my philadelphus/ mock orange flowers?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:05

No,that is completely the wrong time as you will remove all that year's flowering wood. Wait until June-ish for it to flower and cut back those stems that have dead flowers on them. With luck you will also see fresh, softer stems which you must leave well alone as these are next year's treats.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:01

Sunny periods in Hants, still a bit windy, but have been out and watered my pots which is a regular Sunday treat.

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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