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2 plants for large pot

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 00:14

I also asked an agapanthus grower at a flower show if they should be congested and he said No....so I am sure your way is good too. Who knows who to listen to, except for our own experience as we try different ways.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:48

I don't wear gloves all the time..usually impractical. hands and nails get vv dirty. solution. Don't use the dishwasher...wash up each day by hand..result, nice clean mitts

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:43

I have gradually fallen out of love with GW, and especially since MD took over. Beechgrove by contrast was a delight...ordinary gardeners doing ordinary gardening things. I thought Fred Loads and Aurthur Billett were going to turn up at any minute.

The programme was informative and perfectly pitched.. let's hope the producers of GW were watching, although for them to change they would need an operation to remove the BBC's arrogance implant they all seem to have when they join up.

Even CB slotted in unobtrusively.

Please don't vote for independence...we have so much in common...even the snow these days.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:31

Fairy girl...seeds were Nigella( love in a mist) Godetia ( little frills mix), cornflower(blue boy)and antirrhinum( sunshine mix) 20p in the post. Hope a cheque is alright.

2 plants for large pot

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:46

I was told that agapanthus flower best when a bit congested. In native habitat they grow in crevices, and indeed in my garden they seed readily in my gravel drive where there is absolutely no soil at all. ( lots of lovely free plants)

However this suggests that they may be best on their own?? I have 2 large blue glazed pots, same size as yours with 7 plants in each. I get 50+ flowers in each later in summer. These are the thinner leaved hardier types and I leave them out all winter but with a bin-liner over them to cut out the rain/waterlogging.

Peoney & Delia

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:38

I always start my dahlias in pots of fresh potting compost and plant out when fear of frost over for your area. Mid May in south. You can whip them under cover if frost likely.  Now is ideal time to pot up. Water well.

Good luck with the peonies too.

Onions

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:34

Any sign of deer?..hoofprints and droppings. I would leave but not expect the crop to be as heavy. Tops should begiin growing soon in warm weather. If they don't, write them off and and use ground for summer crop of lettuce, spring onions etc. If it is pigeons can you net?

Crocosmia

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:27

You will need to plant out eventually (scientific term!) as they stop flowering when they get congested.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:22

That's my profit gone west, Verdun...whatever happened to the sweetness and light?

Tulips

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:20

We all love daffs for their early showiness...but there's something very special about Tulips.

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