Latest posts by yarrow2

Does anyone know what this tree/shrub could be?

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 17:40

That's a stunner.  Lovely to see your photos of this Josie19.

Cracked terracotta urn

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 17:38

Thanks philippa smith2 - will have a look at this.

Cracked terracotta urn

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 17:28

Thanks chrissie B:  might give that a try - although I'm wondering if I seal up one crack - it will just then start to crack all over.  Always worth a try though.  I'm suspecting it's maybe an 'indoor' urn although it felt robust enough to be outside.  Maybe filled with compost has not been the best thing for it.  Will be disappointed not to keep using it though because I like 'the look' and it's so expensive to buy big urn-type containers.

Cracked terracotta urn

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 17:21

Just noticed this today.  Bought it from a junk shop recently and suspect it's either not meant for outside or has spent many years indoors.

Anyone know about how to fix cracks in terracotta pots - if it can be achieved? 

Many thanks.


Posted: 05/06/2017 at 15:08

Obelixx - I have a Hozelok - bought far too long really but because I don't have an outside tap.  Also the hose has to be attached to a bathroom tap, be pushed up through the high bathroom window and it has to cross over descending steps over a fence into the garden.

We have taps which I haven't been able to ever find a fitting for - so the hose is held onto the tap with an old fashioned hair wash spray rubber socket thing which fixes on to the tap.  The hose slides onto the end of this but I have to have it wrapped around with various tapes and I also have thick garden wire holding the whole bit onto the tap.  It's the best way I could get it to work at all and I spend the entire summer fiddling with it as I have to wrap a towel around the tap join as water always escapes.

I've yet to find a remedy.  I was given an x-hose but never used it because I couldn't fit it to the tap.

Trollius (Globe Flower) 'Cheddar'

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 15:02

Thanks Zenjeff.  I will adopt a patient attitude (!) and wait and see.  Many thanks.

Plant ID

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 15:00

Evening primrose?


Posted: 05/06/2017 at 14:52

Bought a bag of 5 in a well-known pound shop and they are coming up at different rates in a 30cm by 30cm glazed terracotta pot.

I've never 'done' big lilies and have no idea how these grow - if it's just one lily per stem or if they put out more stems.

I have no idea what colour they will be - which is always the thing buying a 'mix'.  

I'm wondering if they are going to be too crowded if I leave all 5 in this pot.   I also don't know when to feed lillies - do I give them something when they start to flower - or do I just leave them to get on with it?  Compost is Miracle Grow All Purpose Enriched Compost.  Also haven't a clue if they are annuals or perennials.  I'm assuming perennials and that they should be removed from the pot to over-winter dry - or something?

Didn't expect them to show to be honest as the corms/bulbs looked a bit of a state when I bought them - it was the last bag there - so I'm chuffed to see them produce at all so far and looking forward to progress.

Last edited: 05 June 2017 14:55:11

Trollius (Globe Flower) 'Cheddar'

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 14:13

Had a couple of Trollius last year planted in the moistest part of the garden.  They were Spring bloomers (forgotten the name - never had a label).  They didn't make it through the winter - rotted away, lots of wet etc.

Purchase another 2 called 'Cheddar' - and bought them because the label said 'Summer'.  They are temporarily planted in the 'rubbish' corner beside a tree (I know - bad place, but roots go the other side and other plants do well there).

Looking for advice on a couple of things:

1.  Does 'Cheddar' really bloom through the Summer - all I've read on the net says Spring 'into' early Summer.  I cut the other stalks of partially done flowers on both plants thinking if the label says 'Summer' then I will get new growth - but having looked at the net info about Spring only blooming, I'm thinking I'm on a loss here for more flowers this year.

2.  Has anyone had success with Trollius in non-boggy or truly moist soil?   I'm contemplating leaving them both by this tree because the canopy is very very high up and plants underneath get the sun for most of the day.  The soil is good as the trunk of the tree goes off in the other direction so it's deep enough.  I'm happy enough to water both plants a lot if the soil dries out - rather than experiment again in the moist dampish area which rotted them away last year. 

In some respects, I keep finding that planting where the 'books' or standard advice suggest doesn't always match my garden conditions - and often I've planted plants in areas which are 'not recommended' and they have lasted years and done well. Would really appreciate if anyone here who has Trollius can point me in the right direction here.  Many thanks folks.

Unexpected Find in Growing in Grass in the back garden

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 13:57

Mobow - now that's a FIND.  Fabulous.

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