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Not received September Issue of GW Mag..

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:39

my pleasure

Lifting Lily bulbs

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:38

Chris. I keep mine outside all winter till spring. To protect them from the worst of the weather, they're kept in a sheltered spot. Last year some were brought into the GH early spring and potted up in fresh compost, the idea was to force them for an earlier show of  flowers. It seemed to work, I had a longer show of flowers and was also able to discard those which didn't grow as well.

Alternatively, if you leave them in their pots, after a couple of years the bulbs start to multiply, bulk out and you get lots of tiny bulblets being pushed up to the surface.      

how do I add someone to my ignore list?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:21

WOW you are wanting to ignore someone already, I was on the boards a while before anyone went on there and there's only one now, a troll which followed from a previous board. I rather like the kaliderscope of personalities which frequent the boards, the diversity of idea's, advise, tips and stories make the boards all the more interesting.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:13

It got out really hot here yesterday. Today it's forcast rain about 6pm, clear blue skies at present so up early, not like me on a Sunday but after sorting out some pots yesterday to plant spring bulbs I'm off to the local GC to get some new stock.

Bought some yesterday in Wilkinsons, cheap and cheerful but not a huge selection, don't think the GC opens till 10am though.   

I'd offer to walk the dog Frank but it's a tab bit far to travel.    

Not received September Issue of GW Mag..

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 07:55

Gardeninfantic - iff you want Daniel to reply you will need to go on his message forum, I stuck and pasted the above posting from there.

Blueberry bushes

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 22:48

I need help too. I've two blueberry bushes had one a couple years which bore fruit last year (only a bowl full) before the birds picked the rest in one day and another one year old, think it's called 'top hat' which produced flowers this year but no fruit and little growth.

Both plants look healthy and are in pots but aren't growing

Hope there's a blueberry expert/grower who can help.     

Compost

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 22:31

Which compost to use at present is a sensitive subject. There was such a variation in the quality at the begining of the growing season it started off a debate amongst posters.I tried a few different one's but none this year of the one's you are suggesting.

Some GC, nurseries, DIY stores will have split bags so you can see and feel the quality. If you can see the compost and it's a good colour with little or no wood in it this is a good start.   

Read Kates link and check whether the plants/shrubs you are going to pot need an acidy compost as bjay has advised. Not all your plants will need ericaceous compost but the Acer will.    

timing

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 22:10

I only use it now as a rough guide and live pretty much in the middle of the country, that's if you drew a line across the middle of the uk, so find it quite useful as a reminder.I'm in the Lune valley so could probably leave timings 3 weeks 

Not received September Issue of GW Mag..

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 21:55

Someone else had a similar problem and posted on one of the forum topic message boards - this was the response -

 'sorry to hear that your September issue hasn't arrived. The current telephone number to contact the customer service team is 0844 815 0049. If you give the team a call, they'll send you a replacement issue straight away. Alternatively, you can email the team at gardeners.world@dovetailservices.com.

Best,

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

Hope this helps- happy reading  

Lifting Lily bulbs

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 21:37

I find lillies to be hardy. If you really must lift them now, you can lift them in the green and repot with the stems still attached.

I grow alot of lillies in terracotta pots and often want to use the pots for the next show of flowers. So will be repotting some this weekend to have enough pots for spring bulbs. The lillies will go in plastic pots and be put somewhere out of sight to allow the leaves to die back.

Mine flower year after year despite being lifted in the green and repotted.

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