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I am going abroad for 7 weeks and would like to start my begonias off before I go away. What is the best way to do this? Shall I put them in trays in the greenhouse (unheated), or in trays on a window sill (there will be someone at home to water occasionally if necesarry. Appr...
We live near a park, and when the squirrels tire of being fed peanuts by visitors they come to wreck our garden. I used to have several different varieties of autumn crocus, snowdrops etc, but most of these have been eaten. They seem to know when you have been planting, I think t...
Have you got the corms?
The loose, outer covering of a corm or bulb.
I was led to believe that to overwinter Cosmos Chocamocha you treated them like Dahlia's? I recently potted up last years corm and on inspection today found the corm had rotted. A new corm that I bought this year and potted up at the same time
I Have planted iris's for the first time this year and they have come up a treat. Will I need to divide them this year or do I just leave them in the ground, also can i leave Gladioli corms in the ground or do I need to dig them up? Just answered
I have a small overgrown rockery which is riddled with couch grass, it also has autumn flowering cyclamen and spring bulbs in. My plan would be to remove the cyclamen corms and bulbs and then use weed killer on the grass and replant in spring. Could
? Any help welcome Yes, just split into smaller bunches and re-plant. They are tough as old boots. Thank you Alina, much appreciated Just remember, it is the top one on the string of corms which flowers. o wow...didn't know that Berghill. Stupid
are fine taken from the original dividings. Do you think its just too congested or do I have other problems? Than I would definitely say it needs sorting, it is only the top corm that flowers. I pulled mine out last year, pulled off the lower corms
). I'd love to put some in next year. Is it a good idea to buy up some half price plants now, stick them in the greenhouse and plant out in spring, or is it better to buy the corms next year? Many thanks, James Buy now and keep in greenhouse. Pot