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Thanks, but still no clue!

from Fi

Let's just hope it's not an iris foetidus (nasty smelling) one! lol.
Bit of a mystery.
Fi
p.s. agree with jo, just starting veggie plot too - look forward to comparing notes.

  • Posted: Tue. 7th April 2009 19:56

Hi Dawn

from Fi

All sounds good, not sure about the feeding - Iwouldn't do it as often simply due to time!
Have you seen the experts forum on here tomorrow? You could ask this, and other questions of the experts - great fun and a great opportunity!
Keep posting your qs, it's great to chat to fellow gardeners.
Fi

  • Posted: Tue. 7th April 2009 19:53

Congratulations!

from Fi

How lovely Darren. My 'baby' is now 14, but still gorgeous - she doesn't help with the gardening either!
Good luck for all your little blossoms!
Fi

  • Posted: Tue. 7th April 2009 19:49

Love Jasmines

from Fi

Hi Dawn
I have a jasmine, on a north facing wall so big risk taker! Next to a fence or wall, and competing with the grass that's a bit close to its root system, it will tend to be rather dry too.
I would give it regular watering, feed it now and in a couple of months with liquid feed, and mulch around the roots with composted bark or similar to keep the moisture in.
Hope it picks up - otherwise you'll have the dreadful chore of having to go and buy another one - another visit to a garden centre, oh no! lol
Fi

  • Posted: Mon. 6th April 2009 22:14

Jerusalem Artichoke?

from Fi

Not an expert (understatement!) but wondering if it's a Jerusalem Artichoke. It grows rather like a sunflower, will get yellow flowers where the bulbous bits are,
Be interesting to find out.
Fi
Posted this - then looked properly and see I was looking at the wrong leaves! Told you! x

  • Posted: Mon. 6th April 2009 22:09

Thanks Nicola

from Fi

Thanks so much - I've found all my posts now, really useful.
When I get some time I'm going to take somemore pics of my garden, subscribe and produce a garden plan! Ambitious, but good for rainy days.
Regards
Fi

  • Posted: Mon. 6th April 2009 22:02

Likewise!

from Fi

Yes, and you reminded me of Capel Manor too - I went last year and really enjoyed it, it's particularly helpful I think as the students show the development of their gardens too.

Make sure you visit the Cafe at Benington - wonderful home-made cakes!

Fi

  • Posted: Mon. 6th April 2009 21:49

Summer Snowflake!

from Fi

This is the rather lovely and apt common name for it. They are related to snowdrops and there is a very similar snowdrop which I saw last month at Benington Lordship Gardens, Hertfordshire, Snowdrop Walk. There were the most amazing beds of white snow, from hundreds of snowdrops. It was gorgeous.
Thanks Georgie, for another lovely pic.
Fi

  • Posted: Sun. 5th April 2009 21:22

My cordyline is suffering too

from Fi

Hi Darren
I've tried a red cordyline in the ground too, but I fear it is not quite hardy enough for our winter.

I think the answer is that the date palm and the cordyline are best grown in containers, so that they can be in the sun/warmth during the day but moved to somewhere frost free at night/in winter. Thinking about the clay, they both come from sandy, free draining soils so pretty sure cold and soil is our problem! I would hope if you dig it up and put it in a container indoors in the warm, it should start shooting again with new fronds. Give it tlc until the warmer weather when it can go out again. Let's compare notes if you like.
Fi

  • Posted: Sun. 5th April 2009 21:10

Shoot - blogging

from Fi

Hi all
I'm guilty of starting blogs but not keeping them up - I'm not a fan of facebook or anything like that either though.
I wonder if Nicola's looking at blogging, along with the chat etc for the upgraded site she's working on. Have to wait a while I know, but might be the answer for the less diaristic (new word? ) of us!
I'll take a look at them Jo and Georgie - what a treat.
Fi

  • Posted: Sun. 5th April 2009 21:03