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Heather & Mini Daffs.


Heather & Mini Daffs.

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don't they look lovely together

24 Feb, 2012

 

They do, and they have been there for several years now.

24 Feb, 2012

 

That's so pretty Cinders :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

what a lovely colour combination! gives me the urge to run wild a bit and start mixing plants a bit more - or a bit!

24 Feb, 2012

 

Lovely combination

24 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you all. I agree its a pretty combination that happened purely by chance.

24 Feb, 2012

 

looking lovely and summery :)))

24 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you Paul

24 Feb, 2012

 

:)))))))))))

24 Feb, 2012

 

Glorious !

24 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Val.

24 Feb, 2012

 

the best results are often serendipitous, Cinderella *s*

24 Feb, 2012

 

lol :)..

24 Feb, 2012

 

Little daffs look lovely anywhere they pop their little heads up...nice..

25 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Sue

25 Feb, 2012

 

i bought a small tub of about 5 Tete-a-Tete when I was at Sainsbury yesterday; hope I soon find out how right you are, Criss!

25 Feb, 2012

 

A lovely combo,Cinders..The heather is a pretty colour..

25 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you Sandra

25 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Fran, I'm sure you won't be disappointed, they're such a delicate pretty flower...
Our Heathers usually do well, but are going great guns from around December until now...really pleasing to look at in bit of a dull garden at the mo...

26 Feb, 2012

 

hope so, Crissue, spot of cheering up never goes amiss.

I have some heather, but not for much longer, I fear - I couldn't work out which kind it was, so just put it into ordinary compost; it might be the time of year, or that it's the other kind that needs ericacious compost. That'll teach me to buy cheap and not-well-labelleed from supermarkets.

26 Feb, 2012

 

That's a pretty combo Cinders

27 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you Annella

27 Feb, 2012

 

they look good together

27 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you Jackie

27 Feb, 2012

 

They look lovely...

10 Mar, 2012

 

Thank you

10 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Fran...Mine went into sandy soil when we moved here, didn't get much option, untreated uncared for...but I've only lost one in three nearly four years years. OH gives everything in the Garden a Miracle grow liquid fertiliser, the one you snap onto the the hose couple of times a year, and the rest of the time, the're surrounded by mulch...mainly because everything is densly planted, and not much soil to be seen lol...

11 Mar, 2012

 

thanks, Criss; it might be lack of nourishment - confess I've not been out much for past couple of weeks - did find some slow-release feed pellets and shared them amongst the pansies, grasses and the heathers; more of hte pansies have started blooming,.

I have a garden hose clip on feeder thingy, the only prob is there isn't an on switch for it, so i have to turn the tap on and run out to grab it and start using the spray that's already coming out, by which time the feeder tank is half empty anyway!

As my garden's handkercheif-sized, it's actually quicker to use watering cans (though not easier on back or shoulders!)); I had some plant food powder which I scoop into the can before I fill it. Need to get some more, though.

I read a tip, years ago, that when you finish a bottle of milk, fill it with tap water and use that to water plants; the milk residue feeds them or something. I've been doing it for years and don't think I've ever killed a plant by it (well, byu overwatering, yes, but that'd happen anyway). I have a stack of large milk bottles outside the back door, so they can get natural temperatures before using them.

11 Mar, 2012

 

Sounds like a good idea Fran...With the hose, if you bend the hose over, and hold it double, the water can't escape, before time, just don't hold it toward you lol.
We haven't fed a plant yet, only the freshly dug ground has been nourished...Don't feel like doing anything till it's warm enough to make a day of it...just looking after the inside growing more at the mo...

12 Mar, 2012

 

Oh, the hose itself has an on-switch nozzle thingy, but I have to take that off to put the feeder on: don't think I could put the nozzle back on again to keep the "off" switch - to be honest, never occurred to me till just now.

As all my plants are in pots or troughs, and as I have to lug sacks of compost home on foot and on the shopping trolley frame, one at a time, I tend to re-use it more than I should for the good of the plants: it ends up as just somethng to hold the plants in, with no nourishment value left, so I have to remember that it's "inert" and feed more or less as I would a houseplant.

12 Mar, 2012

 

ooh that sounds like hard work, don't think my hands could cope...not strong enough.

13 Mar, 2012

 

it's my upper arms and shoulders and back that protest, especially reaching up and over to get to the plants at the back and the top of the "steps".

To be honest, it's less aggro than trying to fit the hose to the kitchen tap so that it doesn't spray half the kitchen (why don't they make tap adaptors that actually *work*???). and at least I'm not affected by hosepipe bans. Of course, were my garden bigger, it'd be impractical except in extreme conditions.

13 Mar, 2012



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