In this week’s forum we had the opportunity to take cuttings, prick out seedlings and exchange advice and ideas.
Members were asked what they had done during National Gardening Week and here are some answers:
|Carl has been revelling in the blossom of South American trilliums, which are not usually seen in England but they like the extra heat of a polytunnel and grow in their hundreds. There are approximately ten different species in this picture|
|Brenda and Margaret B Cutting back the old ferns to see the new growth|
Eric has been pricking out bedding plants and Judith was busy setting up Harrogate Flower Show
|Janella consulted her impressive diary and was able to recall that she deadheaded daffodils, hard pruned Arbutus Unedo and sorted out the pond|
....... and Norma was Strulching
Strulch is a light and easy to use garden mulch made from wheat straw for organic gardening
Elizabeth brought an interested newspaper article entitled Bed and Breakfast for Bees
Judith rescued a pink rose from a pound shop. We wish it a speedy recovery.
|Trevor’s Muscari A touch of snow came as a present from M & S in a lovely jug.|
Gill brought a “thug – nearest thing to a triffid” the Chrysosplenium macrophyllum and the mouseplant Arisarum proboscideum, so called because it looks as if a mouse is hiding under its leaves.
Norma shared her recipe to rid your garden of Lily Beetle
|Jenny’s Spanish bluebells have suddenly sprouted like this after many years – any thoughts?|
Paxton AGM is on Tuesday 25 April at 8 pm. Please make an effort and show your support by attending, in view of local societies having to close, and if anyone can help out by joining the committee, it would be appreciated.
Please note change of date for our final garden visit. This will be Golden Acre Park on 25th August and not 18th August as previously advised. Full details of our visits for 2017 has now been updated on the blog.
Erratum: In the last blog post I mistakenly referred to the Tulip Apple Dawn. This should have read Apeldoorn after the area of the Netherlands and can be red or yellow.