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« on: September 25, 2010, 20:28:10 PM »

 Bluebell bulbs ???

 English one's, not those impostor's that are finding their way in from Spain
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 11:13:39 AM »
www.jparkers.co.uk had some on sale recently.

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000547--1/25-english-bluebells/

English ones have the flowers all down one side, Spanish ones have flowers all around the stalk.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 08:48:49 AM »
This is my favourite plant - and the berries really are that colour!

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1001067-kg-1/3-callicarpa-profusion/
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 20:35:44 PM »
This is my favourite plant - and the berries really are that colour!

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1001067-kg-1/3-callicarpa-profusion/

 Wow they are colourful! But I don't have much garden so would have trouble fitting it in here. Most of what I have is pots as the ground is very heavy (clay) that's another reason I've been buying compost cheaply no Summer is over
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010, 09:38:46 AM »
You need to get a compost heap going DM!

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 20:35:23 PM »
You need to get a compost heap going DM!

 Yeah I was saying that only the other day
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 08:23:35 AM »
They don't do much over the winter, but you get a good pile of stuff to start one after all the autumn pruning and clearance.

Ref the clay soil: I found those dried chicken manure pellets very good at breaking clay... you have to dig it in a bit though. Some garden lime helps too, as it drops the acidity. And sharp sand too... I must have added a half ton to the raised beds.

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 20:39:11 PM »

 
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dried chicken manure pellets very good at breaking clay... you have to dig it in a bit though. Some garden lime helps too, as it drops the acidity. And sharp sand too...

 Oh, all that, & I just like to look at the colour of a nice 3in1 compost :-\
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 06:09:41 AM »

 
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dried chicken manure pellets very good at breaking clay... you have to dig it in a bit though. Some garden lime helps too, as it drops the acidity. And sharp sand too...

 Oh, all that, & I just like to look at the colour of a nice 3in1 compost :-\

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 07:14:36 AM »
Great soil takes time, even acidity takes time to sort out. Compost adds nutrients but those are quickly washed away, then all you have is the fluffiness... and that doesn't last long either.

"Soil improver"... basically composted bark... helps a lot.

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 20:01:34 PM »

 Well I got the Bluebell bulbs, not from where you suggested though
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 09:11:39 AM »
Wilko?

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 21:18:20 PM »
Wilko?

 No lol, I think it was thecottagegarden.co.uk
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