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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Keith, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Keith

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    Hello Evelyn

    I read in an Aust gardening magazine recently you cannot mix the Jonquil with other cut flowers in a vase as they put out a poison that can kill the other flowers.

    One big problem finding a space/s to plant them. I am thinking of mixing them all up and then plant them in groups and see what happens.

    Is that a Yes or No?

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    I actively look for snowdrops and then primulas about this time of the year, it's a sign that our cold and wet winter is perhaps drawing to an end and spring is on its way :)

    They all look like fabulous flowers I think they'd brighten any garden up no matter what you choose to do with them. I'd plant them in drifts of the same. But mixing them up will work well if you're limited for space.
     
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    Here are some I planted last year.
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    This is the main area where they are most of the new ones will be planted in the area behind them and closer to the road. It does not look like a large area but there are plenty of spaces once the Dahlias die back.
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    This is the main planting area.

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    That looks fantastic Keith, I'm sure they will fit right in and give an additional splash of colour :)
     
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    Tim in a few weeks time it will be full of colour when all the small Dahlias are in full bloom. When they die back its in with all those bulbs. The Autumn/Winter bulbs are shooting already.

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    Continuous interest and colour, that's the way to garden ;)
     
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    Its the sort of garden that changes with the seasons. It does not look its best when the bulbs die back. During Autumn the leaves make a perfect mulch. The ever green trees leaves are picked up and thrown back on to that area.

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    Hi Keith,
    "Keith: .......I read in an Aust gardening magazine recently you cannot mix the Jonquil with other cut flowers in a vase as they put out a poison that can kill the other flowers.

    One big problem finding a space/s to plant them. I am thinking of mixing them all up and then plant them in groups and see what happens......"

    Before you put narcissus in a vase bevel them, then submerge the end of the stalks for a short time in hot water. After this put them in an extra vase for one day. After this treatment they will no more poison other flowers. It ist the narcissusā€˜ slime: it prevents that the other flower stems can absorb the water well.


    "Keith : ...One big problem finding a space/s to plant them. I am thinking of mixing them all up and then plant them in groups and see what happens...."
    If I do not find place in time I plant flowers in pots - later you see, where there is still a free spot for the next year.



    Is there no more a quote function? (n)
     
  9. Keith

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    Evelyn its working perfectly for me.
    I just highlighted then click reply.

    Plants in pots lost more than its worth. I will a spot some where if over crowded take them out end of season and replant them in a vacant spot that I did not know existed.

    That sounds like a good tip I will try it when I start cutting them.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Keith, your garden is amazing!

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    Thank you very much. I am hoping most if not all of those Dahlia's will be in full bloom. Every thing depends on our weather.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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