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Rachel's Journal February 2017

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Amaryllis After Flowering & Greenhouse

11 February 2017 11:23:39

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And here I am postponing going out to the garden again with a second journal for today.

I guess I'm hoping that moss will scrape itself and those perennials will cut themselves back!

Anyway, I thought the following two videos might prove useful.

The first is about what to do with hippeastrums after flowering and the second is a look around my greenhouse in winter.

Four Easy Steps To Reflowering Amaryllis/Hippeastrum - YouTube

Midwinter Greenhouse - citrus, cold orchids & lots of succulents

Happy growing!

Ungrateful Wretches & Sowing Seeds

11 February 2017 11:04:42

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Hi folks.

It is quite cold and miserable here and I decided to spend some time scraping moss from my drive rather than dealing with the cold earth.

But I have been doing a bit in the borders, where I realised strobilanthes had become a thug and needed serious curtailing. Two years ago I made the mistake of putting its stems on the compost and I had lots of strobilanthes in my lasagne bed last year. Thankfully it wasn't too hard to sort. When I think of how I nursed that plant from seed and this is how the ungrateful wretch repays me!

Anyway, I've been sowing a few easy seeds. Some beautiful sweet pea that were gifted to me last year at an open day and some amazing blue China asters. Being true to form, I made videos about both and I'll post the links below.

How To Sow Sweet Pea - easiest & most rewarding of all seeds - YouTube

How I Sow Half Hardy or Tender Annuals - blue China asters - YouTube


Happy gardening!

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