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Contrasting pots


Contrasting pots

Two of the containers I planted up yesterday.



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I love those,Spritz,and was thinking of trying some this year too..Can you tell me approx,how long they flower for,and would they come up again next year..or do you just discard them ,or maybe plant them out in a border..? sorry,a few questions there,but I would appreciate your advice ..

17 Oct, 2013

 

Looking good B a lovely splash of colour...

17 Oct, 2013

 

Bloomer, about Pernettyas - I haven't grown them before, so watch this space, although they're supposed to be hardy, so I'll pot them up when they've finished and cosset them so I can use them again. They prefer acid-y soil, so I can't plant them out. The Cyclamen, sadly, don't appreciate much winter weather, so I usually have to take them out in January and replace them with Primulas or something.

Thanks, Dd. I just thought that the two Pernettyas would look good - and I like the combination. :-)

18 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you,Spritz,that's very helpful..I should have been more specific,as I meant the Cyclamen..and I thought those Pernettyas were Heathers anyway! lol..some good my recent eye test did me then.:o) I will pass on the Cyclamen in that case,as I have a lot of Primulas and Poly anthus,that I split,so they will go in my pots instead...thanks again ..

18 Oct, 2013

 

You're welcome. :-)

19 Oct, 2013

 

Your pots looks lovely Spritz. I grew some cyclamen from seed a couple of years ago and they have come up again in the garden.

27 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks, Linda. That's something I haven't tried - yet!

27 Oct, 2013

 

It was quite a long process Spritz. Just an experiment really as my cyclamen had seed pods so I had a go at growing them. I got the information from the internet. It's probably easier to buy them.......

28 Oct, 2013

 

That's the trouble, plants from seed take ages, but I'm sure it gives you a sense of satisfaction! Well done you. :-))

28 Oct, 2013

 

Lovely pots of colour there! I planted a Pernettya 2 year ago, had to move it, before it settled down and grew for me, doing great now in its new home.Mine seems to like the shady spot i've given it, under the spruce tree.

29 Oct, 2013

 

I'll remember that when I dismantle my pots, Gralew. Thanks. :-)

31 Oct, 2013

 

use cyclamen neapolitum/hederafolium if you want ones to go through the winter. the others that are wonderful and some sweetly scented are only hardy to -5. Though I have 5 in the unheated conservatory and they are in flower again [4th year]. They form a corm and I actually repotted them this year. they deserved a treat :o)

31 Oct, 2013

 

That's if you can find any, Sbg!

1 Nov, 2013

 

you are kidding????? no C neapolitum. what is the world coming too. Do you want me to save seed for you from the ones under my beech tree?

1 Nov, 2013

 

Not if they take years and years to get to plants, Sbg! I'm too impatient......but thanks. :-D)

2 Nov, 2013



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