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kris

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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2021, 04:44:19 PM »
The simple answer is I do remember where a lot of plants are but we do get nice surprises when something we have forgotten about appears.
Because the beds are so full planting is a very delicate process digging holes more like an archeologist than a gardener also this is why we plant so much by scattering seed.
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I also read your bulb log regularly.  I never fertilize my corydalis in spring. I saw you feed with balanced weak fertilizer. Since Corydalis emerges with flower buds is it better to add fertilizer with high middle number.Sorry for my question. My knowledge of fertilizer is very limited.
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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2021, 07:53:11 PM »
Iím like you, Gabriela, full of good intentions, then I forget to do the less urgent jobs.

Precisely Carolyn, and our main problem here is that spring is usually very, very short, with so much to do. In a blink of an eye it changes into summer temp. wise.
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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2021, 07:59:39 PM »
Hi Gabriela what type of fertilizer do you provide? 

Kris, if you read my comment - I actually forget to fertilize the spring flowering species which are in the ground. At most I fertilize my young seedlings.
I usually have handy an all purpose, with equal NPK granular fertilizer (Miracle-Grow or CIL which are availabe everywhere). It can also be incorporated in a potting mix.

Using different ratios of NPK would be best, like Ian mentions, but I try to keep it simple.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2021, 09:30:15 AM »
Hi Ian
I also read your bulb log regularly.  I never fertilize my corydalis in spring. I saw you feed with balanced weak fertilizer. Since Corydalis emerges with flower buds is it better to add fertilizer with high middle number.Sorry for my question. My knowledge of fertilizer is very limited.

Kris I use a 7-7-7 type fertiliser for the Corydalis and other emerging bulbs Corydails have a relatively short growing season so it is not always practical to target the nutrients the same as I do with others so giving them the three main ones together is easy and seems to work.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2021, 05:21:31 PM »
Kris I use a 7-7-7 type fertiliser for the Corydalis and other emerging bulbs Corydails have a relatively short growing season so it is not always practical to target the nutrients the same as I do with others so giving them the three main ones together is easy and seems to work.

Thanks Ian. It makes sense to me. I will follow this fertilizer regime.
You have lots of beautiful plants particularly in the spring when the garden wakes up from the winter slumber. Unfortunately I can't grow many of them but I enjoy reading about it.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2021, 11:09:11 AM »
There are plenty Crocus, Iris, Galanthus and Narcissus to seen in the bulb houses and the garden click the Bulb Log link.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2021Mar101615370710BULB_LOG_1021.pdf
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2021, 11:20:19 AM »
Click the link to the Bulb Log where you will see plenty of Daffodils, heaps of Snowdrops, the first Erythronium flowers, some Crocus and there is more........


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2021Mar171615976823BULB_LOG_1121.pdf
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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2021, 10:53:53 AM »
Getting into the habitat with Hepatica, Corydalis, Erythronium. Trillium, Crocus, Narcissus and many more delights to see when you click on the link to the Bulb Log.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2021Mar241616580292BULB_LOG_1221.pdf


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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2021, 11:37:23 AM »
Gosh Ian, what a beautiful cover!
Lovely to see your plants emerging through the moss carpet in such a 'natural' way.
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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2021, 01:39:12 PM »
Thank you Ashley, glad that you like it that look certainly appeals to me...
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« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2021, 05:05:15 PM »
I'm glad Trillium ovatum maculosum is still alive.  My three plants have not appeared for the last couple of years.  I don't know whether I can blame wild rabbits.

I had always sent my seeds off to the exchange, so didn't have seedlings coming along.  I should have given some to family members so I could have replaced mine.
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« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2021, 06:42:08 PM »
Ian, another super bulb log, thanks. A question - your hepaticas in the lovely moss carpet, are they growing in the shade of deciduous trees or in the open? I ask because I have never been very successful with hepaticas in an open location, but now, having planted them under deciduous trees, they are growing better. They appreciate the summer dryness under the trees, but I think that summer wet is less of an issue for you on the east coast than it is on the west coast. Or is the answer sharp drainage? Your mini-habitat must be reasonably moist, for the moss to grow so well.
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« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2021, 07:02:46 PM »
I've never had masses of success with these either. I don't think they like a wet climate much and I wonder if the alkaline substrate also helps?

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« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2021, 07:37:21 PM »
I'm glad Trillium ovatum maculosum is still alive.  My three plants have not appeared for the last couple of years.  I don't know whether I can blame wild rabbits.

I had always sent my seeds off to the exchange, so didn't have seedlings coming along.  I should have given some to family members so I could have replaced mine.

Diane I t is slow to increase and because of weather we don't get seed every year but I always sow what we get in the hope of building up a decent population of this plant.
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« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2021, 07:44:06 PM »
Carolyn there are no trees immediately above and the plants do get full sun for part of the day but not all day.
We are not as wet as you or Tristan but the raised landscape with a gritty sand substrate makes sure that it is never excessively wet but damp enough for the moss to grow. Despite the broken concrete the ph is acid as in all our garden.
I remember seeing this plant growing in moss at the base of trees in Seeden which gave me the idea to try this.
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