Novice Gardener Needs Advice Please (Merged)

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pinkpauline34pinkpauline34 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
I had a beautiful tub of spring flowers (daffodils and anemones) which are now past their best. I planted them from bulbs. Is it possible to dig up the bulbs and store them until next year?

Any advice appreciated.
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  • Just leave them and they will come back next year.
  • wigginsmumwigginsmum Forumite
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    Once the leaves start to turn yellow, cut the stems down to around 4 inches tall and tuck the pot somewhere till next year. That's what Geoff Hamilton always recommended.
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  • Hi
    I have never in my life done any sort of gardening but i've been in my house a year now and it has a decent sized front and back garden, i'd like to pant some flowers and possibly do some veg and maybe even a herb garden for DS as he likes to get involved in everything i do, anyone know where to start? are there any good websites for beginners which cover the basics?
    TIA x
    :j Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!:j
  • You could give http://www.allotment.org.uk/index.php
    a try, very friendly forum, loads of advice, no allotment required :D
    You can't have everything....where would you put it?
  • pandas66pandas66 Forumite
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    Its a good time of year to start seeds off astons, have you some spare room indoors for a few trays?

    Saves a bundle of money growing your own, I started flowers and veg off and had a great garden 2 years ago. Didn't do a great deal last year as I never got in the swing but am going to this year.
    I bought a few packets of cheap seeds and planted those up in plastic tubs, egg cartons, ice cream tubs, any free tub actually.
    Panda xx

    :Tg :jo:Dn ;)e:Dn;)o:jw :T :eek:

    missing kipper No 2.....:cool:
  • Thnx richyrich, gonna go snoop now!

    Yep panda, got loads of room for trays, what seeds do you suggest i get? nan has got loads of ice cream tubs which i'll half inch off her tommorrow!
    :j Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!:j
  • pandas66pandas66 Forumite
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    what do you want to grow?

    Do you have any pots too?
    I grew some great flowers, tomatoes and herbs. Just a min I shall check the names.
    On for in a pot is the nastuton (sp) it needs to be confined IMO, in a bed it will run riot but confined in a pot it grows well and flowers brill!
    Panda xx

    :Tg :jo:Dn ;)e:Dn;)o:jw :T :eek:

    missing kipper No 2.....:cool:
  • pandas66pandas66 Forumite
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    This is nastution (sp)
    nast.jpg


    and this is another easy grower.......its lobellia, you can get it in blue, white and pink I think, grows well in borders and fills an area quite quick with great colour, dies off at the end of autumn.

    lobellia.jpg
    Panda xx

    :Tg :jo:Dn ;)e:Dn;)o:jw :T :eek:

    missing kipper No 2.....:cool:
  • Tomatoes are a must if you want veg.
    Runner Beans
    Courgettes

    They all get nice yields and they are not too hard to grow.
    :beer:
  • pandas66 wrote:
    what do you want to grow?

    Do you have any pots too?
    I grew some great flowers, tomatoes and herbs. Just a min I shall check the names.
    On for in a pot is the nastuton (sp) it needs to be confined IMO, in a bed it will run riot but confined in a pot it grows well and flowers brill!
    I dunno what i wanna grow, easy stuff to begin with, like i said i am a compltete novice, the only think i've ever grown is cress at school:rotfl: that why i need some ideas, do you mean plant pots? no i havent got any of those, i'm sure i can get some in the pound shop or asda cheap enough.
    :j Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!:j
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