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Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 1st November 2013

…var. palustris), Mimulus ringens (Allegheny monkey flower), Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi), Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) or Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus). The Dutch rush (Equisetum hyemale var. affine) also makes a lovely evergreen, architectural…

Thompson and Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 5th April 2013

…of 15 to 21C. So, would it be wise to put the lot in my fridge without risking killing the Iris? I sowed both on 22.01.13. Thank you, and best wishes, Pearse Carty. Answer: Hi Pearse, once sown, wild Iris (Dietes grandiflora) is best kept in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors or in an unheated room.…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 19th October 2012

…Plant Iris reticulata bulbs at a depth of approximately twice their own height. Choose a position in full sun in moist, free draining soil. To create a natural effect, you can try casting the bulbs across the planting area and plant them where they land. Alternatively, plant your Dutch Iris bulbs in…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th February 2012

…Name: Iris Brookfield Question: Started with new gooseberry bushes. A green leaf grew and then something ate them. Sprayed them, but still no gooseberries so I dug them up and planted new ones in a different spot but the same thing happened. What am I doing wrong? Answer: Hi Iris. It's hard…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th February 2011

…by May at the latest so they will occupy the ground at the same time. If you'd like Christmas-cropping potatoes (new or salad potatoes which mature in December) then these are planted in August/September so could occupy the ground after your new potatoes have finished. Christmas-cropping potatoes…

Facebook questions Nov 12th

…warm. Many bulbs put on a small amount of growth in the autumn, which is often fairly frost hardy and will over-winter quite happily. At home my Iris bulbs have started sprouting too! Name: Matthew Eddy Question: I have new apple trees that are 2 years old. They have black spots and marks on the…

What to do in the garden in August

…of your favourite tender perennials such as pelargoniums and fuchsia to propagate them for next year. * • Finish dividing clumps of Bearded Iris now so they have time to form roots and flowers buds for next year before the cold weather arrives. * • Now is a good time to spray ground elder…

What to do in the garden in July

…encourage further flowers. * • If you need to prune your deciduous Magnolia, now is the best time to do it. * • Divide clumps of Bearded Iris now so they have time to form roots and flowers buds for next year before the cold weather arrives. * • Take cuttings from your favourite…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer SEssion 8th July 2011

…Hi Denise. It sounds to me as though your clematis is thriving. It is quite common for the lower part of a clematis stem to become woody as it matures. They often start peeling and it may look as though thin fibrous strings of bark are flaking away - don’t worry, this is absolutely normal.…