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Level 27: Desk Jockey
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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

Hi Marjo,Thanks for your message.  Hope you find a good home soon.  You can plant during the winter unless the ground is frozen but new plants prefer Spring planting and most garden centres get fresh stock in then.  During winter you can plant bulbs in pots crocus, daffodils the little tete-a-tete mini daffodils  are really nice in pots, tulips of all sizes to suit pots these are pots for colour in spring, most supermarkets have these already in pots but they do need to be outside.  You can buy Hyacinths for outdoors and indoors these have a lovely smell.  The indoor ones often come already planted up to enjoy over winter in your home, all you need to do is water them.  I used to live in a flat and had indoor plants in pots like "spider plant" very easy going thin long leaves green and yellow strip then grows little plantlets off on a long stalk hence the name, nothing to do with spiders! so don't worry!

Bye for now TallTrees



Level 27: Desk Jockey
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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

Hi Martin-O2

Wow they look hot!  Absolutely fabulous.  

Thanks for the photo.

Bye for now TallTrees 

 



Level 27: Desk Jockey
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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

Hi Marjo,

Thought you would like to see my "spider plant"

WP_20180926_13_45_50_Pro (2).jpgIt is hanging outside as it is summery but won't be out much longer! It is quite happy inside.

Bye for now TallTrees



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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

I have plants indoors during the winter @Marjo.

I have cyclamen, which have flowered every year in pots in the conservatory.

Pink Clematis

 

Hyacinths which smell gorgeous

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Once, I also had an indoor tub of daffodils. They are a bit more difficult to grow indoors but give you loads of winter colour...

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PS none of these are my own photo's ....just an example of what you can have indoors if keen enough wink

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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

@TallTrees They ended up hotter then a lot of the shop brought ones I've had! 

 

I'm planning on drying half, and freezing half of the remaining ones as I need to harvest them before the first frost. 

 

 

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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

Lovely! I can't have any plants (not even fake plastic ones) in my flat as my cats will absolutely destroy them and I mean smash, throw, claw, chew you name it. A conservatory would be so lovely @Cleoriff! Look at all those colours. heart Maybe I'll have a house one day in the future and have a conservatory there. It would definitely be filled with plants! 

 

@TallTrees Oh yes I recognise that, cheers for the photo! I used to have a spider plant when I didn't have cats living with me. I managed to kill it somehow pretty quickly myself though... probably didn't water it enough.

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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

@Marjo

Didn't you post a photo once of Drake or Arthur upending  one of your tall plants in the flat? The dirt was all over the floor?

I may have got this wrong ...if so, forgive me Drake and Arthur for maligning your 'good name' Cat

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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

Hi there,

Looking around my garden I also have violas and pansies all grow at the end of the year.

These could be planted on top of the Crocus in the pot the crocus will grow through them and

they give you a flower now.

Hope this helps.  Lots of best wishes TallTrees

Photo of my Viola/pansies

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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

Hi Martin-O2

Drying is good.  How do they freeze ?  will they go soggy?sob

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Re: Gardeners in the O2 Community

Hi Cleoriff

Cyclamen are brilliant plants in every way