Gardeners World 2014

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Re: Gardeners World 2014

Post by The Codfather » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:14 pm

Yeh, but not all canna's are like that icon_study
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Re: Gardeners World 2014

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:49 pm

The Codfather wrote:Yeh, but not all canna's are like that icon_study
Most types can though. I've seen Striata/pretoria and Durban grown in pond baskets for example.

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Re: Gardeners World 2014

Post by The Codfather » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:11 pm

Mmmm maybe that's where I am going wrong....I bake them and don't give them loads of water...but when I do I give them plenty mixed with liquid food.
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Re: Gardeners World 2014

Post by Mr List » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:16 pm

one of those depends on the temps type things though isn't it

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Post by Panama Pete » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:38 pm

Most Canna's i've seen when in Greece are around ditches and grow as weeds. They are almost a meter tall by the 1st May.

Cannas love water. I've made a hot bed this year with some Canna President. The soil is clay based so it may hold a lot of water. Ill let you know how they perform.

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:42 pm

Mr List wrote:one of those depends on the temps type things though isn't it

Yes the plants need to be in full growth before you put them in water (i.e. don't put dry rhizomes in a pond and expect them to grow well!)

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Post by fern Rob » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:19 am

I can never get them to grow past 2ft. :(

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Post by miketropic » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:17 am

maybe its our heat but I can grow them about anywhere. never tried fully under water but they do grow in the marsh in florida and the south here. I've never heard of one killed from over watering either. I keep them moist at all times as do all the people I know growing them well over here..give them water and lots of food and there is no way to go wrong

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Post by fieldfest » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:27 pm

they are a banana relative so much like them the more water and feed the better

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Re: Gardeners World 2014

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:54 pm

'Montbeliardii' Don and the team present a programme brimming with topical advice and inspiration for garden lovers.

'Montbeliardii' tackles the problem of box blight in his garden at Longmeadow. It means taking drastic action, but in the long term will hopefully be for the best.

Carol Klein looks at the spring delight that is the cyclamen. She meets one of the country's leading experts in this most delicate of hardy plants and uncovers just how easy they are to grow.

Joe Swift visits a gardener taking on the challenges of gardening on the windswept Cornish coastline, to create a haven of beauty against the odds.
And we meet an amateur gardener who breeds a stunning array of sweet peas to make the most fragrant and colourful displays

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Post by Adam D » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:32 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:'Montbeliardii' Don and the team present a programme brimming with topical advice and inspiration for garden lovers.

'Montbeliardii' tackles the problem of box blight in his garden at Longmeadow. It means taking drastic action, but in the long term will hopefully be for the best.

Carol Klein looks at the spring delight that is the cyclamen. She meets one of the country's leading experts in this most delicate of hardy plants and uncovers just how easy they are to grow.

Joe Swift visits a gardener taking on the challenges of gardening on the windswept Cornish coastline, to create a haven of beauty against the odds.
And we meet an amateur gardener who breeds a stunning array of sweet peas to make the most fragrant and colourful displays
I have gone a bit mad with Cyclamen over the last couple of years, but they are great wee plants for the spring (and autumn).

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Post by dino » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:39 pm

He tackles box blight every bloody year.

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Re: Gardeners World 2014

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:47 pm

dino wrote:He tackles box blight every bloody year.

To be fair he's finaly got rid of it all and burnt all the box! Must be quite sad for him


They managed to show an exotic garden tonight. Blink though and you'll have missed it.

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Post by fieldfest » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:56 pm

dino wrote:He tackles box blight every bloody year.
And sowing sweet peas

And planting beans - my 5 year old has done it at school. How hard is poking a bean in the soil...

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Re: Gardeners World 2014

Post by Adam D » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:23 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote: To be fair he's finaly got rid of it all and burnt all the box! Must be quite sad for him
Agreed, he said that he planted them out 15 years ago and my eldest will be 15 years old this summer and to have to get rid of something that you have cared and nurtured for for that long must be difficult.

I found the old bloke on the north Cornish coast a bit odd. I could not understand what he was going on about with being exposed to the salt-laden winds on the north coast given that the wind doesn't come from that direction much :?:

The sweet pea bit was boring; I fast-forwarded it, but I did enjoy the Cyclamen part 8)

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