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I don't know why this did not occur to me before when we were talking
about LotV, but on my way back from the greenhouse just now I passed a
container that nudged my memory.
While sorting out one of my cold frames a few weeks ago I came across
several small pots of LotV that I had potted up last year but did not
get sold. Not needing any more in the garden, I stuck them all in an
empty container. They are now thriving and just coming on to bloom. Of
course I cannot say yet if they will continue to do well there but I
don't see why not. So if you have a garden that will not accept LotV
why not try them in a container?

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On 2009-05-07 13:05:16 +0100, moghouse said:

I don't know why this did not occur to me before when we were talking
about LotV, but on my way back from the greenhouse just now I passed a
container that nudged my memory.
While sorting out one of my cold frames a few weeks ago I came across
several small pots of LotV that I had potted up last year but did not
get sold. Not needing any more in the garden, I stuck them all in an
empty container. They are now thriving and just coming on to bloom. Of
course I cannot say yet if they will continue to do well there but I
don't see why not. So if you have a garden that will not accept LotV
why not try them in a container?


I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let you know next
year!
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Sacha wrote:
On 2009-05-07 13:05:16 +0100, moghouse said:

I don't know why this did not occur to me before when we were talking
about LotV, but on my way back from the greenhouse just now I passed a
container that nudged my memory.
While sorting out one of my cold frames a few weeks ago I came across
several small pots of LotV that I had potted up last year but did not
get sold. Not needing any more in the garden, I stuck them all in an
empty container. They are now thriving and just coming on to bloom. Of
course I cannot say yet if they will continue to do well there but I
don't see why not. So if you have a garden that will not accept LotV
why not try them in a container?


I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let you know next
year!


You should be reported to the RSPCLofV!

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On May 7, 2:12*pm, Sacha wrote:

I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. *I'll let you know next
year!


Perhaps you should omit the compost?
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On May 7, 2:12 pm, Sacha wrote:

I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let you know next
year!


Perhaps you should omit the compost?


The bed our Lily of the Valley is in, is well composted, BUT, they are
escaping to the gravel path which has a broken brick/rubbish hardcore base.

Sorry if you don't believe me, but it's true, despite the poison tongues
:-))

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On 2009-05-07 15:15:40 +0100, "Jeff Layman" said:

Sacha wrote:
On 2009-05-07 13:05:16 +0100, moghouse said:

I don't know why this did not occur to me before when we were talking
about LotV, but on my way back from the greenhouse just now I passed a
container that nudged my memory.
While sorting out one of my cold frames a few weeks ago I came across
several small pots of LotV that I had potted up last year but did not
get sold. Not needing any more in the garden, I stuck them all in an
empty container. They are now thriving and just coming on to bloom. Of
course I cannot say yet if they will continue to do well there but I
don't see why not. So if you have a garden that will not accept LotV
why not try them in a container?


I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let you know next
year!


You should be reported to the RSPCLofV!


They deserve it, I tell you!! ;-) No more Mrs Nice!
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On 2009-05-07 17:13:44 +0100, moghouse said:

On May 7, 2:12*pm, Sacha wrote:

I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. *I'll let you know next
year!


Perhaps you should omit the compost?


I could chuck in a handful of tin tacks if it would help!
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On May 7, 7:06*pm, Sacha wrote:
I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. *I'll let you know next
year!


Perhaps you should omit the compost?


I could chuck in a handful of tin tacks if it would help!


I was thinking more in terms of if you could build a brick wall half
way across the container - mine are real garden wall huggers.
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On 2009-05-07 19:18:39 +0100, moghouse said:

On May 7, 7:06*pm, Sacha wrote:
I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. *I'll let you know ne

xt
year!


Perhaps you should omit the compost?


I could chuck in a handful of tin tacks if it would help!


I was thinking more in terms of if you could build a brick wall half
way across the container - mine are real garden wall huggers.


We've planted them in a small, shaded bed with shallow soil against a
hedge; an open bed which is well-drained and raised with good, deep
soil; a south facing bed among shrubs and moist-ish; a very narrow bed
of totally shaded, poor soil up against the house wall facing east bed.
I've done everything with the damned things other than throw them
over my left shoulder while reciting To Be or Not To Be and garotting a
frog with my right hand. In other gardens I've more or less repeated
these attempts and I can only conclude that even while my favourite
perfume is Diorissimo (gentlemen may care to Google this) the darned
things will not repay the compliment!
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Sacha wrote:
On 2009-05-07 19:18:39 +0100, moghouse
said:
On May 7, 7:06 pm, Sacha wrote:
I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of
rubble and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let
you know ne xt year!

Perhaps you should omit the compost?

I could chuck in a handful of tin tacks if it would help!


I was thinking more in terms of if you could build a brick wall half
way across the container - mine are real garden wall huggers.


We've planted them in a small, shaded bed with shallow soil against a
hedge; an open bed which is well-drained and raised with good, deep
soil; a south facing bed among shrubs and moist-ish; a very narrow bed
of totally shaded, poor soil up against the house wall facing east
bed. I've done everything with the damned things other than throw
them over my left shoulder while reciting To Be or Not To Be and garotting
a frog with my right hand.


You cannot be serious!!! The one thing..................


In other gardens I've more or less
repeated these attempts and I can only conclude that even while my
favourite perfume is Diorissimo (gentlemen may care to Google this)
the darned things will not repay the compliment!
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"moghouse" wrote in message
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On May 7, 7:06 pm, Sacha wrote:
I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let you know next
year!


Perhaps you should omit the compost?


I could chuck in a handful of tin tacks if it would help!


I was thinking more in terms of if you could build a brick wall half
way across the container - mine are real garden wall huggers.

Is the wall on the north side of the garden?

Cos LOTV always travel north.

Alan


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On 2009-05-07 19:51:13 +0100, "Ophelia" said:

Sacha wrote:
On 2009-05-07 19:18:39 +0100, moghouse
said:
On May 7, 7:06 pm, Sacha wrote:
I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of
rubble and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let
you know ne xt year!

Perhaps you should omit the compost?

I could chuck in a handful of tin tacks if it would help!

I was thinking more in terms of if you could build a brick wall half
way across the container - mine are real garden wall huggers.


We've planted them in a small, shaded bed with shallow soil against a
hedge; an open bed which is well-drained and raised with good, deep
soil; a south facing bed among shrubs and moist-ish; a very narrow bed
of totally shaded, poor soil up against the house wall facing east
bed. I've done everything with the damned things other than throw
them over my left shoulder while reciting To Be or Not To Be and garotting
a frog with my right hand.


You cannot be serious!!! The one thing..................


You see - I knew there was something........!

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On 2009-05-07 21:23:13 +0100, "alan.holmes" said:


"moghouse" wrote in message
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On May 7, 7:06 pm, Sacha wrote:
I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let you know next
year!


Perhaps you should omit the compost?


I could chuck in a handful of tin tacks if it would help!


I was thinking more in terms of if you could build a brick wall half
way across the container - mine are real garden wall huggers.

Is the wall on the north side of the garden?

Cos LOTV always travel north.

Alan


Honestly, Alan, they have had the choice of the whole damned compass
here. And yes, one of them was northing facing - we didn't get so much
as a leaf!
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On May 7, 7:29*pm, Sacha wrote:

We've planted them in a small, shaded bed with shallow soil against a
hedge; an open bed which is well-drained and raised with good, deep
soil; a south facing bed among shrubs and moist-ish; a very narrow bed
of totally shaded, poor soil up against the house wall facing east bed.
* I've done everything with the damned things other than throw them
over my left shoulder while reciting To Be or Not To Be and garotting a
frog with my right hand. *In other gardens I've more or less repeated
these attempts and I can only conclude that even while my favourite
perfume is Diorissimo (gentlemen may care to Google this) the darned
things will not repay the compliment!


No point in me suggesting the full moon ritual, planting them standing
on one leg with an incantation to the goddess Lily, then?
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Sacha wrote:
On 2009-05-07 13:05:16 +0100, moghouse said:

I don't know why this did not occur to me before when we were talking
about LotV, but on my way back from the greenhouse just now I passed a
container that nudged my memory.
While sorting out one of my cold frames a few weeks ago I came across
several small pots of LotV that I had potted up last year but did not
get sold. Not needing any more in the garden, I stuck them all in an
empty container. They are now thriving and just coming on to bloom. Of
course I cannot say yet if they will continue to do well there but I
don't see why not. So if you have a garden that will not accept LotV
why not try them in a container?


I'm going to find some vile old compost, a couple of stone of rubble
and chuck some bulbs into a container with it. I'll let you know next
year!


Bulbs?! If you've got bulbs rather than rhizomes ("pips") then I'm not
surprised you haven't got LofV coming up! Any chance of you getting some
"in the green" and planting those? At least you'll know you've got healthy
stock.

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