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First Plant of the Year!

Postby conniepr » Apr 20, 2013 10:36 pm

I bought my first plant of the year today! And my first rose bush! A climbing rose, Hardy John Cabot. Here's hoping it takes well.
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby Countryboy » Apr 21, 2013 10:16 am

Good for u! I hope u get to enjoy it for years. :)

I never grown any Roses . . . but I've been sooooo planning it for long time. :oops: lol

Still looking for a fragrant, yellow climber. But I've been many years anyway setting up the area for it. So there's a reason for my 'procrastination'. This year again there will be Moonflowers and two colours of Morning Glory growing up the lattice on the South wall.

But now the search gets serious! :twisted: lol
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby Canadian Ent » Apr 21, 2013 11:11 am

Very good! Good feeling!

I am off today to pick up a weeping mulberry and four apple trees!
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby Puff10 » Apr 21, 2013 2:37 pm

Yesterday, I planted my first peach tree It's"RedHaven" peach tree.I will try to get my other peach tree this week to assure cross pollination!
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby lilybulb » Apr 21, 2013 3:26 pm

I am going to check out some garden centers tomorrow.Today is nice enough to get outside and prepare some beds.
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby thistle » Apr 23, 2013 11:06 am

This year again there will be Moonflowers and two colours of Morning Glory growing up the lattice on the South wall.

But now the search gets serious! :twisted: lol[/quote]
Any secrets to getting Moonflowers to bloom before the Frost gets them? I was thinking I would change location to a south facing Brick wall where they would get a bit more heat.I can get them to grow to great heights but I never get Buds or Blooms and I so want them to Bloom this Year :?
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby Countryboy » Apr 23, 2013 5:07 pm

Errmmmmm :oops: . . . I should have said that, this year again, the plans are to grow two MG colours and Moonflower.

Last year I planted them in the soil... they didn't come up. This year I've had them sown in flats, for almost a month, but they're being very slow in sprouting. Slow to the point where I would be happy to get any! :(
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby thistle » Apr 23, 2013 10:44 pm

I have no problem with the Germination of Moonflowers but they do seem to take a little longer than Morning Glories. I have 4 sprouted at the moment.My problem is that I have NEVER managed to get one to bloom before the Frost hits,very frustrating :x
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Re: First Plant of the Year!

Postby Laff » Apr 23, 2013 10:55 pm

conniepr wrote:I bought my first plant of the year today! And my first rose bush! A climbing rose, Hardy John Cabot. Here's hoping it takes well.


Nice. It is officially spring now. So I am looking my first plant of year :D
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