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Latest posts by Alan4711

Rampant rosemary

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:14

Hi i took for the first time 4 cuttings of Rosemary last year just  stuck them straight into the soil and they are just magic ,i dont recomend this way i think a little more time and care next time in proper cuttings soil but Hey it worked and Rosemary is so easy and seems to be a tough plant ,in Falmouth there is a 12 foot high wall covered with rosemary growing from the garden at the top its all just hanging there in summer its just stunning

Cheers Alan 

Potatos after Jerusalaem Artichokes

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:03

HI never grown Artichokes what do you do with them, iv never bought any before,

what are they like to eat please,


passion flower

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 10:57

Hi Break23 many thanks for your kind offer ,and weve just got back from Nottm today and i found one their  and grabbed it many thanks for everybodies help

Good luck all


organic manure?

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 16:45

Magic many thanks sotojust the job

Good luck


organic manure?

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 14:37

HI all im wondering if anyone knows anything about planting seeds that you leeve to grow then dig in as a mulch i think at a later date  could be organi manure im not sure but any info will be interesting and sounds good in new raised beds

Hopefully Alan4711  

passion flower

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:41

hi flower ,iv took a cutting from someone but they dont know what sort,im  hopeing they all fruit i,ll haveto wait and see doesnt seem to be anyone who,s got any knowledge on them ,shame cus they are really beautifull in flower

cheers Alan

passion flower

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 22:11

HI all,can anyboby tell me if the passion flower plants all bare  fruit, i used to have one with terrific smallish orange sweet  fruit about the size of a satsuma ,now iv moved i want to get another but am told that only Passiflora Edulis gets fruit even the G/Cen dont seem to know the answer or where to get one from,  if they all fruit no probs,but has anyone got one that has edible fruits and what sort do they have PLease

many thanks Alan


Posted: 15/02/2013 at 21:55

nanna 26 go to google or whatever and RHS pruning hydrangeas exellent info for you

good luck Alan4711


Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:08

Sorry didnt mean juiperus coniferus ,i ment we had never done a conifer before i think the name is golden pfitzer juniper  so maybe a repot tomorrow to at least give it a fighting chance then many thanks Nut cutlet


Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:30

hi obelixx have a good rest matey and get better, iv just come in from the garage iv been prepping my h/baskets ,iv got my liners in and  plastic tubs connected to cut down coke bottles as usual sitting in them awaiting for soil and plants and the start whistle, managed to pot on 20 Hydrangeas as well today there out side in the rain till later tonight not too sure what were putting in them this year so im keeping my eye on your post see what comes up 

Cheers Alan

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