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Alina W

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Talkback: Plants - planting an acer in a pot

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 11:49

Depends on the acer, but probably not. They normally grow in the shade of trees, and subjecting it to the hottest sunshine is likely to burn the fine leaves.

Keeping on bulbs in containers

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 09:25

If you want to be sure of good flowers, give them a feed or two while the leaves are dying back. The hyacinth should be OK if treated in the same way, too, although its flowers may be a bit smaller.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 09:20

It's actually sunny and dry - I can't quite cope with the idea.....

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:43

Anemones don't always grow bolt upright, but your bottom left picture shows quite thin stems, so they may have been small corms.

It doesn't matter, though - they should cheer up with a bit of sunshine, which they do enjoy.

Burying seedlings to the true leaves

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:20

I do it quite often on things that have gone leggy indoors, such as helichrysums and rhodochiton.

advice please

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:05

Yes, your lawn needs to be dry before it is cut - if it is wet, you'll gouge chunks of it. Also, keep the blades fairly high on the first cut - you don't want to scalp it.

Harrogate Spring Show - 2012

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:32

I think that some of them were - I'm sure that they will have lost money.

Better luck for autumn, I hope!

Harrogate Spring Show - 2012

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:16

More of a downer than you know, Sue - it was free entry this afternoon, and closed two hours early at 3.30 p.m..

Picked up some nice bargains with the saved entry fee, though

Burying seedlings to the true leaves

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:08

You can bury virtually all flower seedlings to the base of the seed leaves, so I'd expect the same to be true of vegetables. I can't guarantee it, though.

Harrogate Spring Show - 2012

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:05

I went on Thursday and got very wet. I agree that some traders were missing, and so were the customers - the weather had a detrimental effect, to put it mildly.

But it was still very pleasant - and thanks for the pictures, TG, I didn't get to see some of those divisions.

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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