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The Queen's beans

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 16:30

You mean Princess Margaret?????!

Aspidistra Elatior

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 23:20

It's usually best done in spring.

bugs on mint plant

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 20:02

You can wash greenfly off with mildly soapy water, but they will come back - they are a major pest in greenhouses in winter, as there are few predators.

LILY BULBS

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 19:58

They vary according to the cold, artjak - the colder it is, the deeper they go. Also, they can and do fly, so even if you change the soil they will still fly in.

When they become active - I've seen them as early as March.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 18:03

Frosty, clear and bright here today, with the promise of more frost overnight.

LILY BULBS

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 13:53

The bulbs shouldn't be affected - the beetles overwinter in soil.

Re-plant your bulbs as quickly as you possibly can - unlike, say, daffodils they will be damaged if they dry out at all.

Paperwhites

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 22:48

I've tried it, and got one or two measly flowers - really not worth the effort.

They are Israeli bulbs, needing hot sunshine and no frost at all - conditions that we can't really supply in the UK.

Talkback: How to prune roses

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 17:24

Yes, they're normally pruned in spring.

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 16:51

It's actually best to leave it until spring. The old growth will help protect the crown.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 15:50

I hope that your visitors brought you a cake in recompense, Frank!

Still chucking it down here, but a promise of dryer weather tomorrow. Stay dry and safe, everyone!

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