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Alina W

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Fuchcias - to cut back or not to cut back?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:33

Yes, you can take them back to produce a bushier plant. If you don't want to knock them back too much, cut back to roughly 4"/10cm and leave a few of the new shoots in place.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:30

You can move them to a less prominent place, but they multipy best if left where they are.

There's nothing to stop you planting within a few inches of them with hardier summer bedding plants, though - they'll take attention away from the dying leaves.

Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:27

I wouldn't, or you'll lose the main spike. Modern varieties branch well on their own as the plant grows.

free plants

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 22:42

If the digitalis are this year's seeds they're unlikely to flower until next year.

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:12

I'm just hoping that my white japanese anemones stay in their pot - they were evicted from the garden for bad behaviour. The pot is surrounded by concrete, so I'm hopeful....

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:07

They're great fun to watch - I had one in a pot plant a few years ago.

The chicks take a good while to hatch, so you'll have them for about 3-4 weeks. Enjoy!

Metal obelisk or willow wigwam for sweet peas?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:59

I would go for metal, too.

Don't buy the cheapest that you can find - pay a bit more and they'll last longer.

As an interim measure you could use a wigwam of bamboo canes, but you'll need to wrap string or a bit of netting around the wigwam to get the peas to climb well (or tie them in regularly).

Your favourite Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:54

I like the "ripple" series from T&M - "blue ripple" is an extremely good grower, and "fragrant ripples" is a lovely blend of colours and very nicely scented.

For whom do we garden .............

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:49

To keep the wildlife happy, of course

Can daffodils drown?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 10:10

Yes, I agree with nutcutlet. Some of mine have definitely drowned in the wet (good excuse to buy more!), but any survivors will be left to recover.

If your soil is normally very wet, you might want to consider raising your daffodils in a pot, if you can manage the watering.

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