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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 13:55

Bright and sunny after a frost here, too.

Pruning acers

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 13:01

It's not a brilliant idea with acer palmatum as the smaller acers don't like hard pruning - it is much better to prune them gently and regularly. If you must prune wait until early spring.

Lets hear it for the houseplants.

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 22:59

Wonderful, Jean - and they're in lovely condition.

Every windowsill that I have is full to capacity with houseplants, plus a few extra shelves

Leylandii Hedge - mixed colours?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 16:40

I have seen a mature golden and green hedge locally - it seems to be doing fine.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 10:31

Bright and sunny here in N Yorks. The ground is actually starting to drain at last, but there is still a lot of standing water in fields.

No flowers on my Kniphofia rooperi

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:49

Probably the poor weather. The plants like a rich soil, and nutrients will have been washed away by the incessant rain, so they may have been hungry. Also, they like the ground well drained - some hope this year!

Garlic in modules

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:44

Treat them like you would a flower bulb - make sure that they are thoroughly damp when planted, and after that only water if they appear dry. You shouldn't have to do much watering as the rain should take care of it for you, but the pots (provided that they are raised from the ground) should drain better than your beds.

fruit trees frost

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:13

No, they should be fine in that volume of earth.

Pruned Chili Plant

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:03

No, it shouldn't need food now, and you don't want to encourage it to grow more now as it'll go lanky.

There's also no need to prune it back in spring unless it is leggy - not everything needs pruning, you know!

Talkback: Ash tree dieback

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 22:07

Unfortunately, with an airborne fungus, it was always a matter of time. All that we can hope is that some trees are resistant.

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