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Alina W

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Should I dig up my Allysum?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 11:31

By the way, other types of plants are biennials, which germinate and grow one year and flower, seed and die the next year.

There are also perennials, which live for several years. Many of these die back to nothing over winter, producing fresh growth in spring (e.g., lupins, delphiniums) whilst others keep a few leaves above ground.

Should I dig up my Allysum?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 11:26

Hardy annuals germinate, flower, seed and die all in the same year. So, your plants won't come back next year. However, if you let them seed you may get new baby plants that survive the winter and start to grow strongly next spring. This works well if you have an informal garden; good plants to try this with are poppies.

If you want to plant things now, though, pull up your alyssum and plant away.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 09:48

Well, after being blown to pieces yesterday we have less wind but lots more rain today, with some of the roundabouts on the bypass flooding - oh, goody, gridlocked traffic.

I think that I shall hibernate...

Inherited pear tree help

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 21:54

I thought I'd answered this - must be going mad.

It sounds like you may have rust - have a look here.

How do you get rid of these disgusting things?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 21:25

You say how much do you spray - with ground-dwelling creatures you don't spray, you drench the soil by pouring the mixture over it.

Potting compost error

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:18

In theory, tulips can get diseased if planted too early.

However, when planting up a tub it is best to plant the whole thing at once in September/October. The risk of problems with the tulips is not very high.

Plant closer together in containters or raised beds...

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:15

Partly to make best use of them, but also because the soil tends to be richer and can support more plants.

Weeping Rose

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 09:44

With regard to our other question yes, you need to keep the soil moist.

Fungi on plum tree

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 19:54

You need to remove the fungi for the tree to have any chance. Cut off the dead wood to just short of the trunk, sterilizing your cutters before you move to the next branch.

It's possible that the fungi are just in the dead wood - if they're throughout the tree, I'm afraid there's not much that you can do to help it.


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 16:41

Bare root roses can be planted only in the dormant season, whereas container grown ones can be planted at any time - that's the main difference. Some people think that bare root plants establish better, but that does depend how early in the season you get them - too late and they can be very dry and take a long time to shoot, if they ever do.

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