Allison 3


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going on holiday

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:25

Thanks for replying.  I had wondered about putting them in the ground and covering with fleece at night.  

going on holiday

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 16:42

Advice please.  Going on holiday on Tuesday, and my dahlias are big plants but still in greenhouse.  As we have now planted up the tomatoes and cucumbers there is not a lot of room left.

I live on the east coast and looking at the long range forecast, I can't see any frost.

Shall I take a chance and put them in the ground, daughter is doing the watering but she,s not a gardener, and I wonder if they would be safer in the ground rather than being crammed into the greenhouse.

Would be so grateful for your thoughts.

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:45

My root bag arrived today, so am getting excited at planting the tree in the garden tomorrow.  Thanks again for all your help and advice

Fig Tree

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:55

Once again thank you for that.  I'm so looking forward to getting it into the garden, and realising it doesn't need winter protection is a real bonus.  Thanks too for the pruning advise

Fig Tree

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:24

I've just ordered a root bag from Reads, I understood that figs fruited better if their roots were restricted.  I've had this tree for 5 years now, so do need to change its growing conditions.  So plan to pot it up in John Innes and put it in the garden. 

I'm sure you are right Welshonion, the fig tree at the moment is still trussed up in its winter cover, but I can see lots of 'figs' where the side of the plant is against the conservatory window.  I guess I just got excited.

Has anyone a fig in the garden that they don't cover for the winter.  i live on the east coast of Lincolnshire, so we tend not to get so many frosts, but thought our winters were still too cold for the tree.

Thanks for all your help

Fig Tree

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:07

Thank you both.  The root control bags look ideal, thankyou for sending the website.

Fig Tree

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 10:45

Hello all,  my fig tree has been in a pot for a few years, but last year the wind took it over on a couple of occasions.  Has any one buried there fig tree (still in its pot to restrict growth) in the garden, did it work?  This year because it has been so mild I have lots of figs on it, so I'm hoping for a good crop.

Thank you

Rosa Geranium

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:21

That sounds perfect, many thanks

Rosa Geranium

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:31

Will be west facing, clay soil in Lincolnshire, sorry fidgetbones should have given that information.

Rosa Geranium

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:45

My Rosa Geranium has lots of bare stems now, learn't to my cost it doesn't like being cut down.  Looking for ideas of a 2/3 foot shrub I could plant in front of it to hide the stems.  Thank you

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going on holiday

Dahlias in greenhouse 
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Fig Tree

Fig Tree in large pot 
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Rosa Geranium

What to plant in front of 
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Rosa Geranium

No flowers 
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