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Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:49

Do you keep them completely dry?


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:33


I seem to be posting on here a lot recently - sorry!

I have bought a dahlia that was potted and in flower from a garden centre (it was reduced) it has lovely flowers on it. I put it in a terracota pot and it seems happy. 

I would like to keep it, and have moved it into my unheated greenhouse on my allotment. Will it survive in there? 

Any advice you could give would be most welcome.

Lemon Grass

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:17


during the spring / summer of this year I grew some lemongrass from seed. It has grown really well, and is starting to thicken up really well. 

I have put it in the unheated greenhouse at my allotment and wrapped some fleece around it - will this be enough to get it through the winter or will I need to do something else to insulate it against the cold. 

Any advice would be much appreciated.



Miniature Rose

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:00
I was given a miniature rose, potted it up in some compost and placed it near to the house on my patio where it has some shelter. It has grown beautifully for years.

Rose help

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:53
Hi, I have a lovely rose bush planted last year in my flower garden on my allotment planted in memory of my grandfather. It has flowered beautifully this year, with only the slightest hint of fungal infection on the leaves. It has dropped most of its leaves now, and i have cleared them away. What else do should I be doing? When do I prune? Should I be applying blood fish and bone meal? Any advice to ensure this Rose continues to be the star of my garden will be very much appreciated!

Fruit trees

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:38
Brilliant, thank you both! Very much appreciated!

Fruit trees

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:05

I have on my plot a few fruit trees, I have two apple tree's, one pear tree, one plum, on quince and a cherry tree. They have all been planted within the last three years, with the quince tree being the most recent (last november).

I have read that puttin blood, fish and bonemeal around the trees is good, but my question is; at what time of year is it best to apply this? Also will it benefit my quince in particular that has been attacked by some kind of fungus this year (as mentioned in a previous post).


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:47
Will it survive over winter?


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 08:59

It is purpurea, i really don't want it to die over winter.

Quince tree problem

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 08:55
Thank you for your advice! I will clear all of the leaves and trim it.
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