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If you tie the long shoots horizontally,which it sounds like you have done, they should produce side shoots which will grow vertically and flower next year. Don't pull them down too far or they might snap off.
PP I'm usually more I inclined to knock him on the head but we gardeners are peaceful folk
plant in clusters. the only things to plant in rows are hedges and vegetables
I used to get my husband to do the jobs I didn't fancy. I even bought him a pair of wussy gloves in case he got a thorn in his finger. He has started to get interested. I am now seriously concerned that he is getting an opinion. Have I created a monster
It doesn't seem likely then. I'm in London. There was an orchid in the pot. It had fuchsia coloured flowers but I don't remember the leaves. But this could be something else as it's been out in the garden for a while. PS2 I looked at the clivia you suggested as well. It's beautiful but I've never had one of them either. Maybe I should give it some TLC and see what develops!
Do they self seed? I've never had one.
These are the roots,chaps.
Why do they make garden tools in camouflage colours? Is it so that we lose them and buy more?
Only after you've bought another one!
I've got a bright orange bucket for my tools so I can't ignore it or lose it