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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:27

Hi chrissy, yes, I'm in devon, so milder climate than up north, though I've heard of gardens on the west coast of Scotland that leave cannas in the ground over winter. Whatever works for you I guess.

i was trying to suggest feeding the cannas to get them to flower.


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:50

There are no definitive rules, I have cannas,ginger lilies and bananas in the ground permanently. These plants are incredibly greedy plants! you cannot over feed them in my experience. I give the cannas and gingers a dry mulch after cutting back in late autumn. then when soil warms and growth is visible, I give them as much well rooted manure as possible. 

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 18:40

A few years ago I was pulling out the old flowers stalls which had gone tatty. To my horror I pulled up some of the grass with it! I snapped off the dead stem and planted up the 'division'. The stock plant fills out again by spring, this is how i always propagate this now!


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:01

I guess the trowel and secateurs go in the saddle bags, but what about the spade and fork??

Japenese acer

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 13:11

Never, pruning should be a last resort remedy. But if so, then after leave fall, before spring.

Moving thick heavy clay to another part of garden?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 12:57

I think pansyface has covered most of it, but I'll just add you can buy a product called 'clay breaker' which you add this time of year. It's better than the traditional adding of lime cause it doesn't change pH of soil as much.

over winter succulent

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 08:48

It really is nonsense to say all succulents need winter protection. I have Delosperma cooperi growing on a west facing wall, happy for the last 4 years there! Also have sempervivum on wall and echerveria that remain outside all year with no protection. I live on the edge of Dartmoor! I simply plant them in very gritty compost, it's the wet which kills them. 

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 21:19

The large garden centres around here have had Christmas stock on sales since the end of August!!  There really isn't much 'garden' about them.

Tree problems.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:10

I wonder if Leylandii deep tap roots are under attack too?! 

Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 22:06

So sad to hear Monty tell us about Nigel's ear infection.  Here's hoping he recovers  soon and is back next week, I for one missed him.

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