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Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:20

As long as they have died down properly then yes the mulch may be put on so as to completely cover the plant.

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:12

Absolutely nothing. If the plants cannot survive even the harshest winter then we do not grow them. Best option is a really deep mulch of almost anything. At least that looks better than fleeece.

Harvesting Parsnips

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 16:17

And they increase the size of the root as the leaves die down. The leaves on ours often reach a metre in height.

PROPAGATION FROM SEED

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 15:29

Follow the advice given for sowing Alliums. It works for any bulb.

allium seeds !

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 21:06

The GW advice to stroe seeds was totally erroneous. They don't like being stored and can then take years to germinate if they ever do.

 

See here

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/talkback-seeds---how-to-collect-allium-seeds/195.html

Alpines in winter

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 10:32

Again, it depends on the alpines. Many of the ones sold  are not really 'alpine' at  all. Many of them are dwarf lowland plants. Or they come from lower slope alpine meadow environments. They are used to a certain amount of winter wet, especially if they go dormant.

As you say, just keep an eye on them.

Alpines in winter

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 17:11

If they are anything like the weight of mine then moving them would be well nigh impossible.

Unless the containers are likely to be damaged by frost, or the plants in them are tender, then they do not normally need protection.

In a couple of mine which have specialist plants which do not like winter rain on them, I cover with a sheet of glass but that is all.

problem Hydrangeas

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:31

Did you prune them last year?

Bargain of the year

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 11:05

Primula Gighas Red. £1. It had vine weevil in the pot, but no matter I was going to split it anyway. 30 plants it went into and they are all growing away nicely now (Kiss of death!)

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:29

Also remember that these gardens are made for non-gardeners. Why do you think they never go back and look at them 12 months, 2 years on? When they did on Ground Force, most of thwe gardens were no longer maintained the way they were made.

 

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