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Will my pelargoniums be OK?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:39

Many thanks for the advice! Much appreciated - I now know what to do.....put them back in the garage for a bit!

Will my pelargoniums be OK?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:42

i grew pelargoniums for the first time last year and was particularly pleased with the five I grew as "climbers" in a large barrel. I planted them in individual pots in the Autumn and have kept them virtually dry in a garage which is frost-free and bright (two windows). I've now brought them in to the house. Should I start watering them? If they survive, can I grow them on and replant them in my barrel or will I need to take cuttings? Any advice will be much appreciated.

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:36

I would never buy plants from T&M again. Even when their plants are OK their customer service is dreadful. But they offer a wide range of seeds and there is no problem ordering these.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:00

Had a lovely sunny day here in Dorset yesterday - so removed two of the oldest branches from my laburnum, pruned a beautiful hawthorn tree in our front garden and took bits off the malus. Great fun - but can't move today. Ouch! I'll never learn. Weather awful again today.

OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:05

Thanks to all those who have helped me decide.....I am going to remove the straggly top, mainly to restrict its height. There is no timber frame, Salino - this is part of the front of our bungalow. I appreciated your comments about the air vents. This is usually a very pretty border: two nandinas, two hydrangeas, seven fuchsias, the thuja and numerous bulbs. I'll post a prettier photo later in the year. (Don't know how I managed to get two this time!)

OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 15:12


 I know there has been a thread about pruning conifers recently - but just want to check that what I'd like to do is OK...this is my thuya occidentalis...I think I ought to remove its straggly top. Would it be OK to do it now?


 

What could I choose?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 20:28

Thank you all for your suggestions...... I am looking at them all and have just got to "Dream plants for the natural garden" . I have really appreciated personal recommendations and am enjoying following them all up! And Busy-Lizzie - I now fully understand your comment! Thank you all again.

What could I choose?

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 23:05

Many thanks for the recommendation, willDB. I think some people might have thought I was too lazy to go to a bookshop - but I was really just wondering if someone could recommend something from personal experience. Thanks again.

What could I choose?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:19

my daughter says she would like to buy me a gardening book for Christmas - and I would love one about perennials. I've got several that I've had for years, but new plants are being introduced all the time and I'd love a really up-to-date one on perennials. Any good ideas would be much appreciated.

Something of an apology.

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:07

Thanks for the info DorsetUK. It was appreciated. But I must tell you how much we enjoyed living in a lovely part of Birmingham, with the wonderful Clent Hills and the Lickeys just ten minutes drive away, the opportunity to visit the wonderful Botanical Gardens(our daughter was married there) and the magical Winterbourne Botanic Garden (see this month's GW magazine). But yes, we love Dorset, the proximity of the sea and the New Forest!

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