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Marking out a design

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:36

All of the above!

Wrapping up my gunnera!

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:35

They are hardy as long as you protect the crown. As mentioned just cut off the large leaves and cover the crown with it and remove in spring. East peasy!

North facing Porch

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:00

There are loads of plants that would do fine in such a place overwinter. Do you have any half-hardy garden plants that you could overwinter there? That owuld be my first thought.

Greenhouse Heaters

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:39

My paraffin heater has never given me problems. Thermostatically controlled electric fan heaters are best. The thermostat means that it  only comes on when it reaches a certain temperature. That means it is cheaper to run than anything else. A paraffin heater you need to put on and off when cold. My Greenhouse is too far from the house to make it economical to add electricity to.

Unidentified little tree??

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:28

Yes, some sort of Acer palmatum

Unusual Plant

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:46

I would say Sunflower - possibly 'Kong'.

Which tree?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:21

I would go with Dogwood over a Willow for anything but a large garden.

Looking after my gunnera

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 09:35

Covering the crown with the large leaves is the way to keep them alive over winter and as per Obelixx's advise I would move yours as it is in a pot to a mild spot.

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 09:32

Mile a minute covers a few climbing plants. Do you know exactly what climber it is? Anything on your side of the boundary can be cut back to that boundary as per the above.

Lupins

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 09:30

I would put them in a tray of soil and leave them outside all winter. They are hardy and will germinate in spring.

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