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Ginger

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:37

Hee hee - I have got Ginger to sprout and root but that was soaked in water then placed in a zip bag and left on top of the hot water tank. As soon as it was taken out it stopped growing - our weather is just not right for it, even indoors. Right plant right place!

What's this plant please?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 17:24

Yip, Nandina domestica

Camellias in Scotland

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 13:39

Aberdeen is actually west of Yorkshire, Birmingham is further east than Edinburgh.  Aberdeen does seem to get snow first and deeper than most places in the UK. Anyway, here is coastal Fife Camellias do really well.

Ginger

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 13:36

They really need 30C+ and high humidity. You are better off buying hardier Gingers such as Hedychium Assam Orange etc.

Help

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 19:12

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decking

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:27
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

If it rots it could be dangerous? Not just a visual thing.

All wood rots with time. Pallet wood tends to be very strong and heat treated.

decking

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:53

You can do it - but make sure to hire a sander to get rid of splinters and to make it looks more attractive. I did it and it worked a treat. When it started to show signs of wear I sanded them down again, treated and coved with decking boards (so saved on timber).

Dahlias..an unintended trial

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:51

Interesting. I left one Dahlia in the ground and it started to grow until I speared it in twane with my fork. It was very wet here in December, so am suprised to have seen it, as well as the Canna. Some Canna and Dahlia rotted for me in pots, even being in the garage from Nov-March. All lifted plants are fine. So my thoughts are leave them or dry them off properly and store.

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 17:26

Water in the morning. Plants take up water during the day and if you water at night/evening you are creating the perfect conditions for slugs and keeping plant roots damp all night.

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:11

Crocosmia. Pleasant but gosh it grows. Found it in the lawn, coming up gravel paths, miwed up in pots. Good thing I like the green leaves and yellow-orange 0r red flowers.

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