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Chilean Potato Vine

Posted: Yesterday at 16:17

Thanks very much Hortum.  I may just do both colours for the hell of it. 

Over wintering a new hydrangea & geranium in pots

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 13:28

I can only speak about the geraniums (mine are really pelargoniums).  I have left them as long as 4 or 5 weeks.  I am not an expert but I think it is the cold rather than the moistness of the growing medium that gets them.  And if I am right I think that is because they effectively become dormant as the temperature goes down and hence do not require as much nutrition.  I used to keep mine in the spare room but with the warmer winter temperatures the cold greenhouse works well and I can have many more in there.   Good luck.

Chilean Potato Vine

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:15

I would like to plant a solanum on a north facing wall and I know that is not recommended but has anyone done it and if so what were the results?  Thanks

Sowing Sweet Peas Now

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:28

For the first time I have sown sweet peas in pots (about a month ago) and they are doing well but I think I have to keep them away from frosts or is there a higher temperasture where they will be damage?  Of course now I have done the deed I ask myself what is the benefit when I assume an early sowing indoors in February would achieve the same results.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.

Rose Identification please

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 09:19

Thanks for the replies.  Your suggestions re visiting a website and inputting criteria is a better one than the restriction of viewing other peoples.  Already enthused about next year.  Cheers

Rose Identification please

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:12

Can anyone tell me what this rose bush is?  Thanks.

As a by the by does anyone know of a rose which is named something like "?????? Carpet"

Thanks for any help.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:06

Lovely stuff.  Thanks to both


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 14:12

Hi All

I planted alliums for the first time this year (as ever a bit late) and they have finished flowering, the leaves have died back and the stalks are going brown.  I want to move them for next year.  Is it ok to store them in a dry light location or do they have to be put into dry peat or sand or whatever?  Should I plant them in their new location in the autumn or next spring?


Can you suggest a plant?

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 09:03

Thank you very much for all your time and suggestions.  I already have Hydrangea (trying hard to get one to go blue), fuchsia (Lady Boothby and others) and a range of Dahlias (mine seem not to flower until July but hold till october at least).  Really like the Marguerite, Rudbeckia and rose suggestions.  As a by the by I have tried germinating verbena bonariensis for the last three years.  Finally got one to grow this year but still waiting for a bloom.  And, yes, I know for eveybody else it sets seed like a weed - there may be the root of my problem......

Thanks again, looking forward to a colourful next summer.

Can you suggest a plant?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 18:32

Hi All

Does anyone have a suggestion for a plant with the following characteristics?

Bright, mid-size to large size blooms which flower in the summer for at least three months.  Height to 1.5/2 metres, spread to max 1 metre.  I live by the sea in Weymouth so frost is not a big concern.  My soil is clay and reasonably neutral. 

Any suggestions very much appreciated.


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