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which is best?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:05

pots full of mutipurpose, water with tomorite or equivalent - works OK if the weather co-operates!

What species of tree is this?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:31

it is also a frequent cause of banged heads and toes as its position is impossible to see ..............

Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:29

Our choyosa sundance has not been moved, but I have taken cuttings which rooted well.  I suspect that the time of the move was a bit hard for it, as assuming you live in the UK, it was followed by some pretty horrid weater, and however well you did it regarding rootball etc., it has suffered.  I would prune it hard, it cannot make new roots, shoots and support the leaves it has already, mulch it with whatever you usually use for mulch and leave well alone.  As it has some new shoots it is trying, but can't do it all,  they are very forgiving and will recover if it can.  

Used Compost?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:24

For potted annuals, use it half / half with new compost, we have done that for years, with the addition of some pelleted fertiliser.  Otherwise as the others say, put it on beds, add to your own compost etc. 

Mina lobata

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 17:17

Grew these in a pot over a small wigwam type thing last year - one of the few climbers to do wellish, considering the weather etc.  I find them quite fascinating, and will certainly grow them again.  They aren't stunning as e.g.  the huge clematis are, but the colours are interesting and flower shapes unique - go for it. 

frosted lilies

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 17:13

Back in March, when we had a few nice days, quite a few of my potted lilies decided to grow.  They got to between 4 - 7 inches in height, nice bushy leaves on top.   Then came the snow and very, very hard frosts with wind chill.  Most of the tops are now wilted, mushy and not at all well.  does anyone think they will produce a second shoot?  If so, shall I take off the dead shoot?  Or have we had it for this year, or indeed for ever?  Any ideas very welcome please. 

CLEMATIS FRECKLES PRUNING

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:33

But on't forget it will flower now, so maybe wait until it has done it's thing?  Mine gets huge and now and again I have a huge chop at it, it doesn't seem to care much - it tok 7 years after planting to flower at all, but has not stopped for long since then!

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 18:50

on current forecasts, digging the car out of the snow I expect!

Thank you very much !

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 11:16

Wonderful:  indeed there are some very nice and friendly people here - lets all have a good gardening year - after all, this year will be perfect will it not? The as yet untouched year always is .............

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 11:14

Nice bright looking morning out there, but frozen solid - so not much likelihood of doing anything gardenwise.  Lots of plans though, and hopefully at the weekend, some seed trays too. 

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