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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:58

I gave up. It needs a lot of watering. Might have worked in England last year!

Discovery apple tree

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:56

You can prune apple trees until early March. Click on this for advice from the RHS.


Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:53

Chillies, basil, peppers and tomatoes will need warmth and light to grow properly, not frostproof.

Once the hyacinths have flowered as indoor plants you can plant them in the garden, where they will flower later in spring next year, but probably not as strongly. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:58

Thanks Geoff, just the encouragement I need

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:40

Evening all, been a dull, grey, wet day - feeling a bit dull, grey and wet myself so I've read what you've written and can't think of anything to add.  Am I the only one who hasn't bought seed potatoes yet? Next week forecast is good, perhaps I'll cheer myself up with trip to GC.

Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:34

Pyracantha is spiny, but not cotoneaster.

Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:27

What about cotoneaster and pyracantha? Birds love the berries and they can be pruned to keep them the upright shape you want. Lots of cotoneasters here, but you will have to google each one separately for more idea.

All about Dahlias

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 17:04

Here are some nearly black dahlias from Parkers, there is a black rose too, and other dahlias.

Don't plant out now, they are not frostproof. Dahlias also like the sun. You can start them off in a heated greenhouse if you have one.

Winter wonders

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 15:58

Thank you Marion, that is so pretty.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 23:19

You'll have to stay up a bit longer to read it all. I'm off to bed. Night all x

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