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Is it too late

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:22

Great I am off to the garden centre. 

Just on another subject I have tried to buy the bulb offer from here but it doens't seem to want to take my money, has anyone else had that problem. I will try again today only it is such a good offer, I spent a small fortune at our GC a couple of weeks ago and eventhough I don't really need them, I will encourage my little grandson to plant some. 

thanks again

Chris9

Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:13

Thanks Dove for the information, I will do a search regarding the palm, i have thought about bringing it inside but the pot is a bit big for my house.  It looks a bit sad after its winter outside but has some new leaves coming up in the centre but hasn't done much over the summer. I will need to know what to feed it on next year or over winter.

Thanks again.

Chris9

Is it too late

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:03

I  have two evergreen conifers which have out grown the pots, is it too late to put them in bigger pots to make a autumn display.

Thanks

regards Chris9

Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 07:24

The beginning of September I used Autumn lawn feed on my lawn because I was going on holiday and didn't want to forget to use it.  I am a bit worried that I may have used the feed too early, should I buy some more or leave things as they are, the lawn is looking good at the moment.  

 I bought 2 very large potmums from Aldi's which are full of lovely colour and so pleased I got a bargain and only wish I bought the yellow ones aswel. Will they die off in the frost, how can I look after them for next year.

I also have a Canarian palm which was really damaged by the bad weather last winter and of course I should have covered it.  It isn't dead but needs to be covered for winter do I do this now or wait until perhaps next month and what should I feed it on, I did use general flower and shrub ferterliser in the summer.  I have just taken some soil off the top and put some new compost in the pot for winter and will put some bubble wrap around the pot and fleece on the plant itself. 

Would be grateful for any advice.

regards Chris9

Clematis montana to cover a 5' high fence

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 09:16

HI

Thanks for the great info, I think I will try and lift a flag, there is a small bed on the side I could use that and train it onto the wall.

 

 

 

Clematis montana to cover a 5' high fence

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 06:04

Hope you guys don't mind me jumping in, but I have a very large bare wall at the bottom of my garden.  We had the area flagged but would like to have wooden planters, could I grow Montana in a container, I would like it at least to spread up the wall and fence a good way, the wall must be at least 8ft.  In the winter does it stay green, if not I can plant another container with a evergreen. 

Would appreciate some advice.

regards

Chris 

 

Fig tree and Canary Palm

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 05:47

Hi

I have a fig tree and Canarian Palm tree which I bought last year and left them outside over winter, I know it may not  have been a good idea .  

I recently  cut my fig tree down by a third because it was spindly and put the bits in the same pot which looks as if they have small buds coming.  The Canary Palm when bought was a larger one, it looks very sad and most of the leaves went dry and yellow.  So decided to cut off the sad leave and hoped I would see some growth.  Thankfully, there is signs of growth, anyway to cut the the chase, what do I feed these 2 plants on for the coming season.  Next winter I will maks sure I wrap my Palm up so keep it warm.  regards Chris 9

Fig tree

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 22:51

Hi 

Thanks for the quick response and great advice.

The fruit is over a pea size and it is in a pot.  But it is a bit thin and and spindly and just had a thought  as you mentioned before in another of my post Chris2 I will cut a third off early spring to thicken it up, so the fruit will be lost next spring anyway.  The weeds in the lawn are very small so will leave till next spring.  

Thanks again.

regards

Chris9

Fig tree

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 19:01

Hi

Now the weather is getting colder at night should I wrap up my fig tree. I have about 4 figs growing do I keep these, they are bigger than a pea, is that correct, or should I take off the larger ones and keep the smaller than pea figs, very confusing for a newbie.  

I see on the website not to feed my new lawn, I see a couple of weeds poking through but as wrote on another thread I will take them out next spring.  

regards Chris

last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 09:21

Hi Chris2

You can always catch up on BBC Iplayer over the internet.

regards Chris

 

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