Chrissy the gardener


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PLANT ID please

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 13:04

Looks like a phormium.

Salvia HotLips Cuttings

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:17

I don’t think I would be giving young cuttings a liquid feed, there should be enough feed in the compost for at least 6 weeks.


Jimmy when you potted the salvias on where you careful not to bruise the stem also if you fed them or kept them too wet they would have died.

Over Wintering Canna Lillies

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 17:52

Thanks Hosta, I hardly water mine in the winter.

Salvia HotLips Cuttings

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 16:52

I would leave them a bit longer then pinch the top out, cleanly if you can donot pull or you will disturb the new growing roots.

Over Wintering Canna Lillies

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 16:45

I have cannas in pots and I will take them in the summerhouse to over winter, not done it yet as they are  still flowering well but won’t be long.


next year maybe repot into larger pots and feed all summer and they like a lot of water but not sat in it Then they should flower.

Salvia HotLips Cuttings

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 16:38

How tall are they and when did do the cuttings?

Cordoned fruit trees for privacy

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 11:34


I’ve got cordon apples and pear in the garden and they enable me to have lots of different varieties in a small space, I’ve just been out and took thease pictures for you to see,



Ive had a good crop of fruit off them this year.


If you go for cordons or espalier make sure you have a really good post and wire structure in place, you will be surprised how heavy thease trees become.

Which plant for this corner?

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 11:17

The shrub that came to mind for me was Sacococca confusa ( sweetbox ) it’s evergreen, fragrance is wonderful and it can be pruned.

Plant ID

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 10:47

I think Borderline is right the leaves look too tough for Hebe.

Dahlia failure

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 10:44


Hurray it worked.

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