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Cherry blossom

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 13:28

You beat me to it Dove ????

Boston ivy

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 13:26

As far as I know Hydrangea Seemanii is self clinging as well, it might need a little help ie secure by canes, but once it gets going it's ok.

Boston ivy

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 07:08

It will be ok but you will have to be aware it might creep into the roof space, why not try one of the climbing hydrangeas they do well On a North facing wall. One sort is evergreen so you would have cover all the time unlike Boston Ivy which is deciduous .

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 09:21

I over winter mine in a g/h just above frost, I have had mine for a long time and they come through the winter ok.

Water very sparingly and take cuttings next year, as Verdun says really easy to do.

If you haven't got a g/h I wouldn't think a North facing window would of been warm enough .

pansy flowers

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 09:21

Don't cover with net the birds might get stuck in the net, put a up turned wire hanging basket over them.

Go on brag about your Autumn Foliage!!!!

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 13:11

This Accer is in my friends garden I took this photo yesterday, it looks stunning when the sun gets on it


do i need to buy a greenhouse

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 12:00

You don't need a g/h to store Dahlias just some where frost free.

If they are growing in the ground you need to cut down the growth to less than a foot then lift the tubers gracefully ,be careful not to damage the tuber . Then store upside down so any wet or sap can drain off, this will take a few days then store ,the right way up in sand, peat or compost in a dry frost free place.


I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 21:17

I'v lifted my Dahlias today before they rot in the ground, with all this rain it might be a while before we get a frost.

Stepover apple advice

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 06:29

Any Apple tree in the same pollination group should be planted with it, I don't know which sort grow well in Scotland but see what your neighbours are growing and see what varieties your local nursery is selling.

Stepover apples and pears where used to edge vegetable plots in Victorian times and where very decreative has well as being useful.

Weed identification

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:10

Ditto Dave

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