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Chrissy the gardener

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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

Talkback: Dealing with vine weevil

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 10:14

You can always use a product called Provada especially for treating against vine weevil unless you are apposed to using chemicals.

you just mix it with water and water the soil in the pots, it then seeps into the soil the vine weevil grub ingests it and dies.

Unknown plant on GW?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 15:34

I wonder if it is Solidago (golden rod )?

Canna Lily

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 11:51

Some believe you should let it have one frost and then cut it back then store it, others think this is unnecessary. I let mine have one frost unless it's getting too late in the year in which case I cut it back and store.

when it starts back into growth if you can put it in a nice warm and airy place they tend to flower earlier.

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