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Potatoes for Christmas

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 07:50

I've just planted some Duke of York and Charlotte potatoes in a raised bed which should be ready in December. Never done this before but thought I'd give it a go. Has anyone else done this before and do you have any suggestions about looking after them? Thanks. 

Weigelia failed to flower

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 08:47

I have a purple leafed weigelia which has flowered well for 10 years. Each year I've cut it back after flowering, and it's always been successful. This year-no flowers at all which is a puzzle. Any ideas as to why would be appreciated. 

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:01

I always chop my many sedums, and they look much better for it. What about Veronicas? Does anyone chop them back?

Liquidambar tree

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 08:27

Thanks for the confirmation that's its just the result of our lovely weather. I'll be more patient in future. 

Liquidambar tree

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:30

The leaf buds on my Palo Alto Liquidamber seem reluctant to open. Does anyone know if this is normal for mid May. 

What does Monty think?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 09:05

Having just seen MD on Gardeners World extolling the virtues of using barley grass in ponds it is interesting to read the article in the May edition of The Garden magazine. I wonder what he thinks about the fact that the EU is considering adding barley to the list of biocides which would make it illegal to use It. I guess you're guilty until proven innocent where the EU is concerned. All will be revealed in September apparently. 

Chelsea chop

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:09

Every year I give my many 'sedums' the Chelsea Chop in early May, but as its been so cold here in the West Midlands for so long I'm wondering when I should do it this year. Most of the plants are still very small. Any else have this query?

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:18
I'm new to this posting business, but as I am a lover of Hellebores I just wanted to say thank you Verdun for the feeding advice. I have about 20 or so plus lots of seedlings, and I want them to look even better next year.

Talkback: How to prune and propagate dogwoods

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:11
I recently planted 3 'Midwinter Fire' shrubs, and I have been told that pruning them is not the same as pruning other Cornus shrubs, but getting advice on how to prune them has been difficult. So I am really pleased I watched Joe's video.
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Discussions started by Clancy22

Potatoes for Christmas

Advice please 
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Weigelia failed to flower

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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 17:30

Liquidambar tree

reluctant leaves 
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Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 08:27

What does Monty think?

Banning barley straw in ponds 
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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:37

Chelsea chop

When to give sedums their 'chop' this year 
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Last Post: 26/04/2013 at 15:48
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