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Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:58

Thanks booker will have a go.

Portugal - plants to survive

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:57

I'd steer clear of dahlia's they need more water and feeding than a 3 monthly visit will allow.

See what the locals are growing for the best guide.

How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:53

From what you describe I think preparing the bed will be the challenge!

You can plant fruit bushes at any time, delaying it will determine what sort of crop you get in the first and second year.

Best of luck with the preparation!

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 22:56

Tried the rhs website kru?

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 22:55

Wendy, you have one great advantage in where you live, temperature!

The temperature in inner london, just where you are in southwark, will be about 2 degrees above the temps shown on bbc weather forecasts.

The range of what you can grow will the envy of most of us.

You can grow tropicals and the whole range of what is grown normally in the UK.

Even in a confined space you can pack a lot in.

I envy the temperature, but not living in London, I know I lived down there for 20 years, but it was a great place to garden.

......the good guys

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 22:22

Must back up Red Dahlia, had my clematis the other day from montrose. Excellent, worth every penny.

hanging / trailing plants

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:15

Trailing petunia's, giant fuchsia's, there are any number of summer basket plants to choose from. T&M have an offer on at the moment on petunia and giant fuchsia.

Check out the suppliers, they are all taking orders for summer plants. i could have real fun with that planter!

Begonias part 2!

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:11

Tracy, to be honest begonia's are best from the corm(tuber/bulb). You can grow them from seed, but it is a lot easier to grow from the corm. You get results straight away and they will, if you look after them, come back each year for years to come.

It is a little more expensive to but the corms, but worth it in my opinion.

They look like shrivelled lumps when you get them from suppliers, but they soon plump up when watered in.

After the first frosts have blackened the foliage, you lift them, let them dry for a while and store them in paper bags in a frost free environment, just like dahlia's.

In spring pot them up and water in well, they will soon spring into life, and if you want more cuttings they are easy to take straight from the corm, to increase your stock.

In GW at the moment there is an excellent choice of some new varieties which will flower all summer through, many scented.

The world of begonia's is your oyster.

Best of luck.

Strawberry Tree

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 14:44

I think I'd dig it up susan, it is probably a sterile sport, grown on by mistake. Norfolk isnt a bad climate for it, so I'd replace it.


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 14:41

I used to live on an estate where the gamekeeper swore by the human urine trick, he used both male and female urine to protect the pheasant pens. Failing that he used his .223, but somehow the coppers might not be sympathetic to the latter option, and getting the wife to pee in a bucket might prove a challenge!

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