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Colder weather on the way

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 15:43

For those of you interested, colder and maybe more importantly drier weather is on the way.

Wooden greenhouse or glass

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 11:45

You mean wood v aluminium. To be honest there's little difference other than the aesthetic's in my experience. Well maintained they'll both last for years. Maintenance on aluminium is lower and easier, budget wise aluminium works out cheaper as well. The growing conditions will be the same inside although some people think aluminium is slightly hotter. It's down to budget or personal preference.

Bare root agapanthus

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 11:14

Add some grit to the potting mix they don't like wet feet.

What is this please..and help? :)

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 11:11

Ficus benjamena or weeping fig. Temperamental in some houses.

Have look at the link it may help.

Out of control...

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 11:03

It's a money plant or Crassula Ovata/jade plant.

Have look at the link see if that helps.


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 12:20

You'd be better off buying 2-3 year old shrubs Joyce. Shrubs sold in 9cm pots are last years cuttings and will take another 2 years to really get going and four for £20 is expensive in my opinion. If you go to any decent garden centre  you'll pay that for more established shrubs. Verdun is right pay that little bit more it'll be worth the extra few quid in the long run.

Lawn trouble

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 12:12

As you're renting I'd be reluctant to do anything more than apply a weed and feed in spring. That will reduce the number of weeds overall and improve the appearance. It's been so wet this year so far that a any drainage issues couldn't be assessed properly till spring. If you don't have standing water I'd suggest the drainage is passable. Neglected lawns will have moss no matter what. After the weed and feed you could scarify the lawn and repair any patches with fresh seed. After that I'd wait and see how it develops. People spend fortunes trying to attain the perfect lawn, but if it's not your property a passable lawn is all you really need.

Pentsemon problems

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 21:08

Peanuts a lot of plants are currently putting on some new weak growth in a few gardens I'm working in. My own pemstemons have been in flower and putting up new buds as well. I'd leave well alone for now. Cold weather is on the cards for late January ànd if they're correct this should put a stop to further growth. Come spring and it may well be late this year then cut them back. I'd keep an eye on long range forecasts as weather has been very difficult so far.

Agapanthus flowering....?!

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:00

They certainly shouldn't be coming into bud now, the weather is causing havoc in some gardens I'm working in. There is colder weather on the cards so personally I'm concerned about the knock on effects in a few months. All you can do is protect what you have and hope for the best.

Begonia from plug to corms

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:53

Year old corms are small that's why the ones you buy are expensive, the older they get the bigger they get. I wouldn't waste them personally, they're easy enough to grow on later this year and will eventually save you money. Once they get to about 2-3 inches in diameter you can literally cut them into sections, each with a bud and get new corms for free. The only new ones you ever really need to buy are new varieties with new colours or features. 

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