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**PLANT & PROBLEM ID PLEASE**

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 17:20

Matthew - I've managed to look at your picture - your plant looks like one of the bromeliads - probably an Aechmea chantinii or Zebra plant.  

Info on care here http://houseplants.about.com/od/bromeliad1/p/Aechmea.htm 

For future information - to post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones at the moment.

Hope that's helpful 

 

Shrub ID - Best time for harsh cut back??

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 17:11

As the temperatures are still quite mild I think I'd wait a bit - cutting back now might stimulate fresh new growth which could then be damaged by hard frosts in the winter (if we get any).  That would be a waste of the plants' energy.  

Think I'd do it in November/December.

 

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 16:01

Oooh, deep envy Topbird   Continue to have a lovely time - may see you at W Acre - family activities permitting.  

I'm sure something will get sorted out re Panda and Beth Chatto's. 

San Marzano 3 tomatoes

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 16:00

From what I've read semi-determinate means that they are bush-type, but prone to be a bit on the rampant side, so the side-shoots may need shortening or they may need a fair bit of support. 

Hope that helps. 

How to protect autumn-sowing broad beans and peas?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 15:58

I sow Aquadulce Broad Beans most autumns, but I've not grown autumn-sown peas for years; however today you've made me order some seeds  http://www.realseeds.co.uk/peas.html 

I've ordered the Hatif d'Annonay  - we've not had mouse problems in this garden so far - fingers will be crossed! 

Jay

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 15:08

Photos? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 11:11

Verdun - the galliardias were just labelled Galliardias - they're budding up for another flush of blooms, at the moment they look like this 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58815.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Chicky - I'm pretty sure I posted about the Rustic Dwarves a while back - but maybe you were away?  They've been fantastic and they're still blooming they're socks off 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58816.jpg?width=614&height=350&mode=max

 And they've completely won OH around - he thought he didn't like yellow flowers!

Many many thanks (hugs))

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:53
Verdun wrote (see)

Strange here this morning  It's grey and drab....very warm though.  And sun will be out very soon. 

May grab a couple more gaillardias later from a small nursery.  Hmmm!  Gaillardias are "itching" me at the moment.  Very colourful but smack too much of annuals and annuals aren't really my cup of tea ...well, ok in containers.  if I can find a "classy" slightly more subtle variety for the garden but they look a little gaudy .....???

Hace nice weekend folks ........

I'm enjoying galliardias at the moment - I remember them growing in my Gardening Granny's garden when I was very small.  Mexican Blankets she called them. A little gaudiness is good in the autumn - just look at the hedgerows! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:41

Morning Verdun   Star Child is still looking lovely in her pot on the table on the terrace 

what can I sow now.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:38

Swiss chard 

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