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Fruit from pips

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:43

When my children were small and we had a conservatory we used to grow citrus pips - orange and tangerine, grapefruit and lemon - we grew them on and they became like small houseplants - probably about a foot tall - they didn't fruit but they flowered a lot - there was always one of them blooming, and the conservatory smelt fantastic. Great fun and worth doing for the perfume alone 


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:38

Isn't it beautiful 

If I were you I'd prepare a good spot in the garden as per the advice on this link and plant it out into the garden.  It will be much happier.  

When the individual blooms die I'd cut it off, cutting it back to a strong set of leaves - then it will grow more flowering shoots but that way you'll keep it fairly compact and it won't grow too tall.  

Some roses do produce such heavy blooms that they are prone to droop a bit, particularly if weighed down after the rain.  It's a good idea to go out after the rain and shake the blooms gently to get most of the raindrops off.  

Hope that helps 


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:53

Coffee's on ..........



Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:10

Of course it might have been children who didn't know/hadn't been taught any different - maybe leaving the flowers there was part of them being taught that they mustn't pick other people's flowers.

Folks - re the Quote facility (or sudden lack of same)  Daniel has reported it to the techies 

Half dying evergreen

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:01

Hi Kevin - whereabouts are you?  DEFRA only has to be informed if the outbreak is in Gt Britain but not on the mainland, eg Isle of Man, Northern Ireland etc. 

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:57

"I enjoy "adapting" things for example my pond is an old poster for hustle!"


How??????????  This we must see ..................... 



Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:48

Clarington - I think we must share the same mother 



Gardeners World PDF's

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:45

Daniel, thanks for coming in here to explain that - I'm sure that will be helpful 

Plant identification

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:31

Hi Karen 

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 to upload a photo from a pc.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet 

If it doesn't work let us know 

Why does my festalis ismene (Peruvian daffodil, spider Lilly) die after 2 days

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:14

Or possibly - are they the sort of flower that fades after pollination?  This might explain why they work better as cut flowers where they are less likely to be pollinated ....... just a thought 

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