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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 10:22


Can I make new plants?

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 10:19

Cut some shoots and put them in a jamjar of water on the kitchen windowsill ... they'll grow roots and you can pot them up and get them growing indoors over the winter ... by the time the frosts are over you'll have some lovely plants.  I did that last year 

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 09:03

We used to have a thread of  stuff to make us smile ... somehow it drifted away, so here's another one 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 09:04:34

Staking dwarf fruit trees

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:56

As long as you get trees on a fairly dwarfing rootstock and look after them well they should be fine ... not the most dwarfing as they need a bit of oomph as you're going to be pruning them hard.

Check the varieties you're choosing ... for espalier apples and pears you need spur-bearing varieties, not tip bearing.

Stone fruits like cherries, apricots etc need to be fan trained not espaliered. 

Or for the apples and pears you could consider growing them as cordons. 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:57:28

Taking care of container grasses

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:50

Are the brown wispy bits on the end the seedheads ... they look amazing when the low winter sun shines through them, and even better if we get some frosts and they're covered with glistening ice crystals ... I'd leave them be until the spring 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:51:17

plant revival

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:48

Even if you had been, it's very hard to kill mint 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:47
Busy-Lizzie says:

Morning all.
Don't tempt me, Dove, still on a diet. But we are going to Norfolk on the 21st so I expect the dit will be thrown out of the window!

See original post

 They don't call us Norfolk Dumplings for nothing BL 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:46

It's ok Pauline ... I'll eat your bacon ... you eat my cakes and desserts ... it's a deal 

plant revival

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:42

They stop growing and die back for the winter. Just leave them be for now.

In the spring cut them back and repot , discarding the older centre of the plant and using the newer root runners that you'll find in the pot ... they'll grow nice and strong again next summer.  

If you want to try to get some going indoors for the winter you could divide a clump and pot a piece of root up and put it on a bright windowsill indoors and you may get some new growth ... although I'd have brought a pot indoors while it was still growing as it's easier to keep it going that way.  However it's worth trying. 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:44:04

Small aeoniums

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:39

Have you had a look on here 

or is it possible that the ones you saw were simply Aeonium arboreum but growing in less than ideal conditions so the rosettes hadn't become as large?

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