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Abutilon

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:30

I think the one that's losing it's leaves is probably just doing that because it's autumn.

If you pot them up do you have a conservatory they can over winter in?

Preparing for the storm

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:28

I've moved pots into a sheltered corner and made sure garden furniture can't blow over and damage plants.  We're going to be away for the weekend, so the lid of the growhouse is wedged so that the plants get plenty of air but hopefully a strong wind won't blow the lid off .  I've not cut my roses back as our garden is quite sheltered, but if your roses are particularly exposed it might be an idea to reduce their height a bit to avoid windrock - what do others think?

If I had climbing or rambling roses on the house or on fences I'd make sure they are well tied in to prevent them whipping about and causing damage or even a danger to anyone passing by. 

Abutilon

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:22

When I had one I kept it in a pot and brought it indoors in the winter - they can survive outside in very favourable conditions but I don't know about where you are - is your aunt's garden warm and sheltered?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:18

Sarah Raven gives these growing instructions  http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/anemone-coronaria-sylphide.html

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 11:52

Cut it down in the spring and wait until next winter - that's when it will have lots of new brightly coloured stems 

Hedgehogs

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 11:45

I'd say 6" x 6" is fine  - our builder cut a little archway , and built some steps and ramps for the Shady Bank  - yes cats come through too, but pretty warily as I might be the other side !!!  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:46
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I'll keep an eye out for them. I wonder if this storm will be as bad as predicted. It all gets a bit over-hyped in the press.

If I thought it was going to be as bad as they're predicting we'd probably be staying home this weekend - but I have no evidence - just a feeling in my water - and I might be wrong - it has been known!  Don't want anyone sueing me 'cos I said it wasn't going to happen ... I can just hear it

"... but Dove said it would be ok" LOL 

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:42

Not Japanese Knotweed. 

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:41

Looks like a cornus (dogwood) to me.  

They usually have gorgeous coloured stems in the winter when the leaves have fallen.  What you do is cut it down in the spring - right down - coppice it.  It will then grow new shoots - the new shoots have the best colour - then in the autumn when the leaves fall you'll have glorious red stems throughout the winter 

Does that make sense? 

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Talkback: How to make a bumblebee nest

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:26

I'm concerned at the photo showing dangerous practice in the use of an electric drill - one slip and he's drilling a hole through his sock into his ankle 

 

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