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Confession Times!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:43

Confession - sometimes try to read without spectacles - thought you said you stuck a Magnum onto OH last night 

large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:42

Afraid that's nothing Bob 


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:41

Winter flowering jasmine is the yellow one - like little yellow stars   We have a feral one breaking into flower at the moment.

As you say, lovely to see at this time of the year. 

large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:23

Hi Madeleine - I've just 'watched again' and I don't think they were plastic - think they were terracotta

Lots available out there, at all sorts of prices depending on how frost-resistent they are.  I can't afford hundreds of pounds so I buy the cheaper ones knowing that if the weather gets very cold indeed I'll either have to bubble wrap them or risk them crumbling/cracking.  Putting them up on little feet will help to guard against that happening. 

Garden insect egg?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:29

I agree - I'd expose them and let the birds and hedgehogs have a picnic.  If they've not all gone within a couple of days then scoop them up and dispose of in a bin. 

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:25

I think they'll be fine, with a bit of elbow grease and a wire brushing when they're dry - and that'll only take one sunny day.  

But lay them flat - you don't want them to dry out bendy!!!!


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:22

The red (or cream) 'leaves/petals' are actually bracts - explained here


I don't think I'd repot now, but you could try giving it some liquid houseplant fertiliser - not too much and don't overwater.

In the spring I'd cut back and pot on. 

Winter Watering

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:16

I'd keep them dry-ish and only water if they start looking floppy.  

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 11:21

You can cut it right back to within 12" or so from the base - it'll then throw up new shoots in the spring and you can organise them a bit cutting out weak growth and tieing in strong ones - you will have to wait a couple of years for it to flower again after such radical treatment but in the long term you'll have a better plant.

Give it a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone in the spring. 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 11:13

Can you post a picture for us please?  Click on the tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions 

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