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Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:07

A good sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and a mulch of well rotted farmyard manure (not touching the stems).  Cut out the dead wood and reduce the rest of the stems by two thirds - that'll make it shoot from the base. 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:00
lisa massey wrote (see)

I bought a new hellebore today by accident. .........

She's one of us 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:22
fidgetbones wrote (see)

......Then OH rang me from Norwich to make sure I was up, then the alarm clock went off.....

 I wondered who that was talking so loudly out there on his mobile 

Simple question alert!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:20

That's one plant with three canes (stems) - plant as one plant 

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:09

You can grow ginger indoors - it's good for digestion and circulation apparently.

Members of the onion family are also good for circulation so chives might be an idea.  Not sure how many you'd need to eat to make a difference 

Mini Christmas tree

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:04

I'd use John Innes No 3 Loam based compost - not only will it give the tree the correct nutrients, it will also be weightier than a fibre-based compost so will give it stability.  

Is it outside?  It will be happy and healthy outside - not too much sun - and then you can just bring it in for the duration of Christmas festivities


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:58

Oh look!  We've got a beautiful sunset, layer on layer of pinky apricot candyfloss all over the western sky - Shepherd's Delight 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:56

Fidget, make a container from thick gauge small holed wire netting and put the crocus corms in, wire the container shut  then plant the 'wire ball of crocuses' with the 'seam' underneath'.  

It defeated the squirrels when I did that in the garden where I used to work.

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:50

I agree - Parsley 

Sedum maintainance help required

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:56

Panda, have a look at sempervivums - lots of different ones, some that grow cobwebs, they flower too - perfect for a sink garden 

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