Eynsham Red

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Winter Watering

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:12

I have a lobelia, three salvias and a phormium which I've just put into the greenhouse for over wintering.  This is the first time I've had any half hardy plants and am not sure what I should do about watering during their stay in the greenhouse.

I also have some pelargoniums which have been cut back to the bone.  Do I leave them dry or do I water them a little?

I'd be very grateful for advice please.

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:51

Hi Chicky.  The technology I haven't got is a digital camera.  Lost it last holiday and haven't replaced it yet!

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:50

Thanks FG.  It's a farly young plant and doesn't have an obvious trunk.  Would it be obvious on a young plant?  I guess I'll just have to put it in the GH over winter just to be sure.

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:38

I'm afraid that I haven't got the technology  

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:33

I bought a plant a few months back and have lost its label.  It's either a Phormium or a Cordyline.  How can I tell which it is?

Advice for pruning grapevine

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:08

Thanks fidgetbones.  This sounds nice and straight forward.

I assume that I cut off any unwanted side shoots right at the stem?

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:51

Can any one advise me how long it will take for October sown sweet peas to germinate please?  They are kept in an unheated greenhouse.

Many thanks.

Advice for pruning grapevine

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:31

I have a Black Hamburg vine which is about seven or eight years old.  It's never realy produced anything except a few pea sized grapes.  I've never really had much idea what to do with it and last autumn I followed some advice on how to renevate a vine and this has worked wonders.  I have just cut about fifteen or sixteen bunches (of varying size) of good sized grapes.  I want to maintain this vine and am wondering what I need to do now that it has finished fruiting.

The main stem is about eight feet long with one main side shoot of about four feet in length at about five feet up the main stem.

It is being grown up against a trelice to a pregola.

I'd be very grateful for suggestions thank you.

What should I do with these apple trees and when?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:28

Regarding bienniel bearing mentioned by waterbutts in the first reply, we used to have a row of three apple trees in cordons.  Two were biennial bearing (and in synch with each other) and the third would bear fruit for two years and then miss one.  Over a five year cycle we'd have a combination of masses of fruit in year one, less for years two three and four, and then masses again in year five.

Improving soil

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 22:06

Thanks for that idea Chicky.  I'll see if they can do anything.

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