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Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:06



Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:05
This is what Nanny gardener posted in March 2013 on the thread 'Overwintering Cannas' :   'So now that spring is here (well it is today) and my over wintered Cannas are showing signs of life i.e. splitting the pot, can I take them out and re pot in new compost? I have never successfully managed to revive Cannas so I am hoping that this will be the year. Any tips great fully received.'   Liz 13 posted recently - October 28th - thereby reviving the thread :

'I plan to move my Cannas that are in large pots into a sheltered spot in the garden, they will be under cover and I will protect the pots with bubble wrap and fleece, my question is, should I cut off the stems if so how short ?'

I replied to her query. Digger posted and Nanny gardener posted again - I believe referring to the difficulty she has getting her Cannas through the winter -  as follows:

'Here we go again '


'Carol Klein covered overwintering of Cannas & Dahlias on GW last Friday. Very helpful advice as always'

Verdun, Matt and myself posted again with further info.

 I don't see a problem with any of the posts.     


Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:39

At my last house we had to do the same art. Had only been in the house a few months.  My partner at the time knew the guy as he'd done work at his last house and he did it for cash so we saved a bit of money. Still three grand though and it took two days to be put in 

Electric shower here too 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:24

No - warm here too art. Just as well as I've no boiler just now. I've put an extra kilt on 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:21

Too warm for my coat tonight art...


Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:35


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:07





Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:07

DD- hope all goes well with the garden for next year 

Get some of those Hebes in 

I've grown loads  of types - no deaths so far I think. Good drainage is vital. We get high rainfall here rather than 10 degrees of frost so if you get the drainage right for them you stand a good chance as it's the combination which often does for them. The ones with bigger foliage (like the one in KEF's pic) are often less hardy than the smaller foliage types and the variegated ones are less hardy too. I have Vernicosa just now which is a good size  - looks a bit like box - and I use it as a replacement for that as it has a nice rounded shape without all the trimming 

Lesley - my daughter's gone to work with a set of those in her mouth...

Cotoneaster, ferns and Cotswold stone

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:58

Very smart Birdy 

Nice when a plan comes together isn't it? 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:56

What do vampires hate eating?

'Stake' and chips....

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