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Cleome's how to look after them in winter?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:01

Any annual will die at the end of its first year. It flowers, may set seed, and dies.

 half hardy annuals will not tolerate frost at either end of the growing season.

Fuchsias are  tenderish perennials that are overwintered in a frost free place, and you can take cuttings to increase the stock.

Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:15
SMOKIN DONKEY wrote (see)

"Just because a person is a pro gardener is'nt saying they are any good, "It just says they get paid for their time,

But to have your skills in print by the likes of the "ROYAL HORTUCULTURAL SOCIETY, is saying your on the right lines to recieve the very best advice you can get, And we've so many good "in print' books to have only the best education ref gardening,"

For someone who has his skills endorsed by RHS, it appears he had a good editor.



seed share

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:01

I've only got two that are seeding. They have a lot of red(infertile) seeds but about 20 black fertile seeds each. I usually cut the head now for dried material for winter flower arranging. They will last all winter. Very christmassy. My Molly is 20 years old, but I never get more than a few flowers, and they are so fleeting. I don't think its situation is right (too sandy). I may put one of the seedling plants somewhere else and see if it does any better, or maybe just try something else.


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:40

Preferably snow only on a day when I'm not working.

Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:38

Also bad grammar and spelling. Also tapeworms are not bacteria.

seed share

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:36

I've never tried growing the tree peonies from seed. The one I've got (delavayi)is trying to take over. It's already gone under a path. I intend digging large chunks of it out. Its as bad as bamboo.

seed share

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:21

Maybe its only when the seed is dried off then. How long did yours take to reach flowering size?


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:20

Lucky, Vance Miller is the initiator of a lot of spam advertising a dreadful cheap kitchen company, which doesn't deliver on time, and what comes is awful. I don't know why he keeps paying people to stick them up there all the time, as we're wise to him now.


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:16

I'd like no  frost until November please.

Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 13:33

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