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Pruning probs

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 06:12

RHS suggest prune clianthus by a third, after flowering. Also grow in greenhouse as  only half hardy.

I agree with verdun, Cystus don't like pruning. Take cuttings and replace when they outgrow the space.

Talkback: How to look after roses in autumn

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 06:02

I think with new  rose plants, if they have finished flowering,then taking off some of the top growth in autumn will reduce wind rock in winter storms. However if you hard prune down now, you run the risk of fresh new growth being damaged by frosts.I would do the hard prune down in March, and give a feed at the same time. I treat buddlejas the same.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 05:52

bakewell pudding is better then Bakewell tart.  Imo.

 

seed share

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 05:31

Sorry, I'll say that again. Welcome susysundial

seed share

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 23:07

Hello substantial and welcome.

What have you got to swap?

What is this little plant?

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:54

Misspent youth. I used to try to identify as many plants as possible and learn the latin names. It led to me buying a lot of books. I have more gardening and plant books than the local library.

 And from diving, I have a lot of fish and marine life identification books as well.

and an advanced certificate in Marine Biology , and A level Biology.

 well, you have to do something on dark winter nights don't you.?

 

end of season

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:48

Stick them on the compost heap. You can leave bean roots to rot in the ground.

 If you get a very mild winter beans are perennial and might regrow, but usually the frost gets them.

Are T&M having a laugh!

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:08

And I might be missing something here, but you would have to wait until all the toms have ripened before you dig up the potatoes?

 So not first earlies then. Maincrop susceptible to blight?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:03

Tomorrow I will dig on the front. Today I went up the garden and missed the man from Yodel, who took the bird food back to the depot in Loughborough. Usually they leave it by the dustbin.

Are T&M having a laugh!

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 18:54

Might be OK if you only have a balcony and are desperate for space. 

Otherwise its just a gimmick with no relevance to real gardeners.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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