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Overwintering Alstromeria

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 11:27

Down here in SW France I have them in the garden and in pots. We had some severe frosts this winter but I left all the ones in the ground in situ, the top growth died back but they are all romping away now. The ones in pots I moved under cover, I have divided them and re potted and they are also doing well.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:13

Hold on to your hat Busy, it's the same down here. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:10

Blowing a hoolie here today, but very mild with it. Not sure if the daffs will stand up to it.

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 22:20

Obelixx, do you you have a Gamm Vert GC up your way? Ours has just had a new delivery of fat blocks and peanuts and this year is the first time they have been selling shelled sunflower seeds!

On line there is Vivara but they are expensive.

Canna speeds

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 09:05

I have never had them come "true" from seed, you may be disappointed if you were hoping for the same colour as the parent plant. I have found the only way is by division if you want the same colour. 

Getting a fig tree under control

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 15:22

You want to aim for an open framework to let in light and air, a cup shape would be good. Remove all the thin straggly branches especially in the centre and any that are crossing and rubbing. Be quite harsh with it! I hope this helps.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 22:27

Tremendous gales here today, no electricity for five hours but back on now, but still blowing a gale.

Hard pruning euonymus

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 17:46

I had to cut a couple of mine back to almost ground level the year before last, as they had very bad scale insect infestation, they are growing back very strongly, they seemed to have liked the hard prune. I have never found any sap in them either.

fruits and veggie on a balcony

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 10:38

Before you rush out to buy loads of pots and compost you need to be aware of how much weight your balcony will take. When pots are full of compost and water they can be quite heavy!

Getting a fig tree under control

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 12:16

You can be quite ruthless with it, figs don't mind hard pruning. You may lose quite a lot of fruit this year but if you feed and mulch it will romp away again. have you ivy and weeds growing round it? if so these need to be removed as they are competing for nutrients.

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