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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.

Cutting garden

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 10:40

Thanks Busy, I think I might try again in a different spot. Keeping up with the watering is the problem and the hot sun.

Cutting garden

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 10:01

Busy, lovely flowers. You say you grow your sweet peas on a trellis, is it in full sun or partial shade? I have tried growing them down here but they just turned brown in the heat. I was wondering if a more shaded spot with plenty of water would be worth a go?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 10:37

-6c here again last night, I do wish it would get above freezing during the day so that the bird bath would stop icing up.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 09:47

Last year I had loads of plastic flowerpots that needed doing something with, so I cut them into strips with a point at one end and wrote on them with white marker pen which is fine if you only want to use them once. They have been outside in all weathers and still going strong.

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