Ginny 3

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Do you give a fig?

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 16:25

Only want it for the foliage, mainly to hide next doors huge trampoline.  With everyone's help I'll hopefully have a bushier fig next year

Do you give a fig?

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 13:42

I'll try half as you suggest.  Fortunately, Plymouth doesn't suffer from severe weather and the fig has never been frostbitten yet.  Hope I'm not tempting fate with that statement!

many thanks

Do you give a fig?

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 11:19

No I don't know what I'm doing.  It was about two feet tall when I bought it, so it's a bit older than five. I've tried to load a pic but I just get a blank page turn up.

It currently has no leaves but the ends of some of the branches have green tips.




Rhododendron Leaves

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:48

My very old Britannia rhody's leaves seriously drooped about three weeks ago but have still not fallen off - any ideas?

Do you give a fig?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:45

It's survived in a sheltered spot for five years odd, so I think it's safe.  I will prune in Dec as you advise, think I'll bite the bullet and cut it right back.  Any further advice appreciated, I also have a standard Hibiscus, which I bring into the conservatory.  Last year's serious pruning worked a treat, loads of flowers this summer


Do you give a fig?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:59

I'm in Plymouth, which is quite mild.  What would you say is the best month to prune?

Do you give a fig?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:35

Many thanks Dove, I did prune it a bit last year but I think it really needs a good seeing to.


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:32

Hogs must weigh 600g or they won't survive hibernation. If late juveniles are found to be underweight contact your local carer on the Hedgehog Preservation site.  Vital you keep it warm, a hot water bottle under a cardboard box filled with strips of newspapers.  Feed dog or catfood, pref not gravy or fish flavour. They are lactose intolerant so def no milk.  To stop cats eating food you place for those in your garden, put a slab on four bricks over it. 

Do you give a fig?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:21

I've got a leggy fig, about 5 foot tall in a very large terracotta pot.  I only want it for the foliage so fruit isn't an issue.  How and when can I prune it?

Worm compost

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:12

I was advised with the kit to dilute the juice one to ten of water.  I find it easiest to put a small paint brush bucket under the tap and decant the juice into plastic milk bottles.  However, after two mice drowned in the bucket I but a branch in so they could climb out.  I did get my brother to make a box for it for the winter, it has a front door for easy care.  If it's really cold I cover the wormery with my old emersion jacket.  Not a vast amount of compost but lots of juice, I guess it's more of a 'feel good' pastime for me rather than efficient recycling.  Definitely helps to chop your peelings small and no onions.

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