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Posted: 06/04/2013 at 08:53
I'm hoping to plant my garlic today (day 1 of my new allotment) and was planning on covering with fleece too. I'll keep it on until shooted then in that case, thanks!

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 08:47
Thanks, yes, reasonably sheltered and some new growth coming through. Now the green bin is empty again I'll tackle them this weekend!

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 07:02
Hi All, I have several lovely specimens of toffee nosed kniphofia (red hot poker only cream coloured). Some of the foliage is brown and manky looking others while the rest is quite green and healthy looking. Does anyone know - do I cut all foliage back and how far or just painstakingly cut out the dead foliage only? I've found one piece of advice on another forum saying to cut it all back to 3 inches but am worried in case that's the wrong thing to do and I end up ruining my plants! Thanks, GreenDahlia


Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:57
I read you should maybe cut them back for the first few (2-3?) years until you have perhaps 4 good, strong stems.

In the Green

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:52
Well, I don't know but what about cutting a small circle / slash and kind of squeezing it in? It won't matter if you leave a patch bare of grass it will soon fill in or you could seed it.

Climbers for east-facing wall

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:33
Ah, thought I read 10m! Mines on a 6 ft fence and I don't have any problems with it.


Climbers for east-facing wall

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:52
You could take a look at akebia quinata too (chocolate vine), goes to 10m and fine in any light conditions. Think it's scented too but I've not had mine long enough for flowers yet!

Too early for annual seeds?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:27
Right, I'll start gently this weekend then and do the sweet peas too. It's nearly 10 degrees today (east Anglia) and sunset is after 5pm now but I'm ready to react to the cold. Thanks all!

February in Your Garden

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 21:52
I'm very excited about the new season. Some parts of my garden will be nearly two years old and I'm still amazed to find new growth emerging from the perennials. The weather does seem to be warming up and I've got everything crossed it doesn't rain too much this year. Hoping to put up yet more trellis this weekend and plant a lovely climbing rose and clematis cirrhosa. Happy gardening!

Too early for annual seeds?

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 21:27
Hi Everyone, Has anyone taken the plunge yet and started growing annual flowers from seed this season. I'm itching to get on with it but most folk I know are waiting unit March. Got my eye on some dahlias (and I have a heated propagator) but will definitely hold off on the sweet peas for now.
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