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Pelargonium Lord Bute

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 20:37

Many thanks Dove. Moving it from the greenhouse tomorrow into the conservatory. Can't trust the GH not to drop below 0 if the winter's bad.

Pelargonium Lord Bute

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:04

I have this plant, it's been flowering magnificantly all summer but I'm not sure what to do with it now. Where shall I keep it over the winter and how should I deal with it in the spring ? Will it come back or should I take cuttings ?

Many thanks in anticipation.

Logistics problem

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:51

Forgive me folks but I couln't work out where to post this query. I don't seem to be getting e mail alerts when my posts are answered despite my adress showing in my preferences. Any ideas anybody/mods ?

Many thanks.

Figs

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:45

Interesting Verdun, thank you. You say to prune, presumably any time now, but won't I just be cutting off next year's fruits ?

Figs

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 23:05

Thanks for the tips everybody. I was rather hoping there might have been some culinary use for these babies but I will now compost them tomorrow and look forward to next summer.

 

Figs

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:48

Thanks both. Nutcutlet, do you mean that if I leave them alone they might ripen next summer ? We inherited the tree 4 years ago when we moved into our house, East London, and this is the first year it's had any fruit. I was so excited when they appeared but as the year's gone on they don't seem to have grown any.

Figs

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:09

Not sure whether this should be on the cookery board but my fig tree is covered in fruits about the size of grapes. I know they're not going to ripen now but does anybody know what they could be used for ? Seems such a same to let them go to waste.

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 23:46

Woodgreen wonderoy makes a good point. If they had known 100 years ago what was to come, I wonder if it would have made any difference. The fact that boys and girls are still dying fighting tyranny around the world suggests not. I grow my poppies every year in memory of an uncle who went to the front in 1914 and never came back and my Dad who went to sea in 1939 and did make it home.

I'll be proud to keep the silence on the 11th. 

Strawberry bed

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:30

I want to re-start my strawberry bed. It has been going for 5 years and has become rather overgrown with weeds and random runners. My question is am I better off buying pot grown plants to put in this weekend or shall I get bare rooted runners as seen advertised on the web ?

Many thanks in anticipation.

Topping and tailing

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 22:32

If this sounds daft, please bear with me. I remember as a child spending what seemed like hours topping and tailing gooseberries. Now, having just picked around five pounds, there seems to be more to life than doing this. My question is, if I cook them down with the fluffy bits still on am I going to poison my family or best case give them a case of the jippy tummy ?

Discussions started by Ivyhouse

Moving rhubarb

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Another tomato question

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e mail notification test

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Pelargonium Lord Bute

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