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Alstroemerias

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 16:44

Thank you. I will grow them on in the greenhouse and plant out in June as suggested and overwinter in the greenhouse. They are a bit too expensive to risk losing.

Alstroemerias

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 13:53

I have just ordered some interesting looking alstroemerias with variegated foliage called 'Spitfire'. Could anyone give me tips on growing them - best soil, position etc. Can you put them outside straight away when they arrive in March  (as 5cm plugs) or do you have to keep them in the greenhouse?  Also in the winter  when flowering is over, can you keep them outside?

 

Euphorbia pruning

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 20:48

I didn' t prune right to the base - I just took off the flower bits. Also the plants are growing in a lot of shade. I will bring them a little more into the sun and cut the flowered stems right to the base. Thank you.

French beans

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:33

I would like to grow French beans this year for the first time but I am at the top of a very windy hill. Could someone recommend a variety for a windy site? Also any tips on growing them would be useful. Preparation and care etc.

Compost bin

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:16

This year we moved our 3 compost bins from a cool, shady site to one where the sun shines on them and the difference in the rate of decomposition is amazing. We never turn our compost but the worms come up from the soil and do a great job. Also as someone already mentioned - human 'wee' really helps. 

Euphorbia pruning

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:58

My Rainbow euphorbia  in pots are getting very leggy and bare at the base of the stems. What should I do to encourage more bushy growth and when should I do it? I did cut off the flower stems after flowering but this has not dealt with the other stems.

Euphorbia pruning

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:58

My Rainbow euphorbia  in pots are getting very leggy and bare at the base of the stems. What should I do to encourage more bushy growth and when should I do it? I did cut off the flower stems after flowering but this has not dealt with the other stems.

Disease and composting

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 21:13

Thank you for your advice.  I will plant the beans further apart next year.

Disease and composting

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 21:35

My broad beans first  got brown spotted leaves and then the stalks and lower pods went black .

1. What disease have they got? and

2. Should I compost the stalks or will it leave disease in my compost?

Thank you for any advice.

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Discussions started by janebal

Alstroemerias

How to grow - any tips? 
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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 19:02

French beans

Which French bean to grow on WINDY site? 
Replies: 1    Views: 269
Last Post: 02/01/2014 at 11:03

Euphorbia pruning

Leggy euphorbia 
Replies: 2    Views: 37411
Last Post: 02/01/2014 at 20:48

Euphorbia pruning

Leggy euphorbia 
Replies: 0    Views: 44091
Last Post: 01/01/2014 at 16:58

Disease and composting

Black broad bean stalks and pods 
Replies: 3    Views: 617
Last Post: 19/08/2012 at 21:13
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