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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:50

Thank you , as usual I couldn't see for looking !!

Chilli plants - keep or chuck and start again next year?

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 10:18

Too much hassle to over winter I think, but I do start them off in January as they need a long growing period. However, when frost threatens I do move my plants into a leanto so I can still pick fresh chillies. Once the leaves start falling I cut the stem from the base and hang it to dry and store the chillies when they are throughlly dry.


Posted: 01/10/2012 at 10:10

Reading about how to bookmark reminded me, can I "spellcheck" on forum please? Thank you.

Berry-eating birds will need more help this year

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 10:03

You are a star Dove, I have several holly trees and if the wood pigeons are generous enough to leave some of the berries, it is such a pleasure to see the redwings visit en mass! I also store windfall fruit and bring it out in late winter and see some unusual visitors feast on them! I am surrounded by "young " neighbours who think I am odd as I also collect crab apple windfall from the trees along my road! I buy lard to put on the bird table(the squirrels carry off the fat balls but leave them alone!) The idea of oats is great. Thank you.

When do you bring your tender perennials inside?

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 09:46

You might be OK with the Verbena left outside. I cover them with a thick layer of newspapers and a potfull of spent compost and they have survived the winters. They tend to come up quite late in spring. This year I covered them with a clouch and it did the trick. Like Christopher2, I take cuttings as well but haven't found any seedlings so far(must be doing something wrong)

As a matter of interest, does anyone grow wild garlic?

plant id

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 09:30

It is an Abuliton and there are several varieties of them. I grow four of them in my unheated greenhouse( SE England).Threeof them survived the bad winters(-15C) but one did not.I think they are OK under cover but some varieties are deciduous. They are easy to grow and produce dainty exortic looking flowers. This year I tried to grow one along the wall(north facing) of the house. So far it looks very healthy but has not flowered yet. It may be too late for it to do so now but I hope it survives the winter!

They are very easy to strike as cuttings too so do have a go.

plant supports

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 09:30

This is another form of supports. You can also use soft, bendy plastic pipes (plumbers) or casing for electric wires....take a wander around a DIY store. I have used them successfully for years to train ramblers and climbers etc.

Cana Lillies -- to lift or not to lift

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 10:03

Yes,divide them in spring when the shoots are about 5 cm. I also dust some rooting powder on the cut and it encourages the cutting to form roots. Enjoy growing them Dudley

Cana Lillies -- to lift or not to lift

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 10:47

I love the exortic look of canna leaves( girl needs some exortic look in her life!), and have grown them for a while. Although I live in  Surrey, I find that even if they survive the winter they tend to flower later. I now grow them in pots and find that little bit of protection in winter gives them an early start.

lantern tree

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 12:36

No, thats' hardy, dies down in winter and pops up again in the spring. The berries are edible. Restaurants serve them as decor on desserts partially dipped in chocolate.

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