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Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:24

Thanks for all the tips guys. I saw packs of six cyclamens in my local diy centre last week. I didn't  buy though as they are in full bloom. Surely they will have gone over by winter? I'll buy some in late October I think. 

I bought some lovely sized terracotta pots in my local supermarket, £5 each. I thought that was very reasonable. I'm gonna plant up two with cyclamens , two with crocus and I think the heather is a great idea. I saw a lovely white flowering one last winter in the local gc so I think I'll pick some up later in the season. Thanks for the tip. 

Euphorbias are lovely. I might have a  think about them. Never really thought them a winter plant though.  Just last week I bought two sedums and two sea Holly's. The sea Holly's hopefully will hold their lovely blue colour.  

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:02

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 23:15

That's brilliant, there's more than enough to get me planning there. Thanks so much

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:36

Has anyone any ideas what I could plant in pots for some winter interest. 

Im thinking some cyclamen, crocus for early spring, followed by tulips later. Are there any nice colours that I could get by planting out anything else, although I know options are limited in winter. 

Storing potted herbs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:32

Brilliant, I might bring them inside the garage if it gets very cold, but that's great to know. If I take some rosemary cuttings now do I need a greenhouse? will the cuttings be ok in compost inside a window? 

Storing potted herbs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:56

I have some mints, marjoram , chives, rosemary etc in glazed pots. When the weather starts to turn do I bring them into the garage and store them by a sun facing window? Will it keep them ok till next spring?


What's eating my blackcurrant leaves?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:52


pruning honeysuckle vine

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:50


I have these two honeysuckles, and I'm fairly sure I need to cut them right back. They've got very woody. When do I cut them back and do I cut near the base of each vine like my lgc advised. 

Will they take long to regrow? 



My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 15:01

But I'm keeping the patio paving. I have some lovely herbs growing in pots there and it's keeping me sane, a nice balance to the damp fence area. Guess I'll just have to be more selective about what I plant there. 

Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:59

Stupid questions.... I've plenty of those too.

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