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whats best?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 17:37

In my garden one does as well as the other but the benifit of planting in pots is that I can move them around when they're in bloom so I can easily smell them. I always have a pot in bloom by the front door for weeks on end.

Pinching out sweet peas - once or multiple times?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:25

I usually only do them once as well. With that, I would get perhaps 2 more strong shoots appearing from below. That'll give each seedling 3 good stems to bear flowers. I've been growing them for donkeys years.

Clumps of crocus with no flowers

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:30

They look like Crocus to me. Feed this year and as you say, if they don't flower next year divide them up.

Hosta's

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 17:41

I never see any sign of mine until at least April, plenty of time yet. I give mine a feed with Tomato food a few times during the growing season and they do produce flowers but I've cut them off before now because I think they can take away from the beauty of the plant itself.

Talkback: How to sow seeds indoors

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:05

I've done the foil thing myself and I think it works. Interesting that the video is 11 years old, just shows you that good advice lasts.

leaf mould

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:59

You're lucky to have a clean source, leaf mould is wonderful although as Buttercupdays says,  a lot of leaves make such a little bit of useable organic material at the end. I have some at my allotment and will be using it on my potted Hydrangeas and the Acer.

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:46

Tanglefoot Twitch, the pollinators will indeed love your Vipers Bugloss I've grown it for them and they were on it all the time.

Easy to grow/maintain purple and pink flowers

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 20:44

There are smallish growing Buddlia now, I've had one for about 5 or 6 years Buddlia Buzz a well known dwarf variety and grew it successfully in a large container. They're easy to grow, look beautiful and don't need a lot of work. Just take the flowers off as they go over and cut right back to about 30cm in late winter to control the height and spread.

plants for hanging baskets & containers

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 08:24

You could'nt go wrong with some Cosmos seeds. There are varieties that only grow to 60cm or so and others over 100cm, you could have them at your allotment as well as the bees just love the single varieties. The foliage is beautiful and they're great for cutting too, they're easy to grow from seed and you can start them off end of feb/into march. You and your OH won't be disappointed.

Clematis when to prune?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 07:13

I've lifted and replanted Clematis after they've been in the ground for almost a year without harming them at all. I'm inclined to say lift them now and plant them deeper you'll not be sorry.

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