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Posted: 08/10/2012 at 20:50

Many thanks for all the replies and especially to Figrat for the recipes.  I will certainly try to make jam next year.  With the fruits being so hard I supposed they couldn't be used for anything (do they soften eventually?).  Will hope for plenty of flowers next year so that I can try out the receipes.  Again many thanks.


Posted: 07/10/2012 at 12:36

I have two quince in my garden, one red and one white and I have noticed that each has a spray of flowers on them (lovely to see but surely not the time of the year).  Also I have always thrown the fruit (is this what they are called) away, is there anything that can be done with them other than throwing them away.  Must say it is nice to see the flowers as others are dying back.

mmmmm rhubarb

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 14:19

I have a rhubarb in a pot which I planted this year in the spring and which has had several sticks on it.  I understand you shouldn't pick the rhubarb in the first year, so now I am hoping that I can get it through the winter without losing it.  I plan to wrap the pot in bubble wrap and top up the soil and then keep my fingers crossed.  I also bought a raspberry this year (Autumn Bliss) which can be grown in a pot and again I am hoping it will survive the winter.  There are flowers on it at the moment, but I think the weather is against it this year.  Hopefully we will have a better year next year.  It is worth trying as you never know.

Plug Plants

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 19:01

Didn't manage to remove the fabric altogether as not sure whether too, but did cut through it and manage to open it up a bit, but as you say Sotongeoff doing it without damaging the roots must be difficult.

Plug Plants

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 15:52

Thanks Kate, I'm glad someone else has been wondering which is best.

Plug Plants

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 15:22

Hi, Yesterday I received an order of pinks which I had sent for.  When they came the actual plugs were in good condition but the roots looked as though they had been grown in little pots of some sort of fabric.  I have noticed this before with a few plants I have sent for and have not always had success with them.  Do you leave the fabric around the roots or is it better to remove it?  I would love to know what others do.

Plastic Greenhouses

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 17:05

Thank you both for your replies.  I like to try and grow cuttings for baskets, pots etc. and this is the only way. Hollie-Hock, I also have a home-made cold frame but am not sure just when to transfer seeds from the windowsill to the cold frame.  Would love advice please as I would like to try tomatoes from seed.  (Cold frame mainly used for perrinial (sorry not right spelling) cuttings in case I lose any in the garden over winter.)

fuchsia identification

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 15:02

Sorry I don't know, many of them seem to look the same, but it is very pretty.

Plastic Greenhouses

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 14:58

Does anyone else winter cuttings in a plastic greenhouse?  My garden is small and just big enough for a plastic greenhouse.  This time of year I line it out with horticultural fleece and keep my fingers crossed for the cuttings.  I have done this for about five years and although I do lose some I usually manage to keep a fair amount of geranium cuttings and some fuchias (except for the really bad winter last but one, and then I lost them all), but I was wondering if anyone else did the same and if so maybe had some tips to pass on.

schizostylis bulbs

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 13:21

 Hi, I bought mine from a plant fair at Burton Agnes but have seen them in garden centres usually in pots already flowering.  Would imagine the internet could help with names of nurseries.  Mine haven't done very well this year, no sign of flowers.

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