LIZ WILSON2


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First Spring Flowers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:36

Crocus, tete a tete, primulas peeping through. Hellebore in full flower- white. My tulip bulbs are shooting through rapidly.Wallflowers in bud I bought a blue minature iris in Homebase about 6 weeks ago for only £1 and it is already flowering adding a splash of colour. Just thinking of planting some sweet peas now I have rescued my greenhouse! I still have my olive tree covered with fleece but it is looking good in a sheltered spot. Roll on spring and summer.

rhubarb

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 21:23

Many thanks to you all for your good advice. I have planted it and added my leaf mould from last year. Fingers crossed! 

rhubarb

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 21:55

I have just been given a rhubarb crown. Can I plant it in the ground now? I have some leaf mould from last years leaves. Shall I mulch it?

olive trees

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 22:36

I have left my olive tree outside in a sheltered spot. I did cover it with fleece when it turned cold but as it is so mild at present Ihave taken the fleece protection off. I decided not to bring mine into the house as I feel it will be too dry and maybe get too warm. As long as the root ball is damp it will be fine. I agree with Matty's advice. my tree lost loads of leaves in spring but grew back beautifully which is what they do so don't despair.

olive trees

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 21:09

Thanks Jeannie, I have looked at Hello Forkers. 

olive trees

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:36

Hi Lily, I have put the fleece over my tree tonight as the temperature has dropped. What with that and the bubble wrap should be ok I hope. I will keep an eye on it. Good this forum isn't it. Matty2 is very helpful. Hope you got your garage sorted! 

olive trees

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 10:34

Hi star gaze lily,I think I will stick to my plan to protect it outdoors. Will keep an eye on it and then act accordingly. Trouble is air gets dry inside and with 3 grandchildren coming to see me I don't want to risk it being damaged. I gave my tree a top dressing of Vitax Q4+ in the summer and would highly recommend it. Got it from Dobbies nursery. Have a look on thr RHS website. They are good for advice.

olive trees

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 19:29

I have just wrapped my 4 foot tree ( bought for me last Mothers Day) pot in bubble wrap. I have moved it to the top of the garden where it is more sheltered. I have some plant fleece but not sure if I need to cover the tree to protect it from frost. What do people think. I did wonder if I should bring it indoors but think that may not be the best idea.

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rhubarb

planting rhubarb crowns 
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