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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:31

Oh and I like it here too

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:20

Actually I have some straw too! I forget I use it for my strawberries to lie on

Would putting a bit of this over the crown, then making a little fleece blanket work better?

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:17

I love this forum, without it I may have been put off gardening as I am fairly new to it.

The advice that I have received and the information I have to share keeps me coming back everyday.

Don't let the people that think they are above evryone else get you down, these people are very lonely and full of hate inside and are in my mind jealous of the happiness and friendship the rest of us enjoy 

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:00


I'm glad I asked now :P

I have some fleece handy so I'll make a little blanket for it

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:53

Thanks for the Info. I will cut it down in a few weeks and mulch heavily. My greenhouse isnt ready to go up yet so digging it up is not an option this year unfortunately

Foxglove Illumination Apricot

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:24

Hi all, I have an Illumination Foxglove and am wondering how to care for it. It flowered lovely after I bought it but since then the tips of leaves have all turned black. Is this a normal process?

also should I cut the plant down when Winter comes and mulch it?

Or will it put on new growth in the Spring? 

Any comments will be greatly appreciated

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Plant pots

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:35

I think you might have scared her off Dove xD

But yes Dove is right, there are many factors to think of first about what the pot will actually be used for.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:03

ah the Elusive Camera charger, you think your never going to need it then throw it somewhere your guaranteed not to find it!


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 13:54

You could leave them now that they have established a framework and just tie in any new shoots when it starts to re-grow in Spring

or you can prune whilst its dormant between December and March by about a half, this should encourage new growth with plenty of flowers.

Just make sure to give them full sun

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 13:00

Yea I can control those things so well Brum

I can see every corner and apex, and weighing nothing means I can throw the things around so easily.

I used to race quite regularly here and even held the fastest lap at one time

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