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Geraniums

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 19:08

Dig it up Steve, last Winter was exceptionally mild, I doubt we will get a repeat of that.

Cut it back hard and pot up in fresh compost, keep somewhere frost free over winter, no heat needed.

Geraniums

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 18:27

Cut all my Pelargoniums back today, same as Verdun

Barely a leaf to be seen, I can vouch that they do respond well to this with a bit of TLC

Clematis & Jasmine

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 21:16

Bad time of year to do it I'm afraid.

I dont know if Jasmine would respond to a harsh cut back.

Clematis I would cut back in Early Spring. April ish

Spring bulbs growing now

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:00

Snowdrops are extremely hardy, Dont worry about them, just make sure they arent kept too warm.

Orchid problems

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:58

Any chance of a Photo? This would really help identify the problem

Dividing Lupins

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 09:10

Love your way of thinking Verdun, just go with the flow

Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:18

Tried and tested in my garden

Astrantia

Rudbeckia

Japanese Anemone

Lavender

Astilbe

Never spotted any slug damage on these plants

Dividing Lupins

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:03

This question is aimed at Verdun really as Ive seen him mention it a few times

I divided one of my Lupins that seemed to have got pretty big.

What I didnt realise is that they have a tap root, I broke this apart into 3 sections, each with its own bit of root and potted them up.

They seem to be doing ok at the moment

Is this the right way to do it?

Dividing plants

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 21:18

Dig them up after the first light frost and store somewhere frost free in dry compost.

Split in Spring and pot the individual pieces up. I split mine this Spring just gone into about 4 separate plants from a large clump.

I gave 3 of those away and the 1 I kept has formed a clump just as large.

 

To pull up or leave alone?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:31

Dont forget to save some seeds for next year

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Longest lived plant

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Autumn Colour

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