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Garlic growing

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:29

Many thanks Bob.  Will put them under a cloche for a while - though my garden isn't too waterlogged.  The soil drains really well.    Appreciate the advice.

Garlic growing

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 17:01

Hi Dave

Thanks for your reply.  Don't know if they are hard or soft neck variety, but they've been in the greenhouse since November time & have started to shoot.  I don't think I can keep them in modules for much longer, as they have a really good, strong root system!  (Perhaps I should just put them out in the ground & hope for the best)?

Garlic growing

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:28

Hello folks

I've grown my garlic this year in modules in the greenhouse, to get them started.  They are all growing away fine.  But when should I put them outside in the ground?  I live in the E. Midlands area.  Answers much appreciated.

Golden hops plant

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 17:59

Thanks for the replies folks.  Well, I think I will try to grow it in a very large pot.  I really like the lovely bright foliage - but it does need to be kept restricted or it sprouts up everywhere!!  And yes, it does have tiny barbs on the leaves too!   Thanks again

Golden hops plant

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 13:18

Hello folks

I previously grew a Golden Hop to grow over an arch, but after a few years it went mad and began sprouting up all over the lawn!!  My question is, will it grow successfully in a large tub where I can keep it under control ? 

Choisya Sundance- will it survive?

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 13:37

Thanks Fairygirl.  I've also moved pieris with success too.  But looking back, when I moved the choisya, there wasn't much soil around the roots.  So, maybe it will settle down & make growth - or it will have to come out.

Choisya Sundance- will it survive?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:09

Many thanks for the replies.  I'll cut it back a bit as suggested and also ease up on the watering.  Hopefully after about a month it will pick up.  If not I'll have to dig it out and replace it.  Shame, as it was such a lovely shrub - but in the wrong place.  Thanks again

Choisya Sundance- will it survive?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 10:52

Hello folks

I helped a friend move a beautiful big yellow Choisya Sundance from one spot in her garden to another in March this year.  Since transplanting, despite lots of watering, it's still looking very sad & unhappy with its leaves drooping.  Will it survive or is it a case of yanking it out & replacing it with another one from the garden centre?  I feel really guilty about suggesting moving it!.   All & any advice appreciated

penstemon cuttings - too late?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 00:50

Thanks very much for your replies, fidgetbones & Verdun.  (I have already taken lots of perennial fuschias successfully using the plastic bag method).  I just love taking cuttings!!  Many of them end up in friends gardens as well as my own.  I also took several cuttings of a surfinia which I bought from the garden cantre for £1 while small.  Now I have seven plants!  (Love a bargain)!

penstemon cuttings - too late?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 11:56

Hello again everyone.

Is it too late to take penstemon cuttings?  I have a lovely red flowering one which I'd like to increase in number.  So - is it the usual procedure of cutting below a leaf node (of a non flowering shoot), dipping in hormone powder and putting in a pot with a see- through plastic bag over the top?  Thanks to all & any replies

 

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