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Alstroemeria in Pots

Posted: Yesterday at 13:13

I would say it depends on the size of your plant now NS1947, putting a small plant in a large pot they usually slow to grow and sit in wet compost for long periods. I pot it up until 1.5 litre / 2 litre then into your 12 inch pot. 

They don't take long to grow the tuber, I tried them in the garden like Posy and the slugs gobbled mine up to. 

Last edited: 24 February 2018 13:14:31

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 23/02/2018 at 23:41

It coming on Learnincurve 


Posted: 23/02/2018 at 23:32

I agree its a bit of a myth they wont flower without pruning but prune them does stimulate better / more flowers. Shape important, they look a mess not prune to shape. They probably only flower at the top like they do in the wild growing up trees, pruning them you can have lovely flowers nearly top to bottom  

I do the same pruning as Dave

Last edited: 23 February 2018 23:33:45

Garden Gallery 2018

Posted: 21/02/2018 at 18:13

Very nice and colourful Dimwit  is it a butterfly in the first pic ?

Country cottage garden

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 00:32

Your raspberry borders are impressive and raised beds  I done a bit of research on raspberry's and joan j that past week cause I want some to, I believe it doesn't need much support or none at all. The summer fruiting raspberry require supports like you've made. It better to have the supports than not though, especially if your in a exposed site. 

Any idea what this plant is (Peony /lily of the valley? )

Posted: 18/02/2018 at 23:52

Ye sedum, peony will probably have red buds showing now 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/02/2018 at 21:43

Pruned the Gooseberry and red/white currants, and removed some Ivy which was trying to take over. Been b&m for some raspberry's but didn't have joan J or All gold  did have a second choice in Polka. Trip to the GC tomorrow and see what they have. 

Tastiest tomatoes?

Posted: 18/02/2018 at 16:42

Sungold and Suncherry premium are lovely and sweet my favourite 2 . I like G delight as well. I am growing sweet million as well this year.

Raspberry variety's

Posted: 17/02/2018 at 00:36

Think I'll be going with Joan J and All gold but it depends what the GC and the nursery has in stock, I am sure I saw b&m selling raspberrys last year early spring. Which magazine recommended Joan J for taste - yield - double cropping, polka did well in taste - yield so if I cant get joan J probably get polka.

Raspberry variety's

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 17:09

Have you tried double cropping any of the autumn fruiting variety's , its supposed to not weaken the plant either and a bigger yield overall.  If you didn't already know you can leave a few canes on for next year suppose to get an earlier crop, then you cut the old canes down. 

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