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Over wintering lotus orange

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:46

Thanks for that, Logan.

The 45 degrees might be a problem.

We'll better have some emergency fleece on hand if the winter turns out to be as  harsh as predicted.




Over wintering lotus orange

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 13:45

Our community group hopes to over winter a large number of perennial lotus orange trailing plants ( a type of parrot's beak  ). Some will be in an unheated greenhouse, others in an unheated poly tunnel.

Can anyone offer advice - watering, pruning etc. 

Leggy Privet

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 19:52

Save some of the trimmings and use them to thicken up the hedge. Cut them back to about 2 feet 'slips' and stick them in  between the stems of your hedge. With any luck, some will root - or you could heel them into a trench until they root, then transplant.

Talkback: Learning from 2012

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 19:48

Try this defence barrier to 'deter' if not get rid of slugs completely :-

Collect shells from a beach, preferably where there are lots of broken ones already - encourage the kids to help. Once home, smash the shells up and sprinkle the bits in a complete ring around things like seedlings, lettuce, etc.

Perlka fertiliser to prevent club root in brassicas

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 17:33

Has anyone used Perlka fertiliser to prevent club root in brassicas - grown on an allotment?  If so, how easy was it to use the correct amount and take correct safety precautions? The postage from Medwyn's is expensive - does anyone know of stockists in Central Scotland where it can be bought off the shelf?

Talkback: Learning from 2012

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 20:52

I'd a great crop of enormous Sarpo Mira potatoes - all from potatoes kept from the previous year. Adjacent plots had blight, but mine escaped, as I sprayed lightly with Bordeaux mix when I saw the signs nearby. I checked the stored S. Mira & Kestrel yesterday and all are fine - no rot, but Mayan Gold had rotted. Onions and shallots were very poor and only a few have kept until now. Climbing beans were late, but crop was reasonable. French beans - very poor. Beetroot - worst results in 6 years. Carrots best in 6 years - kept covered with light fleece all season. We'd a very wet, cool  2012 season in Central Scotland.


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Over wintering lotus orange

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