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My Chilli plant is immense, but what about over winter?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 12:12

Hi,

My chilli plant has done very well this year and I am still getting new flowers and chillis from it. But what happens over winter, will it die? Should I bring it inside?.....What shall I do with it?

thanks

Foxgloves

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 13:59

Hi,

How do you all know so much, particularly when to plant things outside?..Some of you people know so much about gardening it's quite impressive.

I'm just starting out with my border idea and i'm pretty sure I want some foxgloves, but considering they're bienniel I wont see them flower next year if I plant by seed this year. Should I buy a couple of plants in spring and put them down? Or should I plant them now? If I get them from Crocus will they flower summer 2014?

I'm also going to plant some rudbeckia, echinacea and have to think of others...my plot if 3m x 1.5m and has slightly acid soil in partial shade.

Ready made bordersthan

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 22:03

Hi,

I'm really new to gardening and have done some good renovation recently. I have managed to clear a nice bed which is in partial shade (morning and midday sun) which is 3.2m x 1.4m.

I've seen some nice ready made beds you can buy, which have all the plants etc...what do you think of those? Good or bad?  

thanks

Ready made borders

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 22:02

Hi,

I'm really new to gardening and have done some real renovation recently. I have managed to clear a nice bed which is in partial shade (morning and midday sun) which is 3.2m x 1.4m.

I've seen some nice ready made beds you can buy, which have all the plants etc...what do you think of those? Good or bad?  

when to plant?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:37

maybe I can put a hydrangea there instead....

when to plant?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:31

Just checked online and it is a magnolia!!! Thanks for your help! It flowers white and is very pretty, but it got way too huge so had to cut it back down as I need the sunlight for my flowerbed. I can see lots of buds on the bush so I think it'll still be nice in summer.....

What else can I do? I only have a small garden and I would like the light for my flower bed...

when to plant?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 21:17

I'm quite new to gardening, only 2 seasons or so. I took a PH test and checked my soil, I have a slightly acid soil with stones and some clay. Luckily I have some good compost from the previous ppl that lived in the house so i've mulched it into the soil in the picture.

The bed is parital sunny, with morning sun and afternoon shade. I'm planning on planting some echinacea purpurea, Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii and Primula 'Crescendo Bright Red'  in the bed in the picture.

When is a good time to plant? Is it now or shall I wait till spring to buy and plant?
 Also, does anyone know what the tree is on the right? I've been pruning this back quite a bit year but it likes to get big!thanks so much!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30378.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

newbie-planting-combinations

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 15:49

Hi All,

I'm fairly new to the gardening side. I recently did some landscaping, put a nice wooden sleeper border over freshly laid new turf. The garden is however looking a bit bare.

I have a SE facing bed sees sunlight in the morning and then shade in the afternoon, I think we call this partial shade. I think it's a sandy / stoney soil and I've ordered a PH tester to see the acidity.

My question is have plants are suitable for different soil types on the same bed, if for example I mulch in some localised compost. I really want to plant some purple thistles to get some butterflies into the area, but I'm also interested in other plants which like good quality soil..

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