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Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:34

thanks everyone for your responce. the problem up here on the north east coast is late frosts and icey easterly winds and even using tons of grit my heavy clay just loves to hang on to the moisture so is the general consensous that i should start them off under cover, pot them up and plant them out in full growth when all danger of frost has gone (about 1st week  in June?)


Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:00

ive been gardening for some years now and have recently taken a shine to dahlias. i manage to keep them all fungus free all winter dusted with sulphur some in dry peat/coir and some (the largest tubers) i pot on and keep under a bench in shed, they seem to survive but when i plant out the ones kept in peat i lose quite a few! should i "chit" them first?

barren fig

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 20:35

thankyou people, I shall bight the bullet and give my fig a haircut,

barren fig

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 22:14

Thank you verdum, I shall have a go. What would you say? reduce each branch by about a third?

barren fig

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 21:03

Any ideas as to how to encourage my Fig tree to fruit? it's 5 years old growing against the south side of my concrete garage with its feet in a pile of rubble (It was sugested when i bought it that I restrict the root growth to encourage it to fruit!) but it just gets bigger and more beautiful every year. its now about ten feet high and six feet across

what are these?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:20

hi lorea i'm almost certain that the plant youare looking at is Hesperis Matronalis or sweet rocket as my dear old Mum used to call it i have a garden full of it

Talkback: Native plants for wildlife ponds

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 22:14
all very nice these native pond plants but where in east yorkshire can you find them, no one seems to stock them around here and i'm too old and disabled to go raking around in ditches!! rosad1
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