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Over-wintering plants

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 17:48

Thanks both for your advice. Will certainly take cuttings of the argyranthemums as they were quite expensive. Won't bother about the other two.

Over-wintering plants

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 11:03

I'm sorting out my fading summer pots, and I'd like to know if I could take cuttings or even over winter a few of the plants.

The 3 I'd like advice about are the Silver Helichrysum, Argranthemum and Lysimachia [nummularia gold]. I have a semi heated greenhouse to keep them in.

Are they worth keeping?


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 13:19

Thank you all for answering. I'll leave them where they are and sort them out in the spring.


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 12:54

I have chives, mint, oregano, tarragon, thyme and rosemary.


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 11:06

I've got s lot of herbs in a big planter, but need to sort them out. Is it best to do this now or in the spring? I'd like to take them out and replant them, after putting some more soil in the planter.

Lemon tree

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 16:17

Thanks Ceres. Have cleaned all the leaves and sprayed it against aphids, so fingers crossed. Found some tiny snails as well as tiny green caterpillars.

Lemon tree

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 14:54

My lemon tree lives in a big pot in the greenhouse. It has a lot of fruit and flowers, but the leaves are covered in a black sticky substance and I've found tiny green caterpillars on there. What's the best way to clean the leaves please? Just water?

It has a lot of new growth and I feed it regularly, so the plant seems happy.

Spent bulbs

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:57

Thank you both so much for your advice. 

Spent bulbs

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:12

Bob, if I let the foliage die down in a box, do I then leave the bulbs in there for the winter and do I water them?

Verdun, thanks too for your advice.

Spent bulbs

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 16:01

We have a very small garden, so most of my plants, bulbs and shrubs are in tubs. I've had an excellent show of Tête à Tête narcissi and grape hyacinths, but I need to refill the pots for the summer so what do I do with the spent bulbs?

Last year I advertised them on Freecycle and they were collected, but I would really like to build up my stock. Can you dry the bulbs and keep them till it's time to replant them in the Autumn?

I know they don't cost a fortune, but it seems such a waste to have to get rid of them every year.

Any advice please?

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