Now my crown imperial flowers have withered should I cut of the top of the flower stem.? Should I give them a feed, if so what sort of thing should I use? Many thanks, Maggie
Temp as low as that! Inside patio door then. And I had better move it NOW. Thanks a lot, Mags
My coleus is on the patio table and is starting to produce flowers. Now the nights are cooler should I move it indoors? I would prefer my unheated porch (faces north-north-west) or it would have to be east facing patio window? Thanks for advice, Mags
thanks obelixx. I will buy fresh for the strawbs.
Can I use the compost from this years tomatoes from in troughs of multi-purpose compost to plant my strawberry runners into?
I have chillies in mine. They are Hot Patio Sizzle, a small variety and won't grow very tall. Always do well that way. Also 2 tomato plants in pots with that section of lid removed. And I have just sown foxgloves seeds into a tray which the packet suggests to start in a coldframe. Good luck with your coldframe. Mags
I heard one of the radio gardening experts say you shouldn't chop slugs with scissors. Slugs contain something toxic to some plants and you transfer this substance to the scissors when you release the slug innards. This can't be washed off the scissors easily even after you get the slime off. Don't know if that is true! I drop slugs into a bag with a tablespoon of salt in it! Mags
When in doubt, wait until it flowers. If you like it then regard it as a plant. If you don't like it then it's a weed! The last picture - I call that a weed. Don't know about the others! Cheers, Mags
I should also add the cups are much smaller!
I was going to ask the same question. Mine have been white with huge cups for 8-9 years. This year all yellow. Can I do anything to persuade them to revert to white? Mags