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Rejuvinating an hibiscus

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 23:58
I've had the oldest for probably ten odd years and its forebarers were grown indoors in Sweden for at least 50 odd years so I think the climate won't kill them. My current flat is a basement flat but might move them outdoors if we get some sun this year. It probably would do them good as long as they don't get scorched as they did two years go.

The reason they have gone a bit bare is due to erratic watering. I think I'll try on one and see how it goes.

Rejuvinating an hibiscus

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 21:20

I have three potted indoor hibiscus which I would like to become less bare. Would it be ok to cut back into old stems above an old leafnode to get it to shoot new branches and become less bare. They could do with a buliking up.

It's about to start to flower so I probably have to wait until that is over.

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:48

Indeed!

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 23:18
Ahh. I'm dead sure I was told somewhere you couldn't. Where did I put those secateurs.

Night garden, I found a transcript from the show, under show more, and it seems like burying it does the trick.

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:42

Still why wouldn't they open. They get quite a lot of sunlight in late morning. Think ithas been enough light for them to open.

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:37

I'm quite sure it was lavender and rosemary they talked about. Mine is a bit bare at the bottom and only three years old. Did try to strike cuttings last year but failed. Will try again. I thought the same was true for cotton lavender (not cutting into old woor) but saw that they cutt them back within an inch of its life at Kew and they sprouted back vigously.

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:33

But that doesn't explain why the flowers seems to just wilt away without opening at all. It seems like they cant open full stop. 

Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:54
Could it be some sort of begonia or pelargonium?

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:53
I quite like velvet queen.

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:50
I have some lovely yellow bronze coloured crocuses but for some reason the flowers don't open and after some days the stalk withers and the flower dies. They are in pots. The big purple ones in the border for ones aren't keeling over and seem to do ok and they usually just flop. Any reason for this?

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Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

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Tomatillos

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