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When to prune a grapevine Dornfelder

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 15:01

Hi,

I have a dornfelder grapevine and it it growing rather rampantly. It is about 4 years old and getting a bit out of control. I have (ehum) not pruned it just let it get on with it. As it is getting everywhere and blocking light out to the border I need to rein it in a bit. When would be a good time to try to get some kind of framework done? The various branches probably reaches at least 20 odd meters.

The grapes also tends to be rather small but that might be because I either pick them too early or let too many ripen. When do people pick theirs? I start in September.

unknown geranium

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:13
Thank you Jo47. It looks very much like that. I knew you lot would come up trumps!

unknown geranium

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:02
Hi, my sister bought this deep green geranium which has fury leaves that smell of peppermint. According to the lady who sold it is has small white flower courts. Any idea what variety it may be. Its likely to be an indoor one as it was bought in Sweden. I have a photo but can't figure out how to upload that from my phone.

planting mirabilis jalapa tubers

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 20:43
Mine has just sprouted. No idea if it will manage to flower.

planting mirabilis jalapa tubers

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 13:29
No idea. Probably soon is guess.

Bird of paradise seeds

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:48
Thank you all. Night so two different attempt as I have two seeds.

Bird of paradise seeds

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 10:40

hi,

has anyone tried to grow this from seeds? A friend of mine brought me two seeds from Tenerife. the little info i have found indicates that I should soak the seed for some days but then the advice forks. Some say I should then keep it in the fridge whilst others to plant it. 

the seeds didn't come with instructions.

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 13:30
The whole patch is a mix of wild strawberries, Greek oregano and creeping buttercups plus the odd thing I've actually planted. The left one sadly looks more like willowherb. I rather it would be what nutcutlet suggested.

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:10
Tetley, it does look like vinca which I rue that I introduced into my garden but the leaves are not rubbery.

Nutcutlet I think you might be right. I have taken seeds of that last year and planted them but totally forgotten about it.

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:42
I know they are a bigger to get rid of.

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