Latest posts by Swedboy

growing asparagus in containers

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:08
Is it possible to grow them in containers? Thinking of giving a veg loving friend one but he has lost his border due to the landlord building a bike rack on the site.

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 20:58

Thanks for the advice. I know this is a cotton lavender as I still have the lable. I will give it a trim tomorrow unless the heavens open again.

Self-seeded tomatoes

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:54

Last year I had tons of makota self-seeded tomatoes. Gave them to peple left right and centre and flogged some for 50p at work. Sadly they were rubish! I got one or two tomatoes out of them. My ordinary plant didn't to well eihter so it might just have been a bad summer. They grew very well to begin with and then didn't realy come to much.

Is yours F1 or normal. If the previous they will probably be rubish.

My advice is, if you have space I would do it. they might be fantastic!

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:32
I think Mr lavender needs to meet Mr secateur. Thanks.

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:51

This morning, I thought the postman had gone insane. It sounded like he was pushing through god knew what through my letterbox. When I checked some minutes later (still in bed when it happened) I found that he had pressed my new Magnolia through the letterbox. Luckily it had survived the treatment. Now I need to plant it before the weekend is over (Spent today in Kew Gardens so no time). Would it be able to live in a big pot for some time? Not sure where to plant it and in me meanwhile a pot is probably better than nothing.

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:48

Today whilst at Kew Gardens I saw some cotton lavenders in a border that was pruned within an inch of their lives and to my great surprise, they were sprouting from old wood. I always thought they didn't do that. I have one that is in desperate need of hard pruning but I haven't since you shouldn't. Has anyone tried this on them with success?

Recommend me a plant

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:50

Thanks for all your recommendations. I'll have a look at them and see what they are.

I've been lusting after a Daphne for years but they are quite pricey.

I have a Mock Orange Manteneau d'Hermine so I think I'll give that a miss but I am quite surprised that mine is not as fragrant as I expected.

I quite like the idea of Penstimons. Do they hybridise easily via selfseeding?

As for Lavender, I have one that is doing quite well in a pot and my track record with rosemary's quite bad. The one I got last year seems to be on its last legs. Got two new small plants via work for a quid. Bargain!

Pruning a Broom

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:41

That is quite a good idea. Thanks for that.

Pruning a Broom

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:00
Thanks. I'll wait until after flowering so I get the full display.

Pruning a Broom

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 23:14
Oh good. Is the best time to do this after flowering too? Do I need to dress the wound afterwards with wax or something or just leave it?

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