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Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:03

The rest of the plant seems fine. The part that died might even have died last year. I am a bit concerned that it will not produce more stems from the bottom as there is only two main branches left and one of them is not that big. Don't think it has been disturbed by the wind as it is in a corner in a walled in garden. Should probably spread some worm casts around it to perk it up.

Is there a way to make it produce shoots from the bottom?

Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 15:01

Excellent. Will do it now. Should have said I am in Bristol.

Hopefully it will produce more stems from the base at some point as I have only one main stem and a very weak second.

Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 14:45

Have finally gotten around to clean out the borders of dead stuff and periwinkles that is taken over the place and noticed that parts of my zephirine drouhin has completely died. Is it safe to prune out the deadwood now or should I wait. The plant is sprouting already.

planting mirabilis jalapa tubers

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:25

Saved some seeds from last year so I better get sowing. Slightly disapointed that mine didn't smell much. That was my reason for buying them. 

Dug one tuber up and left the others behind. Suspect they have drowned now...

Tomatillos

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 20:40

apparently you need two plants as they are not self fertile.

Nasturtium

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:20

The empress of India where in pots so no risk of selfseeding although I kept the seeds. The others might if they survive till spring...

Quick Dahlia question

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:35

I had three in my garden and the only one that is still alive is the one that I never lifted. Quite surprised it has survived these two last winters in the ground. This year it never flowered due to the constant slug attacks.

Tomatillos

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:32

Anyone had any experience of growing these? Thought they were supposed to be easier to grow than tomatoes but was told at a seed fair that they have to be grown in a greenhouse in the UK and the seed seller at the Bristol event was from Somerset so you think he would know.

cucamelons-

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:27

Do you need a greenhouse for these? I thought I read somewhere you could grow them outdoors.

Nasturtium

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:23

Hi,

How long do they last outdoors? I have 3/4 plants that are still going. Two germinated early this autumn and the others where bought as plants. All of them are doing ok but have slowed down. If there is no frost, will they go on till spring? Quite sure there must have been frost here in Bristol this winter though...

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