Nigel and Nell!
Happy New Year to you all from a daily lurker! May you have a fabulous gardening year and may the trolls stay away from this site!
PS. Thanks for all the gardening tips throughout the year.
Now I've seen everything, haven't laughed so much for ages!
Fairy, that's absolutely fabulous!
My callicarpa was absolutely covered in berries this year, unfortunately within 2 weeks the blackbirds had scoffed them all!
Hi Liz, I look in most days but only post if I think I might know something useful.
Plant them up, Stephen, and give yourself a surprise!
Possibly jerusalem artichokes?
Ryan, they're ripe when the "hairs" coming out of the top turn brown.
I live in Switzerland where it gets even colder than in the UK, but I've had a little search on the internet and have found something that might help you so am sending you this link:
It seems that the Times of India has a gardening section. Hope this helps, good luck with your gardening!
It's also known as Dipladenia and Mandevilla, here's how to look after it: