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Mulberry Bush - Charlotte Russe

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 16:20


I received my dwarf mulberry bush last week.


It's small and starting to develop leaves. I was thinking of leaving it in my porch, north facing and cool, this autumn and winter and then acclimatising it to spend the rest of its life outdoors. Seems a bit harsh putting it straight out now.

Does this sound like the best thing to do?

Thanks for reading.

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 19:14

What's good for cleaning the greenhouse? Especially good at getting rid of the moss that accumulates in the frame and around the glass panes. I've picked loads off already. 

Summer Rasberries

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 11:33

I've just cut back my summer raspberry canes, the ones that have fruited this year, and left the new canes. I didn't realise there were so many new canes in amongst this years. Do they need a bit of feed now in autumn or do I wait till spring. Any advice welcome to get them ready for next year.

Tumbling Tom

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:22

Thank you for all your replies. I see there are different opinions, best leave it there. You've all given me loads to consider and try.  

Last edited: 12 August 2017 13:23:11

Chocolate cosmos

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 15:57

There is a mint that smells of chocolate, Mentha × piperata f. citrata ‘Chocolate'

On the whole I've had a good experience with crocus.co.uk. Once, one of the plants didn't meet my standards. I emailed them a picture and got a refund with no problem and didn't have to send the plants back. It was two very sorry looking hostas. 

Remove leaves on Chilli plant, or not?

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 15:47

Do you remove the lower leaves of chilli plants? Would removing foliage help the plant put its energy into its fruit or are the leaves part of the power house of the plant?

Too early to take cuttings?

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 11:54

Any thoughts on this? Too early, even for the NE of England?

Tumbling Tom

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 16:49

I've got three tumbling Tom and they look great with loads of foliage and numerous flowers. There's a few fruit in amongst the foliage, but I'm getting worried that it won't ripen under all that foliage. And I'm worried that all the toms are so well hidden I won't see any tomatoes and they'll rot. 

What is your experience with this variety? Do you like it?

Too early to take cuttings?

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 16:29

I want to take cutting of my sarcococca confusa and my fatsia japonica. Is it too early to take cuttings now? I live in the north east of England. Lots of advice says late August, but I always wonder if the futher north you live you should do things a week or two earlire than down south  

thanks in advance 


Posted: 09/08/2017 at 15:16

What do Chilli plants need more, direct sunlight or heat in order to grow?

When I moved into my house the previous owner left his greenhouse. In spring and early summer the greenhouse gets plenty of sunlight. But in late summer and autumn it's more in shade, till late afternoon, due to the sun dropping in the sky and nearby neighbours trees.

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Mulberry Bush - Charlotte Russe

Young plant, should I put it straight out or keep it in till late Spring? 
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Greenhouse cleaning

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Summer Rasberries

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Remove leaves on Chilli plant, or not?

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Tumbling Tom

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Too early to take cuttings?

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Name of Chillies on GW and a few other qustions

3 questions, all chilli related 
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Will Crocosmia only flower in full sun?

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East facing border

Summer flowering recommendations, please 
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Chilli Focus and Formulex

Have you used them? 
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Peat-free compost

what is your experience? 
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Are my chilli plants ready to pot up?

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Curled/ crinkle leaves on chillies / sweet peppers

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