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Alstromeria tubers

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:38

Agree with Dave.  Individual tubers/roots are so small. I dug up a beautiful princess lily 3 or 4 years ago and the roots fell apart. Gathered several together and now, this year have grown and  flowered superbly.  Yes, can be and is a little invasive yet the small roots can perish on transplanting.

Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:33

Yes get rid of that ASAP.  Not attractive but very aggressive ........sounds like me 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:14

Indeedy  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:05

Couple of momkshoods/aconitums in flower right now but stainless steel is soon to open.....this is really nice.  Got helenium double trouble in front of it and, if it looks good, I will post a picture.  

Yes please Dove, can you get me some cash from cashpoint?  £300 for now.  Thanks 

Frustrating ......just hearing the news.  Israel and gazza.......terrible with no hope of peace.  Ukraine and Russia? Worrying.  

Still cloudy but very warm here .......nice 

Fig Brown Turkey

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:56

Eileen, 

Same thing for me....almost identical situation

 I have a brown turkey fig in a pot. It was a cutting from 3 years ago , had 2 figs on it.  I totally forgot about it and left it isolated until I came across it again probably 2 months ago.  It was, apparently, dead. ..dried up totally.  I cut off all dead leaves and watered it well.  It is now looking fine and healthy.  

summer pruning

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:10

Philadelphus is pruned after flowering.  Simply remove all flowered shoots and the odd oldest branch to ground level.  Your one  year old will need pruning only when it has flowered.

Roses? Don't grow them now but essentially remove all flowered stems to buds lower down.  There is a difference between climbers and ramblers, etc., but basically pruning is done in autumn and then in spring.  

Have fun with pruning.  See how things flower ... For example  do flowers appear on ends of new branches or on old ones?.....and use a little logic or read up on them.  

night scented stocks

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:02

Rosemummy.....the scent is available overnight...

Crazy paving

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:51

I like crazy paving.  Looks good, informal or formal, stops weeds, easy to walk on, etc.   it may not be the fashion currently but it will be again, make my words. 

Can soft fruit bushes be transformed by pruning into cordons?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:44

Once knew someone who experimented with growing all sorts of fruit...soft and tree fruit. He had them in circles and all sorts of weird and womderful shapes.....he said branches pulled or bent low or stressed produce more fruit.  He produced a lot of fruit and a funny/ fascinating garden 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:40

Morning Maxine

Not water for me.    Never valued that treatment. 

However, they are so easy to take ........do it now. I look for longish material, maybe 4" or more, ideally without any flower buds.  I remove most leaves....all of them except for the very top.  Then cut big leaves in half leaving tiny ones. Insert  7 or 9 cuttings round the rim of a pot of mpc...I add perlite to the mix.....water well, cover with polythene bag and seal with elastic band.  Place in shady spot.  3 or 4 weeks should produce rooted plants. 

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