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Midwinter Fire.

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 16:22

Hello star gaze lily 

i would wait just a while longer......maybe another 4 weeks or so.

midwinter fire does well for some people......a few....but generally it is the most fickle of the that family of dogwoods.  I have never done too well with it.  you can't prune it as hard as the sulks, gets die back and never really thrives so Lily it may not do much better elsewhere.    


Rhubarb variety

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:48

Stockbridge Arrow for me too..    Excellent 

hibiscus red eye

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:31

Hiya primrosecottage

ultimately a large shrub.  Sunshine or slight shade. pruning after flowering or early summer will enable hibiscus to flower in late August/early September as well as keeping it compact

its not really a patio or comtainer plant primrose.  

As much sun as possible...north facing not ideal at all.   

I have a very large hibiscus and every year I cut it hard is very vigorous.  

Pruning Apple tree

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:22

Important to know the variety androse.  Those apples.....were they on the tips of branches?  Apples fruit either as tip bearers or spur bearers.

spur bearing apple pruning is done in late summer.....late July to early August.  Your tree is probably not in need of pruning this year

identify your tree type ....see if it tip bears or spur bears (the latter is better for compactness) 


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:16

Funny old morning.......the odd heavy shower amidst sunshine. quite warm. 

Got a few cyclamen today in where I planted part of a new border (yesterday) to help create something satisfactory 

for first time in many years we now have tories and labour as extreme political parties....far right and far, far left.  Neither is good for the average working family.  In fact we have a labour leader who talks of sacking the army.....doesn't he realise the army is also utilised in home emergency  situations?  And Cameron?  He will go even further now to take from the poor.  Who will stop him?



Posted: 14/09/2015 at 07:34

Hello forkers

wet and windy overnight and now.  Shorter walk with spike ....a far different day 



Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 23:04

Preferred Woody Gertie .  You know Buzz could not fly, don't you? 

Overgrown hebe

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 21:24

Very rare though hogweed.  

A chance over autumn and winter to get something better in there

How to plant Crocosmia

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 19:40

For this first winter I would "whack it in a pot" Hefty.  You could plant the pot though for winter and mound up soil for coldest part of winter.

general Q about feeding

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 19:37

I prefer to feed (plants in pots) once a week.  We need to water regularly anyway. this way I can select the quality and type of feed.  A seaweed feed, for example, alternated with tomato or other type provides a more effective feed, I think 

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