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Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 21:23

Pot them up, keep in cold frame for 3 weeks or so then leave outside for the summer.  Dont let them dry out.  In my sandy loam they enjoy a few extra waterings 


Posted: 01/04/2016 at 21:21

Just means later flowering 

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:22
Andy,,yes you can. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut straight down the middle. Plant out one half and either pot up the other or slice again to pot up 2

In two minds

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:23

Sammy, agree with Obelixx.  Get it sorted now, once and for all.  


From bunk bed to raised bed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:21

Ok for the summer pompeyboy but I dont fancy sleeping outside in the winter 

New to the forum - hi!

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:47

More to do with beetroot being a maritime crop Steve 

Vine weevil grubs and Heucheras

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:45

Watery, keep them in the fridge for a couple of weeks....but use them before April 20.  The weather is warming.....the soil should be 5 C in most places now but a couple of weeks should show temps much higher. 

(Use a very coarse spray head on your watering can get one online) 

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:40

Yep, got it on record. ,prob watch it tonight as well as GW 

New to the forum - hi!

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:38

Welcome Whispers mummy 

beetroot wont like growing in multi purpose compost......dries out too quickly.  Better to mix compost into your clay soil in top 4" or so.  Some fish blood and bone mixed in too.  and don't let seed or plants dry out.  

If you can get some seaweed feed spray or use watering can to apply a couple of times in late spring and early summer.  Seaweed and beetroot are good bedfellows 


Begonia bulbs

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:28

Natalie, your begonias will develop bigger tubers every year 

the other plants you list are annuals...for lots of colour for the summer only.  They will grow fast.  

Your ivy pelargonium is different.  At the end of the summer lift it and pot it up and keep it indoors for the winter.  It will be bigger and better next year 

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