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Alstromeria

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:19

Hiya Geoffrey

In Cornwall too.....mild west side.

I grow alstromerias .....they can be hit by a spring frost, not often but the threat is there.  However, it's only the top that's affected and flowering is merely delayed .

You don't  say how big your plant is.  

I see no advantage in planting now.  It wont add much to your garden scene.  So, I would keep in a pot.....even repot now if it looks like it needs it......and overwinter in the  GH or under fleece. Next spring .....when your plamt is in full growth....plant out in the garden.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:25

I know Dove....I sent you that weather yesterday but now I want it back.  Dampish this morning and overnight.  

Photinia Red Robin

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:17

Yes fbturtle

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:26

Congratulation s Orchid. Lady.  That sounds excellent    Hope you  make a fortune 

Photinia Red Robin

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:20

Hiya FBTurtle

I would cut back the tops as far back as the lowest shoots on each branch .  New growth will be produced.....new red vibrant leaves.  It's what I do often during the  summer .Do this now

Photinias are not the most attractive shaped plants...they easily get leggy.  I would cut back, water really well, feed and then mulch.  

Splitting a Phormium and organic feed..

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:16

Oh, just remember 

Phormiums look fantastic with their juvenile colourful leaves.  Too many are left to grow huge and ugly. Old Phormium leaves are devoid of colour and shine.  Divide them every 3 years or so."surprisingly, you won't lose their flowers.  They will still flower on the  segments you use.  Every spring I cut back every old leaf.  New highly coloured leaves are,produced within weeks.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:11

Looks like I've missed some not too nice threads......maybe I've just pressed the right ignore buttons 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:32

It's not fair.  All this mediocre weather for you guys  and we have so much sunshine.  It's not just that.....it's the heat too.  Would love to take your  weather and swap with you .......mind you the bees a d butterflies are enjoying this heat too. Fancy a few lagers to,cool down 

Splitting a Phormium and organic feed..

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:23

Wwll, you will get it out of that pot.

When you do, try to pull apart......usually this is quite easy but maybe I'm used to it.  If hard to do that use a saw knife and start cutting down the middle and try pulling apart again.  If not saw to,the bottom.  

Trim the longest roots and cut back the top.....you can be quite aggressive but try to leave any young small leaves you see there.  Dont squeeze into too small a pot.  I prefer a John innes compost for things like Phormiums.  Water well and these are one of the few that I would let stand in the sunshine to establish.

No, I wouldn't  add any extra feed just yet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:13

Lovelyday....quite hot at times. 

Tomatoes  coming out of my ears....oh, and out of my nose!   It's ok. That is my nose 

 

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