Verdun


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When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 16:46

Lyn....respect 

garden containers

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 16:44

for fruit trees I would not take such shortcuts.  And use john innes number 3.

it might be better to use smaller containers to start with if trees are small 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 16:36

Prim, just retain top leaves.  Only pinch out once they are growing.

I have a feeling your osteos are the least hardy ones.....purple, yellow,,orange?  Clump formers?  If so i would dig them up and pot or fleece them because colder weather will kill them.  

Cuttings?  can you provide heat or kitchen windowsill?  Poly bag too. 

Jurassic plants

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 16:29

Colocasia.....including deep blacks JerryBone 

why? Wot did you do Hosta? 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 14:24

Hiya Prim,

firstly, these "baby plants", are you saying they each have roots?  If so pot them up in 9cm pots. Use a mixture of mpc and perlite and they will grow very quickly now.  

Or are these "baby plants" simply new shoots?  if over say 3" long trim them up and use them for cuttings.    Do this asap before any colder weather comes, as it surely will 

 

 

 

Berbers sawfly.

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 12:42

Still time for winter wash spray and drench 

Vegetable Patch & Nettles

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 12:10

No membrane for me there DYL.  After one season your ground will be manageable anyway.  Getting rid of that membrane is messy, soil is starved of life and the weeds like nettles will spread wide to survive.  

clear as much as you can, plant your potatoes and deal with roots as they show.  At summer's end you will have a far more manageable site.  

Membrane?  Horrible to look at too 

( did I hint that I don't like membrane ?  

Sickly eucalyptus needs to go

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:53

Rosie, you can severely cut back a eucalyptus gunnii .......I prune mine every year to produce a 6' bush of blue juvenile foliage 

Primroses

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:49

Primroses grow in abundance over the dunes behind me.  nature places them so much better than we can 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:25

Morning folks 

Cold, frosty,  quiet, blue sky and dry.  very light and bright.   A lovely winter's morning 

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