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Figs

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 23:25

I do grow figs...brown turkey.  They need a long growing warm season and a mild winter or at least protection over winter.  Only the smallest, embryonic figs will survive to regrow in the following spring to,produce edible fruit in late summer.  Any figs larger than this need to be removed and composted. . Grown in a pot they will do very well if taken into the GH in winter.  

Couple of,problems......birds know exactly when the figs are ready and take them on the very day you decide to.  And they do grow very quickly and large so,pruning in the very short dormant season is necessary.  Cut a ripe fig open and be amazed by the colours of the fruit.  Taste of a warm, fresh fig is yummy 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 23:14

Woody, woody, woody!   Grasses are such wonderful plants creating subtle gentle movement, structure and height.  Try a few...bet you will become addicted to them.  Try a deschampsia ....medium height with billowing flower heads all Summer.

Been meaning to ask you if you would start a thread about alpines woody.  I'm sure it would be well received. 

Any Ideas Please...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 23:04

Hiya. Carmic,  some of the smartest people I've met have been gypsies.  One guy I met on a speed awareness course ( not really speeding...37 mph in 30 zone ?) could not read or write but what a business brain.  Had all sorts of business on the go, the way he calculated things in his head was amazing.  Impressive guy.  And those gypsy caravans are out of this world if you are lucky enough to be invited in and shown around as I was.

 

Japanese Anemone

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:50

Heard that too clk but I've never had a problem with propagating jap anemones.  I've always done it by digging up rooted suckers.  Luckily, I now have eradicated all jap anemones from my garden. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:45

Aw, potty.  Sorry you had big car bill   But you got new phone   

Had fun n games with orange today on my niece's phone n broadband.  It was get my money back from them day.....I pay the bills. Did very well..... £240 in total for compo.  But what a rigmarole.....my role was never so rigmaded!    I'll get my coat, shall I?  

Full of good food tonight and nice company so goodlio day 

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:58

Netherfield, my compliments.  I also grow heathers but yours are superb

Zombie, what a great picture.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:55

Mrs Garden ...enjoy your meal.  I'm off too soon.  Maybe I shouldn't have eaten a whole pack coconut snowballs though    I am a bit gweedy  But once a box is open they go off very, very quickly .  ( besides there are others who might want them)

Any Ideas Please...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:51

Nut, I am wrong and you are right. Francis mason does have touches of yellow in the foliage as do many varieties of abelia.  There are some green varieties though...Edward Goucher, from checking them out.  The flowers look more attractive on the plain green varieties but i think they are bigger shrubs.

Any Ideas Please...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:43

Nut, yes seceral dark green varieties.  Forgive me, not up to date but grandiflora varieties ring a bell.  Francis mason ??  Have to check it out now.

Friend grows one I planted 15 years ago.  And a neighbour too.  Easy on the eye right now.  You no likee the variegated ones nut?  In sunshine comfettii is lovely just for the foliage and right now it's white flowers are like little gems.

The dark green varieties have pink flowers with touches of red.  I'll check out Francis mason and comment shortly.......

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:35

Fidget, try the perennial plants catalogues.    Don't like to lose plants but often when they do it's an opportunity to try something new. .  

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