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re- what to grow next year

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:35

Sandra, hi.

Radishes, spring onions, lettuce,,shallots, peas,,sweet corn...killers 

Best weedkiller?  Depends what you want to do.  Anything based on glyphosate which kills down,to the root is very effective.  For perennial weeds like bindweed, bramble,etc

Best fertiliser?  To mix into the soil fish blood and bone is my preferred choice.  For feedimg tomatos, plants in pots and containers I like to use seaweed spray

The glyphosate fertiliser can only be used in the growing season so bit late now.  You can sow seeds the next day with this weedkiller.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:25

Stacey, just cut back flowering stem.  That's it.

Your plants look to be of good size..2 or 3 litres?  ...those Heucheras and astrantias can go out in the garden. ,they won't need protection.  I have an astrantia coming this week and it will go straight out Imto the garden just as anemone Wild Swan in 3 litre pots was last week.   

Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 18:00

Hiya welshdaffodil

ThaTs fine.  You're welcome


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 16:47

Just create warm root comditions for few weeks woody.  I think it's cold wet soil. I'm sure they will be fine in pots woody

How does this overwinter in yorkshire ?

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 12:39

It grows very vigorously for me.  It divides very well.  I would suggest lifting it and potting it up. If you can pull pices apart pot these up and overwinter in GH.   

Perovskia grows in driest possible spots

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 12:34

Hello chicky, I know what you mean.  Doing that myself.  Soil is still warm so it will be ok, ESP if you  don't disturb rootball,too much.  Even tho I constantly take risks with plants I would not split heleniums now but plantIng and moving for now should be fine.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 10:45

just a cautionary note.  heleniums must not be split much later than now.....spring is the time for that. They will rot most likely if done in autumn or winter

here's me, an expert after one season of growing them!!!  

To keep heleniums shorter you can do 2 things.  do the "chelsea chop" (*beginning to tire of that term now) in late spring) or, indeed, split them in early spring.  However, I intend to grow some  tall and position them accordingly and divide n cut back on others where I want shorter varieties.

Heleniums have certainly caught my imagination

oops! posting on the evening forkers thread.  oh dear!

Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 08:43

I always write  thank you letters to father Christmas even tho I'm so disappointed he doesn't bring me what I asked for.

I think we should not look for the thank you posts.  It would spoil the forum if we always expected that.  People often dont think.  I see it every day and it is annoying when people don't respond as you would yourself, whether on the roads or in town or even friends n family.  

The resulting banter on the forum is always good whether the questioner responds or not

A few of my dahlias thhis year

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 08:35

Hiya lavendar lady

Just keep them frost free in those pots.  No tubers yet.  Dont let them dry out but as winter approaches then keep on dry side.  Regard them as you would any other tender cuttings


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 08:29

Well, I just saw some blue sky so there dove...oh no, it's gone again.

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