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Posted: 04/01/2016 at 19:12

Agree totally keenongreen, I actually trim twice in summer to make tight neat profile. 

Alstroemeria summer breeze HELP

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 19:10

I would only cut off brown dying foliage...not important though. the whole top will die down and new growth will start in spring. Cutting it or not will make no difference to height of new growth.  Its herbaceous.....dying down to shoot again in spring. 

no old flowered stems will not flower again.

in spring and summer pull out flowered stems as they go over.   You don't have to but clump looks better for it.   Simply lift and pull out.  New flower stems will form.  


Alstroemeria summer breeze HELP

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:52

frost will....for sure....decimate the foliage.  

No way would I put it out now.  


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:32

I see pretty when I shave .  

Alstroemeria summer breeze HELP

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:31

Hiya topping1981

those flowered stems should just pull out.  That's all you need to do right now.  

In spring, if you can, take pot outside during the day and return to garage at night to harden off.  Or drape double layer of fleece over them.   Watch out for frosts.....these will cut your new growth back.  Those new flowers wont continue as it gets colder...just enjoy them.

feed and water in spring for plenty of flowers a few weeks away. 

When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:24

Re reading your post Emily cos I misread in my haste.   so they were out all last summer?  This will be their second summer? They should have grown.  Try scratching the bark to see if there is any sign of green beneath. 

I would not have expected them to die without water over the winter.....look miserable yes but have recovered last summer

not a lot you can do except see what happens in spring.  

can anyone identify this evergreen please?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:16

The white dazzler, one I don't have supposed to be a gem.  Smaller, denser and very fragrant.  Easily slotted in a smaller space 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:13

That's quite nice Busy.  Maybe a tad too pretty for my macho style.....deepening my voice  

more I look at it the more I like it........nice in front of cotinus grace maybe.  Hmmmmmm! 

Some rain now but a dry quite sunny afternoon.  


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 16:53


When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 16:52

But early for new buds Emily.  few weeks,,in spring.  They are tough and will be ok 

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