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Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:07

My lemon tree has surface compost removed and replaced with dried manure.  I add fish blood and bone in spring.  I spray with seaweed twice or so during growing season plus epsom salts esrly in spring.  Works for me. 

Currently, in garage for winter

Plant Large Plug plants?

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 18:24

Me too Silverlght.....pot them on in slightly larger pots, water them and leave in gh over winter.  I would pot them on again in early spring.  You will be amazed at how fast  most perennials in pots grow in spring.  I plant out when plants fill af least  1 litre but preferably 3 litre pots.  

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Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:35

Formidable when the girls gang up 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:11

Aw! Shucks Dove 

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Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:09

Yet........   They are likely to and maybe you are lucky pansyface.

a neighbour has one in his front garden and now has it suckering 40' away.  Another removed one and has suckers all over his lawn.    Ok if you want orange/red sticks popping up everywhere 

When I first started gardening I planted this.  A visitor, a horticulturalist as it happens, warned me to take it out.  It had been in for a matter of weeks.  I am glad I did. 

We can only advise from our own experiences.  Not always right but I learned an awful lot from people in the early days.   Those asking for advice can then make informed decisions based on further research I do myself 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:52

Aw! Shucks Topbird 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:27

Topbird, on youtube. 

increasingly tempted to go back to Australia.  friend is moving to New Zealand.  the laid back open lifeastyle suits me 

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Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:23

I know Philippa.  


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:22

Hiya's that for timing?

it is actually quite nice here.....back from a walk with the dog almost to the beach and it is windy.  Some strong gusts.  Here in the garden it is just a breeze.  Not complacent I'm sure Barney will roar in another hour or so .  

Cut grass and cut down another Amistad despite having plenty of flowers.  However, I like to tidy everything up now.....Amistad would prob flower on and off during the winter but I want the seasonal stuff to boss.

go to Egypt if you want to Hosta.  These terrorist attacks will take place anywhere prob a new area every time to spread the fear.  Ditto the footie tonight.  It could be Edinburgh whilst all eyes are focussed on Wembley.  The terrorists are already here in numbers I think....

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:09

Sandyboy....THINK AGAIN.

Those autumn colours are attractive but short lasting.  The problems you are likely to have with it will last for years

most people here will not grow this plant....for good reason 

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