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storing plants in winter

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 12:32

Hee hee hee 


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 12:25

very warm .....delightful 

took last minute cuttings of gauras, salvias,,agastaches, and others.

just negotiated a hefty drop in my AA renewal.  Feeling "victorious" about that. Grabbing a cuppa to take outside and survey my "kingdom" 

Daphne Odora Aureomarginata

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 12:21

Daphne can be very fickle.  Odora AM is as tough as most.

agree with Hosta.....don't put it into the greenhouse. And pot on slightly.  I would be inclined to plant the POT into the soil.  It will help protect root system, stop it blowing around and generally keep even temperature. 

Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 09:13

It looks like it will soon Jo.  

Have to comfess it currently sits in a largish pot waiting to be planted in a re arranged border.  It is a great foliage plant anyway

if I remember I will post a picture of it when it flowers 

terracotta pots

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 09:08

That water gel not for me victor. not  comvinced it works too well 

Problem Solving

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 09:05

Daisy, it's a big plant for a comtainer I think.  

If you are overwintering in a gh then I would cut it back.  I would do this soon unless its packed with flower.  it then has time to put on a little growth before the winter.  It's how I treat my (similar) salvia leucanthemum

can you plant it out in the garden?  



Posted: 10/09/2015 at 08:51

Hello forkers. Glorious morning again but it's all change tonight.  

Damson cheese fidget....

Have fun folks 

storing plants in winter

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 08:45

There you go Jo......full of surprises .

 Oh! Catherine I am perfect as well as 'eva so 'umble 

terracotta pots

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 08:41

There is no magic solution Victor.....

john innes soil based compost for sure.  It dries out less quickly and can be "re wetted" quite easily. avoid multi purpose compost

depending on what you want to grow you can add dried manure to compost to further assist moisture retention 

storing plants in winter

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 23:40

My intentions are always to,have clean sharp tools displayed neatly and to hand.  reality is they are thrown into the shed, left outside and often hard to locate easily. 

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