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Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:53

We'll see! 

When to plant spring bulbs?

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:21

Sam plant in pots now.  Put out when ground is available.  It's what I regularly do 

Overview of the summer season- How has your's been?

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:19

.....and sunbathing herbaceous 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:17

Fleece too when icy pottering girl 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:16

I do love to read discussions about grandma.   Neither nor;  either or.  Is or are; me or I 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:12

Well, the experts say it will be so very cold so it must be true.  And a siberian swan (or similar) has ventured our way so another crucial sign of a bad winter to come.

the experts now say our winters will be COLDER.  They said warmer a couple of years back.  Remember, we will all be able to grow more tender plants, they said.  But if our winters will be colder how does that work?    It's all climate change this hotter, er colder, er wetter!  

The truth is the winter will be about what happens.  It cannot be foretold 




Posted: 13/10/2015 at 17:49

Cake Fairy?  Choccy?  


Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 17:16

That sounds too deep to me Nicky.  a couple of imches deeper than the rootball would be the most for me.  


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 17:00

They will die pottering Girl if left outside.

can you cloche them and have some fleece handy too.  Cut them back and keep on kitchen windowsill maybe? 

here in west Cornwall they usually do survive the winter outside but all it needs is one sharp frost to kill them


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 16:38

Osteospermums are all a little tender.....some more hardy than others.  The spreaders are usually the hardiest. 

You can still take cuttings now and over winter for plants in the spring.

the tidy bright flowered, yellow, red etc will need to be dug up and kept in the greenhouse.  These will not survive outside.  

If you have the hardier sort don't cut them back because the foliage will help protect the roots over winter.  

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