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Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:14

I'm sure when you post again Runnybeak you will say you had a great day 

......the good guys

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:12

Hiya Victoria 

jacksons are excellent I agree.  One order last year produced a couple of duds but Jacksons accepted responsibility and were more than generous with replacements.

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:08

Hiya gardenning granny, yes it will lose its leaves over winter.  I would be careful about watering right now though.  Just enough to stop it drying out completely 


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:05


congratulations on your new house.  It all looks great.  Trampoline there?  I love trampolines.

no doubt big ideas for the garden?   

Espalier apple trees

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 09:13

There was a similar thread last week about cordons and espaliers...check it out

i grow cordons and espaliers.  The main consideration is to go for spur bearing said earlier Deacons will advise totally 

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 09:03

Lyn, then try Corries Gold.....sheer elegance.  I pinch back mid spring to promote strong self standing plants

Espalier apple trees

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 09:00

Contact Deacons Nursery on Isle of wight Diane

i have purchased fruit trees of all kinds from them and they will advise you over the phone or by email.

still time to plant 


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 08:57

Morning folks

sunshine here.  Beautiful day in prospect .....see what the weatherman says soon though !


have good weekend everyone 

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:36

Lyn, with Corries Gold I find it simply doesnt stop flowering.  Doesn't seed either 


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:33


when you sense the real cold of winter has past in your area and regrowth is generally starting you can start to water lightly.  Increase this to coincide with active growth.  I would use a liquid feed if in pots...phostrogen is as good as any other

place outside when it's gotten warm out there.  Keep in warm gh otherwise with open door, etc., and acclimatise to the outside gradually. ...if you plant in the garden I would use a granular fertiliser.  If large as possible.....then continue liquid feed

for me here cannas sprout very early and I will plant outside in April or early May.  

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