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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:45

A fig for me too. Handsome leaves and fruit 

a self fertile peach or nectarine too if you don't mind putting up a few galvanised wires. 


Lemon tree

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:39

mine has been outdoors all winter. Not suggesting that you do this pjb.  

last year it over wintered In a cool conservatory and started to look a little sad for itself.  I brought it outside, watered and fed it. 

As soon as likely frosts have gone I would take it outside and feed it.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:34

I'm so sorry Lyn.  

Clearly you could not have done more or cared more for your mum.  As you said,,she is at peace now 

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:11

Providing you have a decent size plant to start with and you provide decent compost...john Innes .......regular watering and feeding.  

Hedychiums...gingers.....make good pot plants.  Exotic bamboo looking plants that grow fast and have scented flowers,in late summer...?


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:09

Gave up hanging baskets.  All that watering.  And that finicky (?) planting up drove me maaaaaaad.  Mad I say 

lots of watering, twice a day as Obelixx said, plus feeding plus dead heading plus banging my head on them......hmmm!


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:05

They vary a bit.  Those with we fronds unfurling should have the old brown stalks removed.  Fascinating to see those new fronds. 

Dwarf buddleia

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 08:38

Buzz does need a bit more care than ordinary buddleias.  More moisture and feeding. Maybe Marc yours was in poor soil?

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 08:36

miscanthus varieties like Variegatus and white leaves......Zebrinus and Flamingo will grow in a pot.  I do this with divided plants and they grow 5' during the summer. keep moisture content up though.  

miscanthus is a more densely foliaged plant than gigantea

calamagrostis too........Overdam (has variegated leaves) and Karl foerster are good attractive varieties that flower from early summer to 5' 


Penstemon & salvia

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 23:13

Yea, agree with that. 

hot lips is quite a tough plant.  You can cut it back as hard as you like.  

Dwarf buddleia

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:24

I dont think Buzz does self seed Jimmy 

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