Welsh Daffodil

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outside jasmine

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 11:01

Jean, is your jasmine growing in full sun? It also likes  a sheltered, frost free position .

outside jasmine

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 10:50

If its a hardy jasmine like mine it will lose all its leaves in winter and look very sad!  Mine has a lovely perfume in the summer evenings so worth the wait for new shoots and leaves and pretty white flowers. It does go a bit wild so needs to be cut back at the end of the summer.

Olive tree advice needed

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 10:42

I have an olive tree which is in a pot and have had for several years.  It is quite slow growing and has produced olives but very small.  I don't cut off the olives but just let them  drop off naturally.  I over winter the tree in my greenhouse which is unheated and so far it has survived! You should certainly take the trees inside if possible over winter or use fleece as you say.  I would think your shed would be o.k as the tree would have stopped growing and producing new leaves.  The important thing is to keep it sheltered from frost especially as our winters are unpredictable. I did leave my tree out one winter and it lost a number of branches.  Anyway good luck with them as they are lovely trees to grow.

Autumn Sowing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 11:26

Just to say I have sweetpeas growing in a large pot and scrambling up a trellis and these were planted in the spring, and they are doing very well.  I do keep cutting off the old flowers before the seed pods develop so I think that helps.   Can't remember what the variety is called, but they have a lovely perfume, I will be planting more next spring.


Posted: 05/09/2012 at 11:42

Enjoy choosing your primroses KItty Jingga they will be in your garden for years.  My mum is 92 years young and she can't pass the primroses in the local garden centre with out buying a couple to add to her collection!


Posted: 05/09/2012 at 11:30

I agree, Helichrysum or Straw Flowers.  I have grown them, and they last a very long time, they like full sun.  I have dried them too, and they last for ever!

tomato blight in greenhouse

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 11:20

My greenhouse tomatoes have blight now and again, but its best to water regularly and feed once a week and always keep the greenhouse ventilated.  The weather this year has been terrible for tomatoes, either too cold and wet or warm and humid!  I always keep the greenhouse door open slightly and with the roof vents this usually keeps the greenhouse air circulated. Hope this is of help Jen2.


Posted: 04/09/2012 at 18:57

Funny you should mention that jean riley you had primroses from Devon, I also had them given to me from Devon several years ago and I still have them in the garden.  A creamy lemon colour.  The weather in South Wales is similar to North Devon so maybe that has something to do with it.

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:06

I love Cosmos, but it is an annual, and would be best to grow from seed the following year.  I have had the odd seedling from old plants though.  They like poor soil too, so a good plant to grow just about anywhere.


Posted: 04/09/2012 at 09:54

I have primroses and hardy primula and they both flower in the sping, but the primroses or polyanthus out in the garden centres now usually keep flowering through the winter but in a sheltered spot. I have muscari, which adds a lovely splash of blue to the spring colour.  Also, you may find of interest, the hardy varieties of primula which have tall stems and pom pom flower heads, they look really good in spring and early summer.

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