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Woodgreen wonderboy

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When to move fruit tree from pot to ground

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:56

As it is in a pot you can plant out now if you wish. Trimming it will probably mean no fruit this year, altho' you could sacrifice fruit now to give it a better long term future. This is what I would do.

winter pansies can they carry on

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:47

Dig up, cut back and CRAM into an old pot, as many as you can. Feed and the flowers you get will look pretty good.

Better than binning...

Where is the buzz of busy bees?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:44

They are probably in the hive during cooler weather. They will return if and when it gets warmer.......numbers build up in hive to maximum at end of June/early July.

Better weather forecast at weekend

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 18:14

I have had a very hard day in the garden, but when I look at what I achieved it makes me happy....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:21

Yes, V. I normally hide mine among other perrenials, but this experiment is an extra treat, so to speak. I counted about 40 heads today. There are some violas peeping through the foliage, which is now dieing down . The overall effect is spectacular but would be better if I can find a better camouflage for the leaves.

I am very lucky to have gardening friends who now live in Worcester, so I don't even have to book hotels to go to Malvern

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:31

Good idea V. I will get some bulbs in the autumn, perhaps at Malvern, another great Show. I already grow them elsewhere but not in this particular bed. I have about 30 growing in some blue glazed pots just now as an experiment and they look great altho' it is more difficult to hide the foliage as it dies off. Pleased though.

Identify my mystery plant!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:55

Cheryl I think you can assume this is a Skimmia Japonica that needs your TLC, namely some iron sequestrene or epsom salts so that it can feed on the nutrients in the soil. I would also give it a good drink and a mulch. With luck it may get some red berries, altho' the flowers are v. insignificant.

Identify my mystery plant!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:48

Skimmia Japonica, almost certain. Anyone else ?

Greenhouse learner

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:01

Hi Toot.  Like you this is my first year of having a proper Gh, apart from the little plastic jobbies, which are good. I have gardened for more than 40 years and I am kicking myself for not having one before...aaaaargh.

Expensive perennial plug plants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 19:51

Correction!!... 3 plants for £10... 1.5L size.

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