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tomatoes with blind trusses

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:41

Probably yes as tomatoes don't like extremes at either end of the temperature scale.


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:32

Thanks for all your comments. I was just wondering as Monty said deadhead Buddleia for more flowers on Gardeners World on Friday which I have never done before so went straight out Saturday and deadheaded mine. Then wandered around the garden to see what else I could cut back that I never had before that would re-flower, and noticed the Astible and Ligularia Przewalskii, and though I normally leave both for winter interest as I love the frost on them wondered if I could get a second lot of flowers first.

Identifying a plant

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:18

It might also be sedge.

Curing my hedge? - Dying in parts

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:11

The privet hedge that I have, had to have one part taken out as I wanted the down pipe from the house fed into the well as it has a pump in this well to top up my pond. The privet hedge that was taken out was put in the pond to make sure it had enough water whilst trench was dug from down pipe to well and then it was replanted. The back of it was brown and did not change due  to the cherry tree behind it casting full shade. Despite pruning it is only just beginning to recover after two years.

Curing my hedge? - Dying in parts

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:54

It could be that it is too shady as the other side of the hedge looks ok. Root restriction due to the closeness of the path may also be a problem or it could be that the hedge as a disease though I suspect not as it is ok on the front. Cutting it back may help and you could try feeding it but if it is caused by problems mentioned at the start of my reply are the case, pruning and feeding will not help.


Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:37

In addition you might want to take cuttings to propagate them as well, just in case. See the section 'How to take rose cuttings' on this Gardeners World web site.


Posted: 26/07/2014 at 11:18

I normally do not cut any of these back as they look lovely in the winter but would they re-flower if I did?

Ligularia przewalskii

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 11:14

Does anyone know if Ligularia przewalskii re-flowers if I cut it back, or does it just look tidy or is it better to leave it for winter interest.

Talkback: How to make a garden pergola

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:38
I made mine out of wood. I bought round panel uprights 8 ft long from Scatts which just needed banging into the ground, either with a post basher or a bit of wood with a sledge hammer will also work. Then added 6" x 1" timber flat on top with two 6" x 1" screwed either side and a bit 6" x 6" on the end to make a trough. Lined it with plastic with holes drilled in the bottom of both the wood and plastic to allow drainage. Filled it with compost and vermiculite and plated it with ferns and vinca. Instead once putting the round panels in you can use the 1/2 roundels to screw on the top and plant, climbers up it. Its a lot easier than drilling walls which may need a hammer drill to get in them.

Very slopping area

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 15:16

Sorry I do not have any at the moment but hope to take some soon.

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