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with more compost. Water well and position the hippeastrum in a well-lit position to grow on.AdamKeep your hippeastrum in a cool room with plenty of light as this will allow it to develop slowly, maintaining a strong flower shoot and leaves.Caring for other
of each cutting into rooting hormone. Insert several cuttings around the edge of small pots of gritty compost.Water the compost well then cover the whole pot with a clear polythene bag to maintain a humid atmosphere around the cuttings.Put the pots in a
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the base of trees with garden compost to maintain general health, and water well in dry summer weather. Avoid over-feeding with nitrogen fertiliser.Spray the whole tree or bush with Bordeaux mixture during late January and repeat two weeks later to kill
-infection. This is particularly important in autumn when the spores can overwinter on fallen leaves to contaminate seedlings or new growth in spring. Prune out infected growth and maintain an open centre to shrubs to allow good air circulation through the plant.Spray the plant
.It's never been a posh lawn, but when we put the shed up we turned it into a disaster zone. Even well-maintained lawns could do with a bit of autumn lawn care. Top-dressing with soil is a great way to straighten out uneven lawn surfaces, and in our case we
've got to admit that the French have it too.We saw so many small to medium plots of immaculately maintained vegetables, often in full view of the road, and looking lovely. And then the most extraordinarily bright and yet beautiful flower displays in tiny
't go hungry, and their energy levels can be maintained.I still can't help but worry about them, but at least I feel like I'm doing my bit. Perhaps I should knit them some bird socks?
'.Eryngium giganteum - this one I wrote about in the magazine but just wanted to show you what a fine and handsome corpse this plant makes. Still maintaining its shape long into the winter. It also looks great with grasses.