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ALSTROMERIAS When the flowers fade, do I cut down the stems or pull them from the ground? I have read that both are correct, but which is best for the plant? I always pull them out of the ground, was told to dry mulch them over winterhave not done
growth low down for the new growth to grow out from (if you get me) and it'll be covered in flowers every year. A good mulch and it'll be vine Thank you.
an extraordinary number of fruit forming. However it has now developed peach curl. I have removed the effected leaves. I have read elsewhere that I should take off the fruit, feed I, mulch under it and then " keep my fingers crossed for next year" My question
, trimming off faded blooms, digging out weeds and replenishing mulches of gritKeep a few bedding plants in reserve to plug gaps where disasters strike
Divide large clumps of crocosmia and replant into freshly prepared soilSpread a thick mulch of compost or bark over the soil around dahlias and agapanthus
Plant tulip bulbs in groups to make drifts of spring colourAfter first frosts, lift and store dahlia tubers or leave in the ground but mulch heavilyPlant evergreen shrubs and conifers, including new hedgesLift tender cannas to avoid frost damage
I have just ordered a whopping great pile of manure. A couple of weeks ago we finished cutting everything back and hunting down any perennial weeds that were hiding beneath the plants in readiness for mulching: had it not snowed we would have
? Yes it will be dying back about now, so no panic yet! After it's died back it would appreciate a mulch/feed of well-rotted manure or homemade compost. J. Yes, it'll disappear over the winter and be back twice as big and three times as handsome next
shallow feeding roots and with the wet summer washing away nutrients, adding leaf mulch now over the area of the trees will help bring back the green-ness.
Last autumn I covered my garden in a bark chippings mulch, for frost protection, now I expect it will have take all the nitrogen out of the soil, will a 7- 7 - 7 provide enough nitrogen for general flower beds or will it need something stronger? You