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Hi, Just bought a couple of young delphiniums from the GC. They are about 2 inches in height and have about 4 small leaves. Is it better to overwinter these in pots or plant them now in the garden ? Are there still slugs about as they love
Bought a cell-tray of 6 nice healthy looking dianthus plants yesterday for 50p. I am unsure what to do with them. Should I keep in cell-tray in cold frame. Should I plant them out - we had frost Sat night which froze the birdbath solid. Should I
Have 18 young asparagus plants grown from seed this summer. Now in 3" pots in unheated greenhouse - looking healthy and between 6" to 15" tall. Some beginning to bush up a bit. Will they overwinter safely in the unheated greenhouse? What should I
the hassle of trying to keep chilli and pepper plants over winter, or should I just compost the lot and sow fresh next spring? What are the advantages of keeping them? Thanks! IME it's not worth the hassle of trying to overwinter them on windowsills
Every autumn I have the same dilemma: should I overwinter my chilli plants or not? I probably shouldn't bother, as they quite often die, but I always end up taking them indoors. It seems so wasteful throwing them in the compost bin.Although they
There are always a few jobs that I hate doing at this time of year. One of them is pulling out the overwintered plants that have flowered and set seed. It seems such a shame to remove these plants when they're only doing what nature intended.But I
're beautiful and unique, and as I admire them I always want to call up friends and invite them round to share one of nature's winter treats.Thankfully most of our garden plants are hardy enough to withstand frost and snow, but I live in hope that temperatures
Hi. I'm a novice gardener but managed to grow tomatoes in my new greenhouse this year. I'd love to grow something over-winter or seeds for planting out in spring - veg or flowers. Any suggestions would be welcome. Is it heated?
Last Autumn I ug and potted up several chrysanths and left them to overwinter in the greenhouse. They are all now producing strong growth from the base. My question is, are these the shoots I should be using for cuttings or will these come from
. Brian As most Osteospermums can only be considered half hardy, it's always best to propagate new plants by taking cuttings each year. This is preferable to over-wintering large plants.