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If you are planning on growing peas this year then you will need a way to support them and allow them to climb. There are lots of options available but which ...

If you have been studying the tomato seeds packs in your local gardening centre you will have noticed that a lot of the tomato seeds are F1 hybrids. What does ...

If you have just started to notice flowers appearing on your rocket then you may well be wondering what to do with it. Is there anything you can do or is this ...

If you are planning on removing some topsoil from your garden then you will want to be using the best tools possible, but what is the best too to remove ...

If you are growing chilli's for the first time then one common question is how many chilli plants can I have per pot? Read on to find out this and more....

If you are laying or seeding a brand new lawn then you may be wondering how deep you need to go with your topsoil, after all, how much soil does grass need?...

If you are growing geraniums and thinking about leaving them outside over winter then there will be one question at the forefront of your mind, can geraniums ...

When it comes to filling your raised beds up should you use topsoil or compost? And if you are using topsoil should you just dig some out of the garden or buy ...

Welcome to the complete guide to raised beds in greenhouses, if you have a question about raised beds in greenhouses then you are likely to find the answer ...

Building your raised beds from railway sleepers, is this a good idea or not? let's jump into the pros and cons of using railway sleepers for your raised beds ...

Raised beds are really popular on allotments, but why? Read my mega guide to find out why raised beds and allotments go together so well.Raised Beds For ...

If you are thinking of using raised beds in your garden or allotment then you will be wondering what advantage they give you over gardening straight into the ...

If you are just building or have just built a raised bed then you probably have two questions right at the front of your mind. What do you fill it with and ...

If you are thinking of building some raised beds in your garden or allotment then you may well be wondering which wood to use. There are lots of different ...

If you have just finished building a raised bed, maybe even using my guide, then your next thought will be what soil do I put in my raised bed? Well, let me ...

If you are planning on building raised beds then you will have probably spotted the gravel boards at your local DIY store and wondered how well these would ...

If you are planning on building your own raised beds then you have wondered if you can use decking boards for raised beds? well, let's have a look and find ...

If you are looking for a really simple and easy way to build a raised bed quickly with just basic tools then this guide is for you.Really simple raised ...

One popular method of growing tomatoes in a greenhouse has them growing up a string suspended from the roof, but how do you do this? Let's jump in and have a ...

If you are growing fuchsia for the first time then one question you will certainly have is when to plant fuchsia? Should you plant in spring, summer or ...

When growing sweet peas you need some sort of support structure for them to grow up. Wigwams are a great choice and both look good in the garden and provide ...

If you are growing Fuchsia then you may have noticed something curious that can sometimes happen to their leaves, sometimes they turn red. But why do Fuchsia ...

If you are looking for an easy way to weed your garden or allotment then you have probably looked at weed pullers. But do these nifty garden gadgets actually ...

Aphids can be a real pain when growing tomatoes. Those little sap sucking monsters can wreak all kinds of havoc on your toms if you aren't paying close ...

Blackfly can be a very common problem with broad beans and if you have them then you will no doubt be wondering how to get rid. One thing that may have ...

If you have some Rose Clear lying around you may well be wondering what other plants you can use it on. For example, if you see something munching on your ...

At the start of the year I found myself in need of a new strimmer for the allotment, my old Hyundai petrol one having given up the ghost. I had decided to go ...

Fuchsia are a gardener's favourite in the UK. They are so loved in fact that you are probably counting down the days until they bloom. But when do Fuchsias ...

If you want to get the most out of your fuchsia plant and keep those gorgeous blooms coming back year after year then you will need to prune it. But when to ...

Quality, that's what this weed puller says to me as soon as I pick it up. It just feels well built, which is a nice change compared to a lot of modern ...

If you are growing or planning on growing lupins in your garden then you may well be wondering what happens if you let the seeds fall from the flowers without ...

If you are just putting some lupins into your garden and have already found the perfect spot then you might have one other question on your mind. How far ...

So you want to add some lupins to your garden but you are still not sure on the spot? One question you obviously have is do lupins like sun or shade? Well, I ...

If you are planning on growing lupins in your garden then you may already be picking out a spot for them. One question you will have though is do lupins need ...

Aphids on lupins are a real common problem and one that sometimes needs chemical intervention to cure. There are lots of insecticides that can work well on ...

If you have a slug problem in your garden and you are planning on growing lupins then you will want to know if slugs will eat lupins? Let's have a look and ...

Lupins provide a gorgeous display over the summer, but they then start to die back in the winter and can disappear altogether. But do lupins die in winter or ...

Lupins can be a great addition to any garden border and can even be grown in pots. But if you are thinking of adding them to your garden then you may well be ...

If you are enjoying growing and having lupins in your garden then you will be on guard against any potential bugs that might attack them. And if you are ...

Lupins are a fantastic perennial flower to grow in the garden and some growers think they have noticed something very unusual about them, the flowers like to ...

If the spot you chose for your lupins isn't quite right then you will be thinking of moving them. but is this possible? Can lupins be moved without killing ...

Growing lupins can be a real treat for all gardeners. But if you are new to growing lupins then you will undoubtedly have numerous questions, questions such ...

If you have made the decision to rearrange your garden and move your precious lupins to a different spot then you need to make sure you do it at the right ...

Lupins are a great perennial flower and are loved by gardeners up and down the country. So loved in fact that if they start dying off you will rightly be very ...

Lupins are a gorgeous plant and a favourite of many gardeners, so if yours are drooping or looking a little sickly then you will want to address any issues ...

When summer is over and autumn begins it is time to start thinking about cutting back your lupins, but when is the right time to cut back lupins? Let's have a ...

Lupins are a gorgeous plant and a fine addition to any garden. But, they do grow to be quite large, so finding the perfect spot for them is highly advised. So ...

Ahh lupins, the cottage garden favourite. These plants seem to be a staple of British gardens despite originally hailing from the Mediterranean. They seem to ...

If you are thinking of growing lupins in your garden then you will want to know how much space they take up. Do you have enough room or will you need to ...

Lupins are a British garden favourite, but unfortunately, they are also a favourite of various pests. If you notice something eating your lupins you will need ...

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  1. Hi Jann, I have never taken cuttings from a tree lupin before but I believe you do it in much the same way as a regular lupin. Take a Basal cutting right from the root of the plant when it is growing in spring.

  2. I honestly dont know Giles and I would be interested to find out. I think I will test this with one of my Lupins next spring and see what happens.

  3. Thanks Sue! Thats really nice to hear. Keep checking back as I have a lot of plans for new articles to write soon!

  4. Hi, yes they will. For the best chance of survival take the seeds and store them in a dry dark spot until next spring. Then scatter them around or grow as seedlings before planting out.

  5. Thank you sue!

  6. So many people swear they change colour but horticulturists say not, very strange!

  7. In all likelihood they didn’t survive the winter and therefore never came back but were replaced by a new plant.

  8. Hi Julie, I like to use them in places where you would otherwise use a plastic weed liner, so the inside of raised beds and under paths. In fact, the paths at my allotment are a hodge podge of different compost bags with a layer of wood chippings on top.

  9. Thank you Shane yes do please keep me updated. I will have a summer update out before too long followed by more regular updates.

  10. That should be fine Doreen, I didn’t even cover mine this year and they survived just fine!

  11. Still, in progress. the dragon fruit (the two that have survived so far!) have put on a lot of growth recently. I will do another update this summer but as of yet they are nowhere near fruiting but growing along happily

  12. Birds can sometimes sit on your sweet pea trellis and nip at buds and leaves. The only way to confirm this would be to catch them in the act. You could try to net the sweet peas and see if this stops the flowers from disappearing, if so then your culprits are confirmed.

    Pea weevil could also be a possibility but, to be honest, they are more of an issue with the bottom few rows of leaves and rarely affect the flowers and I don’t know how much they go after sweet peas either!

  13. Hi Pat, I would say that you will probably be okay without pruning your Fuchsia as it being in a hanging basket will restrict the size of the plant. I would remove any dead or diseased growth though whenever you spot any.

    Fuchsia are perfectly happy in the shade so that wont be a problem at all.

    Daniel

  14. I have no idea! I have heard about red begonias becoming paler and more pinkish over time but never heard of them completely changing colour before from being divided!

  15. Hi Angel, you don’t need to sterilise before cutting. Many people do recommend dusting the cut with a fungicide after it has been cut. Something like this will do the job: https://amzn.to/3LAoKKx

    You can just leave the tuber on a piece of paper and allow a skin to form which is usually all they need, although the fungicide is the more prudent option.

  16. Not pruning the tree will not damage it on its own, a lot of pruning is done to promote new growth and increase harvest sizes.

    However, if there are any branches that are rubbing against each other then these should be pruned regardless. When the branches rub against each other they can create open sores which allow disease in.

    So as long as the tree looks healthy, and the centre of it isn’t too crowded and there are no obvious problems like branches rubbing against each other then it does not need to be pruned in your situation.

    Hope this helps,
    Daniel

  17. Hi Vikki, yes this should be fine. Just try and dig up as much of the root as possible!

  18. You could definitely take some cuttings from the broken part, but I doubt you would be able to save the whole thing. It will just take the plant too long to establish a strong enough root structure to support a lot of foliage.

  19. Hi Brenda, Do you have any photos?

  20. Hi Judy, I like to get them started really early to stand much chance of getting a good display in the summer. So February for me, obviously indoors.

    Usually around 2 weeks to germinate, and give them a good soak in some water before planting the seeds.

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