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'Penstemon Plugs'

Facebook Question and Answer session 10th August 2012

…the time arrives, but using a type of John Innes seed & cutting compost instead, or forget the seeds & buy plug plants from yourselves. Answer: Hi Paul. I have had problems with Penstemons myself so I can understand your frustration. The problem is that they take a long time to get going and in the…

What to do in the garden in April

…tree ties to make sure the tie is not cutting into the trunk. Loosen any that are tight to allow the trunk room to expand. * • Prune your Penstemons now - cut all the old shoots back to the base provided there is new growth at the bottom of the plant. If there are no new shoots at the base, cut…

What to do in the garden in July

…together our top gardening tasks for July. In the flower garden * • Cut back faded perennial plants to keep borders tidy. * • As your Penstemon flowers fade, cut them back to just above a bud to encourage more flowers. * • Cutting back growth in hanging baskets can encourage new…

2012 Garden New Year's Resolutions

…gardening New Year's resolutions. My garden New Year's resolution is... Clare's Resolution "My new year's resolution would be to keep a closer eye on plug plants and pot them up at the right time - my Zinnias and broccoli were stunted this year because they became too root bound! I also need to use…