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'What Does Half Hardy Mean'

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…not sure what they are. I planted thousand of poppy seeds last year, are these young poppy plants or stinging nettles coming through? * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert * Hello Clare, don't worry these definitely aren't stinging nettles. They look like Honesty (Lunaria annua), a hardy biennial…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 9th December 2011

…From spring through summer, feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer diluted by half." What does it mean by 'diluted by half' please? Does it mean that I follow the instructions on the feed bottle but half it? Cheers. And also, can you identify this plant please as I've searched and searched…

Facebook questions Nov 12th

…all fronds have gone/died and not sure it will grow back, does this usually happen for winter? Answer: Hi Bill, ostrich ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris) are indeed deciduous so the leaves dying back are perfectly normal. They are fully hardy so in early spring you should start to see growth at the…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th January 2012

…the summer fruiting ones. If all else fails, you can prune all of your raspberry canes back to 7cm (3") above ground level in February. This does, of course, mean that you will miss out on this years crop from your summer fruiting canes, but the autumn ones should certainly fruit this year. Once you…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer session 21st March 2014

…sure what they are. I planted thousands of poppy seeds last year, are these young poppy plants or stinging nettles coming through? * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert * Hello Clare, don't worry these definitely aren't stinging nettles. They look like Honesty (Lunaria annua), a hardy biennial…

Top 10 crops for pots

…delicious sweet fruits that taste so much better than supermarket varieties. Unlike many crops, strawberries are hardy perennials so you can enjoy a new crop every summer. But this does mean that they will need a permanent container all year round. If space is an issue then grow strawberries in…

Facebook questions Jan 13th 2012

…Answer: Hello Sarah. I’m guessing this was a Christmas present - what a lovely gift! Your patio fruit trees will be dormant at the moment so you can plant them outdoors whenever you are ready - they are perfectly hardy. Patio fruit trees are ideal for patio containers but it is well worth…

Facebook Question and Answer session 11th July 2014

…likely to improve with maturity so enjoy it for its foliage for now and see what it does in future years. If you have the space then you could buy another fig to try to improve the chances of pollination but this is by no means a certainty! * Jane Wade Was Jones * I would like to move some fuschia…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd August 2014

…& cherry trees. Also how far from the branch - meaning the minimum of branch left. They are not OLD TREES 5yrs, still small girth. I want to prune hard as the rain this year has made thin branches & Apple Tree top bent over branches @ top. Also what's the latest I can buy from T&M a very sweet Apple…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th May 2014

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