Action Plan – Nigel Colbor’s essential works for your garden this week

Action Plan – Nigel Colbor’s essential works for your garden this week

  • Nigel Colbor says cutting prunes will improve flower numbers next spring
  • Says Second pruning in January can further improve the quality of ripe plants
  • An English-based gardener will also share advice on how to make your own fertilizer


Even if you cut them down and don’t chase them, Whistlers often grow up crazy. But a little security this month will significantly improve flower numbers next spring.

The process cannot be easy. Healthy whites now produce much taller and wiser stems. They stick out in all directions and make the mountain look uneven. But if you shorten each young stem, the rest of the stump will have more hanging flowers next spring.

Hold each straight stem. Count seven leaves or sprouted sprouts from the place where it joined to the branch. Just beyond the seventh bud, prune the stem. That short, thin stump remains.

English-based gardener Nigel Colburn says that this month’s pruning of whistles will improve flowering numbers next spring.

If you are worried about counting sprouts, cut them to a height of 15 cm to 20 cm. The plants respond by highlighting each stump. During harvest, shoots sprout at each leaf-joint.

With mature whites, a second pruning in January can further improve flower quality. For that, cut back the cut stems, leaving only two or three grown shoots. That results in big, long flower runs.

If your whistle is out of control and you want to reduce the size, wait until winter. When the leaves fall, it will be easier to see which stems are removed and which ones are better.

Prevent leftovers

Avoid the mistake I made this week – I pushed my fork straight down the colch. Sprouts cut and bulbs damaged. They will be saved, but it shows how important it is to know where your bulbs are. Sorry for the awful coupon, but if you install anything, don’t forget to ‘stick and label’.

Jump off your crowded pile

If you make your own fertilizer, look at the decay process. Dig down to see if the lower steps are rotten. They want to see ground worms in the dark mass falcon. If most are still green, sprinkle over some vegetable soil or two handfuls of bone or dried chicken.

Nigel says the flowers of the px rectus ‘African Queen’ are from summer to autumn

Nigel says the flowers of the px rectus ‘African Queen’ are from summer to autumn

Reader’s question

I want to make a little team grass, but which ones are the best? As long as there are flowers, I like only one.

Mrs. F. Nichols.

The best native is the wild thyme, the Tims Surplus. This is a low, dense carpet plant with fine stems like cotton thread, which is spread to create carpets of small, dark green leaves. Purple-purple summer flowers are also fun.

Other alternatives whose flowers are pale pink are pink chrysanthemums; Annie Hall, Deep Rose; And a beautiful white skateboard ( has an excellent range).

Tim grass should be in a well-drained soil in the sun. The plants are desirable, even in two seasons.

Plants of the Week: Cape Figwort, Philadelphia X Rakes Queen of Africa

South Africa has provided many wonderful plants for our plants, including Cape Figwort, Phygelius capensis, and longevity. The most beautiful are still hybrids like the PXX rectus ‘African Queen’. The evergreen leaves each bear many trunks with tubular flowers. It blooms in summer and autumn. Semi-strong, the roots survive most of the winter. In colder climates, thicker winter cover makes them safer. Young shoots sprout forth easily if they are cut at any time during the growing season.



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