Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Zigs, Dec 1, 2018.
November thread here
Ruscus - always berries well. Mistletoe ripening earlier than usual And yes, I've left my plants in the polytunnel - they're still ripening toms!
Love Butchers broom @CarolineL
Thanks @Zigs - it doesn't grow very tall (still less than 30cm after many years), so you have to get close. And it is rather sharp if you accidentally brush it!
Tallest i've seen it in the wild is about 3 feet
Hesperantha shizostylis, coccinea
Clementines are ripening, could be a bit bigger, but I'm not complaining.
Neither would I complain @pete ... what sort of greenhouse heater do you use? What temperature do you need to maintain to produce such a good crop?
Minimum of around 2c, surprisingly hardy. In fact they ripen as the temperatures drop, I've read that if kept too warm they stay green. I just have an electric fan heater.
Mistletoe - that's sound wow from me. This plant stands together with my favourite Harry Potter books. How to get it in the garden? I see regularly only 1 attached to appletree I walk to work along. But no berries.
Too windy this weekend for many photographs. This is the only one that would stand still. Gladiolus priorii
You need a really fresh berry, make a slit in the bark and slip the seed under, then bind with raffia. Nothing will happen for a few years, then a green stalk will come out and dig into the branch
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