Time to trans­fer pot plants

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - YOUR GARDEN -

■ If you have house­plants that are out­grow­ing their pots, now is a good time to move them on.

Choose a pot one size big­ger and use fresh pot­ting com­post.

If you can’t re-pot, then top-dress by scrap­ing off the top inch of soil and re­plac­ing with fresh com­post.

■ Plant amaryl­lis bulbs (Hip­peas­trum) in­doors in pots for spring flow­ers.

■ Windy weather may have caused win­drock in your plants – roses are par­tic­u­larly vul­ner­a­ble, so check they have not been lifted out of the soil.

If they have, firm back in gen­tly. ■ With epimedi­ums, cut old leaves back care­fully to show the del­i­cate flow­ers emerg­ing, tak­ing care not to dam­age the flower stems.

You can also do this with helle­bores, re­mov­ing the dead leaves.

■ Cut back old leaves on de­cid­u­ous ferns to make room for fresh new growth in the spring.

Amaryl­lis bulbs, left, can be planted in pots in­doors now for spring flow­ers, while you should also be look­ing to re-pot any plants that have out­grown their cur­rent sur­round­ings

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.