The 10 Facebook questions of the week

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Every week our social media team reaches a few hundred questions about our favorite hobby: the garden. Most of them are quite easy to answer for the editorial team of MEIN, but some also require some research effort to be able to provide the right answer. At the beginning of each new week we put together for you our ten Facebook questions of the past week. The themes are mixed - from the lawn over the vegetable patch to the balcony box.

Facebook: The top questions of the calendar week 2

1. With my witch hazel the fruits are currently open and the seeds are looking out. Can I use these for propagation?

The propagation of witch hazel is not easy, because the seeds germinate only after a warm-cold stratification. Professional gardeners sow the seeds either immediately after the "harvest" in August or after wet and cool storage in March. This usually happens in the greenhouse or under a film tunnel. But: The seeds are not particularly germ-proof; Often high losses are to be lamented and the descendants are not genuine.


Because of their thorny branches and strong foothills, wild blackberries are a nuisance to many garden owners

2. How to get rid of wild brambles without getting hurt?

Once blackberries have spread in the garden, they are hard to get rid of. Here is a lot of muscle power required! You should also wear strong gloves and thick clothes when clearing the wild blackberries. In order to banish the shrubs permanently from the garden, they must be cleared and the roots removed profoundly.

3. Where does the name "daisy" come from?

The botanical name of the daisy derives from the Latin "bellus" (beautiful, pretty), "perennis" means "enduring". In German-speaking countries there are many regionally different synonyms for the daisy. Its most common name is the "daisy" from the frequent occurrence on goose grazing. The term "Ma├čliebchen" is attributed to the Germanic "mas" (meadow) and "ran" (leaf).


The daisy (Bellis perennis) spreads over the roots and seeds and prefers sunny, not too dry, nutrient-rich soils

4. Unfortunately we do not grow daisies here. Our soil is very dry and hard as the house stands on a rock. Is that possibly the cause?

There are locations where some plants simply do not feel well. That should be accepted. Otherwise, you would have to upgrade the ground - that is, fill with soil and sand. But that's quite a hassle.

5. My Christmas rose is on the balcony and leaves flowers and leaves hanging. On frosty days I poured them. What am I doing wrong?

The hanging of the Christmas rose is probably on the frosty nights of the past days. Then the winter bloomers fall together and appear frozen. The robust plants do not really "flabby" - it is a protective reaction. The plant extracts water from the channels so that the frost does not blow them up. As temperatures rise, she straightens and continues to bloom.

Christmas rose Helleborus

As winter bloomers, Christmas roses stand out during the frosty season. From their white or pink flowers is a special magic

6. When can I plant a Christmas rose in the garden?

Christmas roses can be put into the garden while they are still blooming or you can wait until after flowering. You should choose the location wisely, because Christmas roses do not tolerate a re-implementation - Helleborus is one of the perennials that like to stand in one and the same location for up to 30 years. The location should be in the shade in the summer if possible, such as under a shrub. The planting hole is first dug two spades deep, because the perennials are rooted to a depth of 50 centimeters. Therefore, this area should be well supplied with humus. Christmas roses need a nutrient-rich soil especially lime.

7. Is the Bergenie hardy? How old can she become and when does she blossom?

The Bergenie is originally native to Central and East Asia, where it grows in forests and on damp mountain slopes. The sturdy plant is one of the perennials, that is, it is persistent and blooms reliably in the bed for many years. Bergenia are classic spring shrubs that bloom in April or May depending on the species. The plants are hardy, but the early flowering is late frosty.

pink flowering Bergenie

On long reddish stems Bergenien present their bellied flowers in April and May

8th.We want to grow in the spring and now have to give way to three roses, including a very old climbing rose. Can I transplant them without harming them? And do I have to cut her back hard?

If transplanting is unavoidable, you should look for the right time and a suitable new location: although spring is suitable for transplanting, autumn is more promising. This is how it works: Cut back the long shoots and dig out the deep growing roots as large as possible. Choose a sunny sheltered place with humus, loose and well drained soil and pick out a planting hole big enough for the root ball. Insert the climbing rose at a slight angle to the climbing aid. After planting the soil is well pressed and the rose thoroughly watered.

Ball Maple

The Ball Maple (Acer platanoides 'Globosum') is one of the most popular trees for small gardens

9. Our ball maple is now two years old and not really tall. Do I have to shape it by cutting it now?

You can wait a few more years with the first cut. A ball-maple grows relatively slowly and you take it back less than, for example, the ball-robinia. You can also completely do without a pruning. A cut is only necessary if it does not develop well, if it has a lot of dead or sick wood or just too big for the garden. Important: Cut only in the period from August until the middle of January, otherwise the branches "bleed" too much.

10. In autumn, I planted flower bulbs in a bowl and left them outside. I want them to move and flower soon. Should I put her in the heat now, or will it be nothing?

If you want the flower bulbs to grow out sooner, you should bring the shell into the house and give them a light but not too warm place, 18 degrees are ideal. If they are very warm, they go too fast and then fade very fast.

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