Hi - the erica heathers I bought last year for containers are very brown and presumably dead at the base . I planted them in ericaceous soil . Can I do anything to improve them ? And if I throw them away ( throw them away ! ) and buy more ,how can I prevent it happening again ?
And with my leggy cineraria ,I've learnt that they like a sunnier position than I gave them ,I've cut them down quite a lot but how low can I go to encourage a better shape ? Or should I ,you know ,TTA .
The first time I did a garden, I planted loads of annuals, then got really puzzled by the fact that it had all died back after the frosts! 2 or 3 seasons means 6-9 months, I guess, rather than 2-3 years?
Cuttings are a good idea! This reminds me that I need to do my osteospermums!