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Latest posts by addict

The Bully and the Policeman

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 19:34

Brilliant Birdy absolutely brilliant!!!!!! Couldn't stop reading once I started even tho had million other things I should have been doing!


Plant identification

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 19:24

Cammassia scilloides perhaps


Tomato glut...

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 23:51

So jealous Zoomer 

Dry them, taste delicious and last for ages. Here is a site that tells you how plus some other ways of preserving but homemade dried toms are the best!!!!

Bug id please.

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 20:49

Wow what a fantastic looking insect and a useful one!

seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 20:46

Aha! When you said mexican hat plant on msg I thought you meant this one!

 I would love some seed of the one you meant!!!!! 


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:59
PaulaH wrote (see)

They are dodgy plastic shoes Peter!!!!  No, seriously, they are broken bits of terracotta pots or stones.  They allow the pot to drain more easily, you can use broken up polystyrene as well, it's not as heavy as terracotta.

Haha!!!! That was my immediate thought too 

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:57

Wow love it. Do like plants in big drifts like that and the hot colours with grasses. They just go together so well.

Growing organically from seed & container gardening

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:07

LOL  Maybe Stuey might consider digging bigger veg patch!

Growing organically from seed & container gardening

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:47
Deano's "Diggin It" wrote (see)

Slight contradiction to "Addicts" advise!



They take up a lot of room!




Um... that was the point Deano. He only has a tiny veg patch. If he grows them in the veg patch there will be no room for anything else and they take a long time before they are ready to harvest which means he can't plant anything else in there. Better to have a few in big containers so crops in veg patch can be harvested and other veg or more of the same planted.

BTW love your veg garden 

red spider mite

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:29

The easiest thing to do is put the plants outside for the summer. The predators can get at them then. Spraying anything on them in the conservatory would undoubtably scorch the leaves and affect the flowers because of the heat.

Wait for a rainy day. It will freshen them up too. 

Discussions started by addict

Salvia UFO

Need info! 
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Last Post: 09/08/2014 at 09:51

Flowering out of season

Always nice when it happens 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 21:36


Bent and need to replace 
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Not mine  
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Last Post: 12/08/2013 at 22:40


Lots of them! 
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Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 09:03

Black gooseberries

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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 09:21

Morning Forkers query

How do I get to the end?! 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 15:29

unknown shrub

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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 22:16

Elderflower cordial

Nows the season 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 08:09

What to plant

Hide dieback of snowflake foliage 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 21:33

Hello :)

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