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Osteospurmum buds not opening

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:02
Thanks, Hefty, nice to know. I'm going to put mine in the garden when the rain stops! I can't see any new buds on them yet,

Osteospurmum buds not opening

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 14:29
Yes, thats exactly what's happened, so disappointed haven't fed them, but maybe they don't like the compost in the tub. Bought them at a charity bedding plant sale so just planted them up with marigolds in tubs, marigolds are ok but no flowers on the Osteospermums.

Osteospurmum buds not opening

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 20:13
labels were a bit vague (from a charity sale) they seem quite compact, but then that could be because they are confined to the tubs.

Osteospurmum buds not opening

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 19:31
Oops spelt it wrong too!
It's not every day I find I've been too kind to something, wonder if they would be better in the garden rather than a tub (which contains compost)

Osteospurmum buds not opening

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:24
I have 2 osteospurmum in tubs in sunny spot, they were full of flowers when I bought them and deadheaded them as soon as the flowers died.I was happy to see lots more flower buds coming but now instead of opening they seem to have dried up and gone brown. I have watered them regularly and the plants look OK, just no flowers, what went wrong? Thanks

Helping Solitary Bees - will they all nest in flower pots?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 21:35

Some of my tubes in my bee house have sealed ends but what happens next? Should I put it in the shed in the winter, then do I buy/make new tubes  for next year?

Thanks for any info

Growing veg with little space

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 23:37
I've been successful growing salad leaves in biscuit /sweet tins. I just make holes in the bottom (hammer and a nail) and kept high up avoids being nibbled by slugs


Posted: 06/03/2013 at 19:18
Many thanks for replying with really useful info.


Posted: 04/03/2013 at 20:56
Ok, thanks for info I was panicking I'd have too many all at once.
I MUST research before buying,
I MUST research before buying
I MUST research before buying
etc !!!!


Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:26
Impulse bought 2 lots of seed potatoes (buy 1 get 1 half-price!) 1 pack of early -Pentland Javelin and 1 pack of lates-Golden Wonder. Just reading the instructions I find the planting time is March and harvest time is June for both types.If this is correct how can they be early/late??
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