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EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:12

I'm just hoping that my white japanese anemones stay in their pot - they were evicted from the garden for bad behaviour. The pot is surrounded by concrete, so I'm hopeful....

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:07

They're great fun to watch - I had one in a pot plant a few years ago.

The chicks take a good while to hatch, so you'll have them for about 3-4 weeks. Enjoy!

Metal obelisk or willow wigwam for sweet peas?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:59

I would go for metal, too.

Don't buy the cheapest that you can find - pay a bit more and they'll last longer.

As an interim measure you could use a wigwam of bamboo canes, but you'll need to wrap string or a bit of netting around the wigwam to get the peas to climb well (or tie them in regularly).

Your favourite Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:54

I like the "ripple" series from T&M - "blue ripple" is an extremely good grower, and "fragrant ripples" is a lovely blend of colours and very nicely scented.

For whom do we garden .............

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:49

To keep the wildlife happy, of course

Can daffodils drown?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 10:10

Yes, I agree with nutcutlet. Some of mine have definitely drowned in the wet (good excuse to buy more!), but any survivors will be left to recover.

If your soil is normally very wet, you might want to consider raising your daffodils in a pot, if you can manage the watering.

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 00:56

I think you should think up some more garden jobs for him - he's obviously keen!

Pot bound house plant

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 00:46

The African violet will sulk if the roots are disturbed too much. Take some leaf cuttings as insurance - a healthy leaf plus its stem. These can be planted in a pot and covered with a plastic bag, or put in a glass of water until they produce roots and baby leaves.

A staghorn fern in a hanging basket.

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 22:29

Do you mean a solid plastic one? I would have thought so - there's nothing magic about a wire one. Just make sure it's a decent size.

Feeding Bulbs That Have Gone Over

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 20:01

You should plant them out immediately they've finished flowering. I know there's talk of cold shock and the frost harming them, but believe me, I've been doing this for years and all the bulbs have thrived - and my windowsills haven't been cluttered up with sad, dying, bulbs. Feed with a high potash fertilizer outside.

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