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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:11


I have been growing two hibiscus plants indoors from a cutting I took in spain for about five years. They have grown really well and have really lovely flowers on them but this year they have been attacked by Aphids, and I have been battling to get rid of them.

The plants now are having lots of yellow leaves on them, despite growing some new ones.

I was thinking maybe I have overwatered them? but I dont want them to die, so if anyone has any ideas I would really welcome them.




Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:38
Is it ok to plant them out now do you think?

sweet peas and sunflowers

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:11
I have grown both sunflowers and sweet peas qhich are both growing well in pots in my greenhouse. I think though that they will soon have outgrown their pots. when is it safe to plant them out? I live in the midlands, and plan to plant thrm in the flower area of my relatively exposed allotment. thank you for your advice in anticipation


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:03
Il try that then, the problem is I'm wondering if it gets too hot in my greenhouse!


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:56
I will try.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:32

I thought they might be too warm so i moved them, and they have continued to die, and i also have reduced watering - to np avail


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 23:31
I posted using my phone so please excuse the errors in my previous post!


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 23:30
Hi, I posted on here a while back about my btussel sprout seedlings dying, well the same is happening to my kale and my purple sprouting! I sowed them as directed on the packet and they germinated, and have been growing away fine but just as they begin to grow their first true leaves they start to shrivel! I thought maybe my greenhouse was too warm but they have continued to die on my cool spare room windowsill! All three varieties of brassica are now on their way out and I'm at a loss as to what I've done wrong? Do you think its worth sowing more? Or shall i just buy plants? Any advice on growing or on what I've done would be gratefully recieved! e wrong would br gratefully

Brussell Sprouts

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:20


I have grown some brussell sprouts from seed, and they have grown really well, however they have now started to die! I kept them in the greenhouse, but I thought the sun might be scorching them so moved them to a cooler cold frame, but they have continued to die.

Any ideas what is wrong with them?



what is attacking my echinacea plant

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 06:59
Hi, Having watched an episode of gw last year where they looked at the national collection of echinacea, i went out and bought two plants, they died down over winter and are now starting to come back up, however, something is shredding the leaves, i have put slug pellets down so its not slugs! Any ideas?
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sweet peas and sunflowers

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why are my seedlings dying? 
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Brussell Sprouts

Why are my seedlings dying 
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what is attacking my echinacea plant

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lemon grass

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when to put in an unheated greenhouse 
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onions from seed

when should i transfer them. 
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Christmas tree

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when should i start my onions from seed?  
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Quince Tree

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