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Posted: 29/12/2017 at 09:52

Thank you very much for all of your advice!! I will certainly  pot it up and look after it. Fingers crossed for next year! Do i pot it with the bulb slighly out if the compost or does it have to be completely beneath the compost?


Posted: 28/12/2017 at 10:10

this is what it looks like


Posted: 28/12/2017 at 08:07

It is currently not in any type of compost, should I pot it up?


Posted: 27/12/2017 at 23:25

I have today purchased an amarylis bulb that was reduced in a supermarket. It has clearly not flowered as it has been kept in the shop for too long. It is in a vase with some moss and pine cones. I have read previously that it is possible to get them to flower again. Could anyone advise me how to care for the bulb, and how to coax it into flower again. 

I have no problem waiting for it to grow again, as it was rwduced from £15 to £2. And to be honest i hate to think of plants being thrown away!

Christmas tree

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 18:05


After Christmas I had a free packet of seeds for Christmas tree's on a magazine, having followed the instructions I have got one little tree which has germinated. It is currently on my kitchen window sill but I am not sure what to do with it now? Any hints or tips gratefully received. 

Bay Tree

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 16:59

Great - thank you very much!

Bay Tree

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 16:34


Over winter I moved my potted bay tree into the greenhouse, to protect it from winter cold. However I have recently noticed that there is some black spots on the leaves, I moved it outside, thinking free flowing air around it would help if it is a fungal infection. Despite this it seems to be getting worse. Has anyone got any ideas what it is and how I could treat it. 

Many thanks



Posted: 26/10/2015 at 22:50
Il do that, thank you for your advice!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 20:55
Thank you, so do I not water it at all over winter?


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 19:53
I bought a cana from wikinsons, reduced to 50p. ive potted it up and its starting to grow. should i bring it into the greenhouse over winter? I like the idea of gettting a good plant so cheaply!
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