Angela at 27

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Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:52

Question regarding using your own compost. I'm always left wondering when Monty Don uses his own in pots; doesn't it have to be sterilised? Surely it's full of weed seeds, slug eggs etc.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:43

Hi art jack, it's called Garland Grow Light Garden on Amazon and is £71.73. Hope this helps.



Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:33

Oh sorry art jack, only just noticed your post.  It's dark now so don't want to go out now.  Will see if I can see a link to a similar one.  Mine was a Christmas present last year.



Posted: 06/03/2014 at 21:37

For most of the seeds you mention the conditions to get them to germinate are not too critical so long as its warm enough and most houses are.  As somebody else has said, its what happens after they've germinated that is critical.  If you don't have plenty of light they will grow very tall and weedy looking.  I've got an unheated box with a light in the hood and its really brilliant. You can artificially lengthen the day with a timer.  Last year was my first experience of it and I can't wait to get going with this year's plants.


Talkback: How to plant lily bulbs in a pot

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 21:19
Is it OK to plant Turks Cap Lilies into their permanent place in a border this early in the year? i.e. March.

Cuttings - Pelagonium 'BlackMagic'

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 23:56

Thank you so much Mark.  That's a great help

Vine weevil evil :-(

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 21:22

Somebody mentioned a salt water soak and I would have thought that would completely contaminate the soil so that nothing could grow.  However, does anybody know if just standing a container in a bowl of water for a day would cause the vine weevil to drown?  It certainly works for ants and wood lice.

Cuttings - Pelagonium 'BlackMagic'

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:43

Hi, I took my cuttings in early August and they are all well rooted.  However, I left them out close to the house thinking to bring them in when it looked like frost.  (Not had any of that yet).  However, I noticed the  other day that one has rotted off - presumably with the excessive rain.  So now they are in my garden room (minimum temp 5C) and I'm not sure how to proceed.  I've just washed the tops  to get rid of some greenfly and repotted them in fresh soil.  So, my question is: how much heat - given that they've been used to being outside?  (My mother in law took cuttings of the same plants later than me and kept them in the house from day 1 where they are growing away like mad).

Adult vine weevil

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 01:06

Well, I don't have any house plants other than an orchid bought recently.  I do have pots close to the house though.  Right next to a double glazed window Put there for shelter.

Adult vine weevil

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 16:03

Help!  These things are taking over my life.  I've no house plants that could be giving shelter to this.  Is it normal for them to try overwintering in houses?  It was alive and well and half way up a door frame

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Cuttings - Pelagonium 'BlackMagic'

How to bring them in? 
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Adult vine weevil

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Tree roots with reference to drains

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Is this a ladybird?

Strange beetle on my French lavender 
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