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terrarium planting from seed

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 11:41

Could any anyone give me any expert advice please! I wish to purchase some sort of terrarium kit that contains seeds and all the planting products for a terrarium that I can send to my daughter through the post. She has a glass bowl ready for contents.As not being an expert  has anyone purchased any products that have proved a success. Many Thanks!

Talkback: Choosing nutrients for your plants

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 14:01

Well I am trying to grow a nice thick hedge with them, right near to a mature  oak tree, so anything I can give to them to encourage growth is very welcome!

Talkback: Choosing nutrients for your plants

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 13:51
What is best feed for a laurel hedge?

Improving condition of lawn

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:15

I have a lawn which is situated two thirds under the canopy of a Large oak so it doesn't get much sun, and the soil is quite sticky and heavy . I do manage to get a reasonable lawn when we get  a fairly dry spring and summer, but what can i do to it to improve the quality of it without literally digging it up and replacing with a better top soil.

What plant is this please?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:44

There is an Artemisia Dracunculus that looks similar.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:18

I have lavatera in the front of my garden which has different shaped leaves and woodier stems to this, but I think it must be perhaps another variety maybe, thanks for all your suggestions, as Lyn says I think it is time to pull it up now as it has not produced any nice flowers.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:29

 this is all it has on its stem

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:27

I have looked up a mallow and it does look a little similar but I have had no flowers at all which I suppose is possible but would have expected it to have a mass of flowers, as it is in a sunny spot. Also it doesn' t seem to have any burrs on it either, still none the wiser really, but it is nice to have suggestions.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:20

It is nearly 5 foot tall as well, which is why it is a little bit mysterious. Have looked up the shoo fly plant and it doesn't look the same, and even the pelargoniums look different leaves.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:17

 There is a close up of the leaf if it helps

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