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New Gardening TV Show

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 11:20

In all the ears of watching TV programmes about gardening I cannot remember one being dedicated to indoor plants. House plants or Conservatory ones that is, not greenhouse ones.

Not that it would be any good to us as we have not got any.

Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:59

No, sorry, just see the flash of red berries when we go past.

There is also a mixed coloured,low hedge of this in Oswestry which is a fairly cold part of the West Midlands, so it should be ok in any aspect in the I.O.M.

Dopey question for the day...

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:56

Leaves wrong for Celandine and even with the mild weather ours is only just beginning to show leaves.

Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:01

There is a fabulous Pyracantha free standing hedge on the side of a road we often drive along.near to Bridgemere Garden Centre, so I suppose that it is possible. Problem as far as I can see is that it is terribly prone to Fireblight, so could succumb if there is any in the area,

Has anyone made their own greenhouse staging?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 20:43

My staging is made from concrete block walls with 3 feet by 2 feet paving slabs  laid horizontally on top. But then, my staging has to support a rock garden.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/Berghill/IdeasAH/greenhouse006.jpg

If you then scroll through the images you will come to the next set of benches which are paving slabs laid on fencepost legs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/Berghill/IdeasAH/075.jpg

Sorry cannot get the images to show directly.

 

 

On a positive note

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:03

Definitely when the very expensive plant which died upon planting, suddenly throws up new shoots from the roots which were not dug out.

Greenfly - In January!!!

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 15:31

Very large aphids which are slightly on the grey side and found on Lupins could be American Lupin aphids. We had to give up growing these plants because we never could get rid of the pests and the plants did not thrive. We don't spray either, but I think in this case I would use an eco-friendly insecticide, say something like a plant based horticultural soft soap.

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 12:44

Only those things I put up pictures of for Christmas, nothing much else beside Iris Lady Stanley.

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:18

How many flowers on a plant constitutes ;in flower;?

Plant ID

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 15:16

Platycodon perhaps. There are white forms.

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