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Cutting back osteospermums

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:37

Last year I bought some osteospermums which flowered all through summer... And winter... And are now growing again! They weren't anything fancy, just from b&q. Im quite happy to keep them going as I like the colour, only problem is that they have kinda flopped forward, and are hanging over the edge of the trough.

Can they be cut back or is this not a good idea, especially as they are flowering?

Check out your greenhouse.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 17:25

Don't forget your plastic greenhouses too! I've lost all my seedlings thanks to a couple of frisky snails climbing up inside.

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 12:02

I hate snails! And slugs.... And mosquitos.

little gits have been in my greenhouse again! All my climbing petunias are gone and the rest of the lobelia and verbena. Looks like I'll either be down the garden centre or buying new seeds...

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 22:53

So I found the culprit, a teeny weeny baby snail! And yes it got lobbed into next door, but gently cos it's only a baby 

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 21:33

Actually I did find a couple of bigger snails last week having a go at a geranium I also had in there (on the third shelf!). They duly got lobbed but I suppose they could have left me a gift of babies!

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 21:30

Oh I'm glad it's not just me that lobs snails! Mine go over the fence into next doors (it's a weed infested hovel btw!). My attitude is munch on her weeds not my expensive plants.

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:22

Somethings been at my seedlings! i put them in the garden wednesday for a drink a spot of sunbathing, and then popped them into my plastic greenhouse. I've just checked them & something's eaten all the leaves on them! I've just got stalks left...

Its munched half my zinnias & had a good go at four tomato seedlings and my petunias... The next cells along are fine! 

Is there any hope for the leafless ones or should I jettison them?

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:03

Love my boys! Floyd is just daft & fetches me in leaves. Hendrix is more "spirited" and is very nosey! His favourite spot in the garden is usually where he shouldn't be, like curled up for a snooze on top of my plastic greenhouse, or inside it! They both love lying under the acers watching the bird feeders... I'm sure the robin torments them.

And as for that nonsense that cats don't toilet in their own territory? I can assure you they do!


Simple question alert!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 18:35

Ooh thank you! Will take a look around this weekend & see what plants I can find!

Simple question alert!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:17

Sorry to hijack, but as someone who LOVES raspberry jam, can canes be grown in a pot?

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