Latest posts by Bex2012

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Advice on planting agapanthus

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:22

Just to warn you that you may not get flowers this year (but you may know that already!). I planted some bare roots two years ago & am yet to get flowers. Hopefully this year!

LONICERA tatarica

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:36


Was this plant one of the ones from the pound shop? Apologies if it wasn't, it's just that I had one from there with a very similar name, and it was the most boring plant ever! It grew well (bit too well actually), but other than that it did nothing. There may have been berries, but I don't recall any flowers. Think I left it in for three years, got fed up, & dug it up! My garden is too small for non-performers!

Evergreen jasmine - when to prune?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 19:39

I dont think it was indoors, it was definitely in their garden all year round & climbed up the fence in summer. Looking at the rhs website, I think it's a star jasmine. I've had a winter jasmine & it looked nothing like this.

Evergreen jasmine - when to prune?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 16:12

My lovely neighbours moved and gifted me an evergreen jasmine.

It needs repotting desperately, as it's in a small pot but is probably about 4.5ft high. It's not got a great shape to it, bits are bent & broken off. I'm going to try and repot it tomorrow, but when (or should I?) give it a prune? It has finished flowering.

is there such thing as a cherry tomatoe BUSH?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:50

I don't have a greenhouse, so my toms have to take their chances outdoors! I literally put the pots into the trough & left them to it. They are against a cream fence which gets late morning/afternoon sun, so they do get heat.

is there such thing as a cherry tomatoe BUSH?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 16:00

I've grown suttons "sweet and neat" this year, which is a bush tomato. I don't eat them whole, but my OH has been munching them like sweeties! I put in two plants, and the other day I picked over 1lb of fruit, with more ripening as we speak. 

Plastic boxes to overwinter?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:38

They are outdoor bedding geraniums, I know they take a while to get going when sown from seed, but these are crazy slow! I've also got some huecheras and erysimum cuttings that need to grown on.

Plastic boxes to overwinter?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:43

I've got a load of cuttings and exceptionally slow growing geraniums that I think I'll have to overwinter. All I have is one of those mini greenhouses. Do you think using clear plastic boxes (the type you get in pound stretcher or ikea) would work as a DIY cold frame? I'm thinking maybe some bubblewrap or polystyrene on the bottom would help with insulation.

Coprosma Pacific Sunset

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:25

I have one and I love it! The colouring on the leaves this year was fantastic, and I actually got some small flowers. I did lose a couple of stems to frost when I first got it, but it seems ok now. I don't think I've ever given it any special treatment over winter.

Growing Isotoma from seed

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:40

Fell in love with (and bought) an isotoma from the garden centre, which I understand is a long-flowering annual. I've never seen these ever before, and understand you can grow them yourself. Has anyone ever grown these from seed & can give me some tips?


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Evergreen jasmine - when to prune?

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Aww man! Seedlings...

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Cosmos seedlings

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Where will I put them all?

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Cytisus plant - will it recover?

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Ants in vegetable bags

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