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Latest posts by BILLYC

Tomato Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 17:29

lazy gardener - Sorry I'm a complete novice. Don't understand `don't want to grow any higher`.Wont the plant continue to grow higher till I pinch out centre stem????

Impatiens (Busy Lizzies)

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 17:23

lazy gardener - Surely they must bear some responsibility if they KNOWINGLY sell a faulty product be it a washing machine or a Busy Lizzy? I have no idea whether plants are diseased or not until they begin to grow. Or more than likely not grow at all.

Impatiens (Busy Lizzies)

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 16:12

I have planted out 200 Impatiens (Busy Lizzies) bought from Tesco's. I have since discovered that Busy Lizzies (Not New Guinea variety) are diseased. Is this true? Or has disease been eradicated? If diseased should Tesco be allowed to sell them? Not necessarily on a legal basis but knowing they are diseased plants.

Tomato Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 15:55

I am growing a Alicante tomato plant indoors on a window ledge. The plant is about 2 feet high. At what height should I pinch out top of plant? Remember that it is growing indoors.  

Geraniums

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 11:34

Thanks everyone who replied. But unfortunately I still don`t know exactly how to `pinch out`. No worries I will experiment.

Thanks again

 

Geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 10:39

Lyn,

Thanks, no intention of planting out at moment. Will wait to end of May or thereabouts.

Geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 10:36

Gold1locks

Thanks for your reply. Grown in pots some in limited light.(but can be moved periodically) What do you mean by `if necessary`? Do I pinch out the main central stem or something else? Sorry I`m a complete amateur. 

Geraniums

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:06

I am about to plant out geranium bedding plants which are about 3 inches high. Every time I grow geraniums they end up straggly & leggy. Should I pinch out plants now or wait till plants are more established?

Please could someone explain in detail how you actually pinch out geraniums as this is very confusing. Do you pinch out the centre or what & how tall should the plant be be when you do it??????

Thanks 

WHY DOESN'T MY HONEYSUCKLE FLOWER?

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 10:56

I had a honeysuckle for many years. It grew very vigorously producing hundreds of buds but not one flower. Eventually I dug it up.

I am about to plant a new honeysuckle. Can anyone explain why the first honeysuckle never flowered? What, if anything, did I do wrong? And some advice on planting this new plant to avoid what happened the first time.  Thanks. 

LAWN CARE

Posted: 24/03/2012 at 11:08

Is there a weed killer available that will kill couch grass in the lawn without harming other grasses? I personally have never heard of one.

Discussions started by BILLYC

PETUNIAS

Correct Deadheading 
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Last Post: 27/06/2015 at 12:14

TAYBERRIES

Advice about growing Tayberries 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 15:27

Over Wintered Dahlias

When should these plants so signs of life? 
Replies: 15    Views: 456
Last Post: 01/05/2015 at 19:31

Overwintered Dahlias

How do you know if these plants are dead or alive? 
Replies: 15    Views: 639
Last Post: 10/04/2015 at 18:04

Rhododendron Problem

Two Plants One Problem 
Replies: 0    Views: 174
Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 11:47

Overwintering Dahlias

Advice needed 
Replies: 8    Views: 1731
Last Post: 23/04/2015 at 14:51

Fuchsia Cutting

Problems With Cuttings 
Replies: 7    Views: 596
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 20:09

FUCHSIAS

Cuttings 
Replies: 2    Views: 506
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 08:43

Advice Needed

Dahlias 
Replies: 3    Views: 374
Last Post: 13/06/2014 at 11:33

Advice Needed

Fuchsia Cuttings 
Replies: 10    Views: 548
Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 11:44

Bedding Plants

Verbena & Dahlia 
Replies: 1    Views: 367
Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 11:17

DIANTHUS

Overwintering 
Replies: 3    Views: 1264
Last Post: 25/09/2013 at 09:02

HONEYSUCKLE

Black leaves. 
Replies: 1    Views: 494
Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 15:19

MICHAELMAS DAISY

What's wrong with this plant? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1065
Last Post: 29/08/2013 at 09:44

BUSY LIZZIES

Busy Lizzie Virus 
Replies: 1    Views: 544
Last Post: 02/08/2013 at 13:04
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