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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.  


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



Posted: 15/05/2013 at 10:39


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


Posted: 15/05/2013 at 10:36


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. 


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??????



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. 


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.

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