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Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 11:39

Thanks for all the info.

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 11:55

Oh my giddy aunt - Sounds like a Triffid - Aren't you worried that it might try to eat you?!!

 

Thanks for info - so glad to find someone who knows about these. Garden Centres seem to look on them as just a novelty and tell me to read the labels.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 15:06

Lunar Calender 19th - 27th June

Sorry for gap - Been away unexpectedly..

19/20/21June Leaf Days  Cut and dry herbs. Sow Chinese Lettuce and Endive. renew sowing of lettuce using varieties that are happy in hot weather. In preference grow in shade.

22/23 June Fruit Days Sow more cucumbers and courgettes. Water well when growing well without wetting leaves.

24/25/26 June Root Days Sow beetroot/winter radish and swede.

27/28 June Flowers Prune shrubs whose flowers have nearly finished. Plant out broccoli sown 21/22 May

 

Happy gardening

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 14:22

Hi treehugger. Thank you so much for letting me know this - I did wonder when and if they gave up! Will tell Boots the Cat to stop interfering! What would you recommend as a third choice to add to the range?

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:59

Hi treehugger - According to the labels I have one Sarracenia which has swallowed 2 houseflies today and one Dionaea which seems to prefer mini flies and midges! Boots the Bengal sniffed the latter this morning and was shocked to feel it close up around his whiskers - not a happy cat!!

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:37

Books don't seem to mention what they need, and Garden Centres useless so thanks for advice. I am using pond water which they love. Will now pot on. They say you need three different varieties in kitchen to be effective - I bought 2 to start with any ideas for a third? I have one big bottle shaped one (the one to re-pot) and 1 classic venus fly trap. I've seen some sticky ferny one's - any good

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:33

Great news - Thank you, will get out the GIANT pruners, my white broom The Bride were stunning again this year, but I really don't want 10million babies!!

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:13

When is the best time to prune broom and how hard do I prune it. Seed heads forming now and bushes a good 2 metres wide (1 metre high) and only 2yrs old. Did not touch them last year but now they are taking over despite being stunning when in flower.

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:11

I have just bought 2 insect eating plants to munch up the flies in the kitchen. They are thriving, and no flies around at last. But - one is too big for its pot. What sort of soil do I use to transplant it. I thought aquatic soil because the plants rest in water all the time, but not sure. All advice welcome.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 15:52

Lunar Calender 10th - 17th June 2014

10/11th June Flower Days Thin sowing of cauliflowers and broccoli.

12/13th June Leaf Days Blanche Chicory Thin lettuces and mixed salad seedlings. Prick out Brussel Sprouts and Autumn Cabbages

14th June Fruit Day After 11.59am (OK Midday!) Sow French and Runner Beans and pop in some Nasturtioms at the end of the rows to attract blackfly. Sow 4/5 grains of sweetcorn in pockets at 1ft intervals.

15th June No gardening before 9.30am otherwise as per 14th.

16/17th June Root Days Sow Chicory and more carrots.

Anyone compared methods yet between traditional and Moon gardening?

Happy Gardening.

 

Discussions started by biofreak

Broom

Pruning 
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Insect Eating Plants

What soil to use 
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Will fruit hold? 
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Dividing Plants? 
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Prevention 
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To mix or not to mix? 
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Can I get new covers? 
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Robins

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Rose Pruning

Could I prune now? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:37

Brussel Sprouts

Growing in Pots? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 15:18

Swedes & Turnips

Is it worth persevering? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 15:20

Potatoes

Growing in Bags 
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