bizzybee 2

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questions about plants

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:07

Thanks Tetley.  I think maybe the patch of soil is big enough to keep an eye on the spread of the Ceratostigma, so I've decided to give it a go. 


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:02

Definitely a fox.  We get this on our lawn now and again as foxes live in the woods behind our house.

Nerrines not good in pots but great in garden

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 12:56

Yes, with tomato feed.

Nerrines not good in pots but great in garden

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 20:00

Hi all

My bright pink nerrines are full off flowers in the garden, but the ones in pots have hardly flowered.  I thought they might be planted at the wrong depth and searched for info, but it conflicts.  One site says the bulbs should be above the soil a bit, and another says the soil should cover the bulb.  Help please. (They are planted in gritty compost).  

Blood Fish and Bone``

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 19:47

Don't use BF&B if you have dogs - they will do anything to get at it and eat it!  I dug mine in well, but they dug down and still ate it.

questions about plants

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 19:03

Thanks so much nutcutlet, I won't risk it.  It's very pot-bound so I'll just re-pot it and not feed it.  I wanted a small blue-flowered plant that's clump-forming really, I will have to carry on the search.  Everything grows taller and wider than expected in my garden, as it was a field before and the soil is too good!


questions about plants

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 18:30

Just identified it as Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides.  It's about 12ins tall and has beautiful autumn colour.  I want to plant it between other clump forming plants, and don't want anything that it going to come up in the middle of them.

questions about plants

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 17:56


I've just turned over a patch of soil and have a Plumbago in a pot which I would like to plant there.  It filled the pot VERY quickly so I'm wondering if it's invasive, and how hardy it is.  I live in North Wales.


What kind of garden injuries have you had

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:27

I was up a small ladder putting wood preserver on the shed when the ladder wobbled and I fell between it and the shed onto the concrete, breaking my wrist.  Also, as I landed my neck connected with a cane which nearly went through my jaw (now have a scar under my chin).  I had a telling off from the hospital consultant, who told me never to go up a ladder when I was on my own.  He'd had a patient who fell when building a treehouse and broke both ankles.  He was on his own and died of hyperthermia.  Lesson learnt!


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:15

I wouldn't use bonemeal if you have dogs.  Mine went mad for it and I had to put string round everything I'd treated!

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Nerrines not good in pots but great in garden

What's wrong with my nerrines? 
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questions about plants

Plumbago question 
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What is this ground cover plant?

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Lilies - Overwintering in pots

Care of lilies in winter 
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Climbers - Mandevilla and Sundavilla

Just bought these 2 climbers. Haven't come across them before but was drawn to the white Mandevilla and red Sundaville. Are these climbers easy to grow? Are they perennial? How large do they get? 
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