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Another id please

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 15:27

Not the happiest plant I've ever seen!!   I'd be inclined to cut back hard, feed lightly (more in Spring) as you don't need soft growth now, give it a mulch and start treating with love when it begins to shoot in Spring. 

Plant growing in my garden

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:02

Which it will, given half a chance!  Was horrified to see one of our local plant sellers offering this as a basket plant.  Now, it may well do good there, but you will be stuck with it for ever …  let's be honest, it is a weed.  However, if you like a weed then it no longer is one, you just need to control it.  Good luck with that.

I've got the dark leafed purple flowered violet - can't recall name - which arrived in a pot of something else, and is now one of the major weeds in our garden - ta lots!!

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:38

Aym, not placebo effect re Aloe Vera - excellent gel inside the leaves for minor burns, grazes etc., sterile inside until you break the leaf.  Very easy to propagate, everyone should have on in the kitchen for when the oven bites, or the iron flattens you instead of the shirt.  

Affordable planters

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:33

We went to a builders yard and got some sewer / manhole cover squares - about £10 each, extremely heavy - place on the ground, dig soil and add compost inside,  open ground for the plants to grow in, they look like big containers, and cannot be stolen - what's not to love?  Can be painted with masonry paint.  

Please help...what is this?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:30

Hear hear - the hawthorn will indeed come to no harm. 

What to plant in September?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:29

Suggest that yes, do plant daffodils and some other bulbs now if you want to, but not tulips - they really don't like being planted now - wait until October/November. 

not a plant i have ever seen b4

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:27

can be very pretty as long as they don't set seed and spread rather too much - why not wait and see if you like the full grown plant? 

flower id please?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:35

Wow, that really is a lovely shade of blue - I want some ……….

Indoor stargazer lillies.

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:34

Forward the ever useful tea-strainer!  I keep an old one (not the one with which you strain the Earl Grey!), into which I tap  the beetles.  Then I transport them to the path where I dance upon them - my neighbours have given up with my eccentricities.  I've grown lilies for many, many years and although lily beetles are indeed a pain, most lilies come through OK.   I have grown a couple of small lilies as a sacrificial crop to protect the larger ones.  We will see what happens this year.

Indoor stargazer lillies.

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 10:53

Put them in a pot or in the ground for outdoor flowering next year.  If you use a pot, ensure plenty of drainage, putting grit  under the bulbs before planting them.  Then let them rest.  Don't worry if they freeze hard, they don't mind that at all, but alot of wet will allow them to rot.  Stargazer is usually grown as a garden lily, so if you want it inside again, let it develop outside, then bring it in when it is about to flower.  Some of my lilies are many years old, treated in  much this way - good luck, and enjoy. 

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