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Growing basil indoors

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 20:30

I'm sure you are correct Fairygirl regarding those I have bought in, but the  ones my friends (who are good gardeners) have been done well, and theirs are fine!  I get them home and that is that, poor things. I've even tried the bush basil kind, but they don't go either - and even ones I have grown from seed do fine till they are big enough to realise where they are, then it's all over!!  Thank you for trying all of you, I'll give it another go in due time. 

Growing basil indoors

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:40

Anything is possible Bob tG, but even when I buy well grown plants from anywhere and keep them in a good place, they just look around and die!  I think it is just a case of the basil curse - I tend to be mean with watering most things, but if they are very keen on dryness then maybe - I expect I shall kill a few more next year, and maybe one year I'll have a surprise and one will live and well get to eat it. 

Shooting wildlife for fun

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:35

We had an episode of this a few years ago - once they were spoken to by the law it stopped thank goodness - I early don't think it occurred to them to wonder where the pellets went!  Hope you have good results too. 

Crocus Ard Schenk bulbs already sprouting - can I still plant them?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:30

Yes, go for it, but watch out for squirrels if you have them in your area - ours just love crocus bulbs - well nearly any bulbs really, but especially crocus.  Lots of pyracantha and holly trimmings deters them somewhat. 

Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:28

My friend who lives about three miles away from me, has these as an invasive weed  for may years - she has given me dozens of bagsfuls, and I have just about got them to take!  Who knows the reason why they will run in one garden and ignore anther - bit like lily of the valley for that. 

Indoor Plant

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:26

There is a good reason why people joke about aspidistras living forever in a dark corner, they will survive no end of neglect and cold.  Mind, they do a great deal better with a bit of TLC instead!

Magnolia berries

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:24

Please do tell if you are successful, it would be pretty impressive and we'd love to know. 

Mystery Plant arrived in my garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:23

Birds are the usual suspects when plants like that arrive uninvited.  It can be a good thing though, my snowdrops have spread to all sorts of places I would not have put them thanks to birds eating the seeds.  We have a road information sign outside our driveway, and there is now a lovely big patch of snowdrops under there where the birds sit and digest supper!!

Growing basil indoors

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:20

I just wish I could grow basil at all!  My friends have given me so many plants over the years, besides the seeds I have tried to grow for myself, but basil takes one look at me and dies!  

Pot size advice please

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:19

That looks very good, so presuming your trees are on dwarfing root stock they should do well.  Are you going to train them into a fan or some such?   As they are still very young you may want to think abut some winter protection for this year - maybe wrap the pots in paper and hessian or something like that.  You don't want the baby roots to freeze in their first winter.  A good mulch on top of the compost will help too, besides keeping the roots warm and stopping some of the weeds germinating - or at least making them easier to pull out if they do get in there. 

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