Latest posts by Bookertoo


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:22

Gee, I do hate Tesco and all its doings - how do they get back in profit when they abuse the climate, the environment, their customers and their staff!

Seed tray covers in greenhouse

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:19

… especially if you have mice in the g/house - my trays have been devastated this year, beans, peas, sweet peas etc. - on third sowing now with lids tied on!!


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:18

….  and don't forget to remove the old leaves when the new growth begins.  I've had mine now for several years, and found that it did take time before they settled and flowered well - how long have yours been in?  They do relish some shade it is true, when happy they will seed about quietly. 

Dracaena marginata ~ Soggy stem and drooping

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 17:53

I'd be inclined to remove the top stem, the smaller one will catch up in time, I think it doubtful the top part will recover, and it may keep the smaller piece back.  Whatever you do, good luck

More haste.......

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 17:51

Steve 309  -  yes, but I guess no-one has left the room or applied a clothes peg to their noses when you enter, so it's OK. 

Dracaena marginata ~ Soggy stem and drooping

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:07

Ahh, have you given it a very much bigger pot than that in which it came?  Most plants do not respond well to over potting, best to go up a small stage at a time.  To my eye it looks thoroughly overwatered.

More haste.......

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:05

we've all done it to some degree - and the results can be funny or very much not so  - elderly friend ended up in A&E having used nail polish instead of eye shadow!   

Luckily we often spot it before it is done - however, as a small child I threw my mothers favourite  little knife into the fire instead of the chestnut skins - she was not happy.

Planted petunias expecting them to club a fence and had some surprising baskets with canary creeper in them.

Grape hyacinths

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:01

I very much agree with the above - verges etc. would benefit greatly.

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 13:39

Of course you do - you're supposed to!  As long as you don't expect your flowers or veggies to look exactly like that!   Some of the filters used must be very expensive to make colours appear as they do.

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 11:53

Some are very good, especially the specialist surgeries.The ones that give bright pictures of plants that neither flower nor live together are frequently a waste of money.  

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