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Flower show

Posted: Today at 08:19

I want to enter some veg and flowers in the local show,not done it before so not sure how Any info would be good.

I would like to include Chard, runner beans and onions.

Dahlias, Zinias, and plants in pots.

the show spec States plants should be in 13cm pots,I'm old school,where do I measure how do I know?

Bugs on bonsai

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:43

If they are little black flies its sounds like scarifly,caused by the soil staying wet and poor drainage in the pot. If this is the case repot and improve drainage and fresh compost.


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:27

One would ask will the escallonia plants topple over in the winds if they are shallow rooted, how high do you intend to grow them?

Mystery Indoor Plant

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:52

Photo please

Geum sand Heuchera

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 09:41

Heucheras usually do this, you should carefully dig up the plant and plant it deeper it will root off the new stem.

dont know about Geums.

Gardeners world magazine

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 09:38

Just received my subscribers issue of Gardeners World magazine, I've subscribed for longer than I can remember and what a lovely  issue the August one is.

nice uncluttered cover with pictures of proplem solving to tempt you in.  I want to read it straight away but must keep that pleasure for later. What do others think or is it just me?

Please ID

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 13:08

I agree a tree seedling growing through a Skimmia.

ID please

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:50

Thanks nut you are usually right



Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:22

 In my front garden, the rose is a half standard flower carpet.

ID please

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:15

No Acanthus is behind it, the plant in question is like a Salvia but the leaves don't smell, it does have big leaves,


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