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Talkback: How to force amaryllis bulbs for Christmas

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:53
Ikea have some crackin ones and only £3.50 each.

Talkback: Top lawn care tips

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 14:54
Apparently its the female dogs urine which is most potent for lawns and causes scorching.
I read somewhere that adding tomato sauce to your dogs food helps to neutralize the chemical that destroys the grass.

Hyacinth care after flowering in water vases

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:01
Many thanks for the helpful advice Forester2 and Dove.
I was wondering if a liquid feed in the water vase after flowering might be beneficial until the leaves are gone before I plant them outside. I might try feeding half the bulbs and leave the others in just water and see if there's a difference when they reappear in the garden next year.

Hyacinth care after flowering in water vases

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:33
My forced hyacinths flowered nicely in water vases and now I've cut off the flowering stem and left the leaves intact still in the vases. How do I maximise the chances of them flowering again next year? Do I need to use a liquid feed to help the nutrients go back to the bulb or just leave until the leaves go yellow and then plant outside. I have read that its not possible to reuse the same bulbs for subsequent years in water vases so plan to put them in the garden at some point.

Talkback: Attract wildlife to your garden pond

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:37
They could possibly be snail eggs.
Newt eggs tend to be laid singly with one black dot in the middle of each blob of jelly. Often the newts will curl the pond leaf around the egg for protection.
Its still a bit early for newt eggs although it has been quite spring-like this winter.
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