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Latest posts by cotty1000

growing light advice

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:48

I am going to buy a growing light with reflector for my small outbuilding room. I've not used one before,so any advice would be gratefully received. I am planning on using a timer and grow flowers in there with an oil radiator for warmth.

rooting cut flowers.what to do?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:22

I bought some lovely chrysanthemum cut flowers and they've started rooting! I've changed  the water regularly,but other than that what can I do to keep these going and eventually put them in the garden.


should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:59

I did this trying to dig up a 7 foot (triffid) cardoon.

I need a new fork,what make is best and what is the best value?

Buy cheap,you buy twice!


plant id

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:19

Thanks. I might  pull it up as it is blocking my view of prettier plants. I am always chopping and changing my garden. 

plant id

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:18

It smells like a mixture of cinnamon and rosemary!


plant id

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 10:38

I thought I grew this but it is starting to look like a weed,I am going on holiday for two weeks and I don't want it self seeding while I am away.

On an another note I am annoyed as I am going to miss some of my agapanthus coming into flower.


Seed swap

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:43

 I am looking forward to seed swapping for next year. I have really got into sweet peas,cutting them and bringing them indoors for everyone to enjoy.

plant id please

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 18:01

 Oops,doing too many things at once. Sorry.

plant id please

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:14

I think I inherited this and it has never flowered. Do I keep or compost. Looks similar to a day Lily but should be in flower now.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:17

I have an astrantia that wasn't doing very well in my garden,it hadn't grown and the leaves were a bit brown and straggly. So I have dug it up and put it in a pot to give it some tlc. It is away from slugs and in plain sight so I can water it and so forth. Try this method but don't get rid as some plants will come back next year.

Discussions started by cotty1000

how do I get a perfect lawn like green fingers?

from the shops. 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 09:51

dampening off

advice please to prevent this problem 
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Last Post: 05/03/2015 at 19:56

growing light advice

buying 2nd hand 250w light 
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Last Post: 15/02/2015 at 17:03

rooting cut flowers.what to do?

care for chrysanthemums 
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Last Post: 15/02/2015 at 13:38

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

anybody got any photos like this? 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 08:17

plant id

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 12:48

plant id please

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Last Post: 15/07/2014 at 18:33

what caterpillar is doing this and why?

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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 17:03

plant id

is it ammi majus or a perennial or ? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 16:51

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 20:00

how long should i put astrantia seeds in the fridge before sowing?

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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 19:59

plant id

is this tree worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 10:31

is spring the best season?

tulips and beautiful colour 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 16:32

plant swap

anybody interested in a regional plant swap? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2014 at 21:25

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

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Last Post: 17/04/2014 at 14:05
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