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Ask Alan

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:24

Flora that is the best question so far,but judging by the time you posted a few big glasses of wine must have been consumed 

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:13

How about keeping them indoors? A lot of people have house cats with litter trays indoors,at least you will be able to train them and keep an eye on them.

Ask Alan

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:09

I would like to ask him if he has any ideas for low maintenance,all year round plant pot displays for all aspects.

Don't get me wrong I love my tulips and crocuses at this time of year but it is a pain to empty,segregate and start over with the summer display. I recently purchased a big urn to brighten up a shady spot,I have some primulas,daffs and snowdrops in their at the moment. I think I will put a Japanese anemone and grass in here in summer,but once again I will have to swap. Am I being lazy or is there an easier way?

This next question isn't necessarily for Alan,but does anybody know how to get a plant named after someone without being the creative artist? My wife is ill and I think she would like it.

nerine bowdenii

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:37

Just bought myself some nerine bowdenii,in fact lots of,and was wondering how to get the best out of them. I have seen some flowering in gardens for a couple of months and I would love to recreate this.

What depth,soil conditions,position should they be planted in? I have seen some crowded with their necks out,but wouldn't this harm them as they are south African in origin?

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Lidl

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:29

Check out the bulbs on offer,two packs for £4. I got a few packs of nerine.

These would normally cost a lot more else where. Go on treat yourself.

Bargain much cheapness!

Seed swap

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 23:45

Around about now people will be starting to sow seeds and having a clear out of old seed packets or seeds of plants that they have lots of. So let's put them out there/here for people to pick and choose and swap.

By the way has anybody got any sanguisorbia? I revisited a GW show from last autumn and some of these look amazing.

Seed swap

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:26

Are they trees?

I don't think I have enough room or the patience for seed grown trees. Thanks anyway

Seed swap

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 19:36

Thank you for your replies. Happy new year to all.  Nut I think that was me. It's exciting  to see seedlings this time of year,I've got some hellebores coming up they might have been from you but I have had lots of seeds from lots of generous people last year so I can't keep track.

Has anybody got any seeds that I can sow now for cold germination,or any suggestions?

Seed swap

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:07

I have sown some cow parsley in September,should it have started to come up yet or will it be spring?

My soil is still bare and I was wondering if anybody else had some seeds as a contingency plan?

chickens! should i get some?

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 12:28

Thanks

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advice please to prevent this problem 
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growing light advice

buying 2nd hand 250w light 
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rooting cut flowers.what to do?

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

anybody got any photos like this? 
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plant id

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plant id please

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what caterpillar is doing this and why?

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plant id

is it ammi majus or a perennial or ? 
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English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

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

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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

i don't need to sound silly but...

i don't know when to prick out grass? 
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