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advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:00

sorry mmp. never saw your post. My strawberry plants outside the front dont appear to have grown at all. is this usual? i thought i may have seen a little growth by now?


advice for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:43

Hi all, thanks for all the suggestions. I have put a clemitis in place of the escolina red carpet and i have moved the plant to the right of the olive tree(i did suggest repotting to my fiancee who was not keen) and made room for another climber in the middle.

I will post pictures hopefully in the summer with the results.

p.s it has just started snowing where i am. will the clemitis in the ground be ok?


advice for newbie

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 12:27
Hi all. U have given something to think about. Thanks for the suggestions. I will let you know if I go ahead with it.

Lavender query

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 06:20

ok that sounds fine, i thought it may have been something bad. There starting to poke there heads through so i look forward to posting some updates soon.

thanks for the tip.

Lavender query

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 03:16

Hi all

Im growing lavender for my garden, im raising them from seed. Im pleased to say quite a few are starting to germinate. I read somewhere that lavender doesnt grow true from seed. what does this mean?

any tips too to make my lavender sucessful


advice for newbie

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 02:59

Thanks both for your replies.

I believe the cyclamen is an outdoor variety as it was outside in the garden centre when i bought it. If that is true about the winter flowering only I will remove them out of that planter so i can put some summer flowers in there and perhaps move it into another pot waiting for winter again. Is this a good idea and anything i'd need to do look after during this time.

disco dave, I didnt realise that male puppies had sufficent levels of nitrogen to damage plants/grass(thats what this website told me) he likes going out the front garden on my rhoderdendron plant which is a lot more resilient and needs cutting back anyway so im going to encourage him to do that more.

with regards to the red escalonia, I foresee a change, i dont think its right for my border, I want something that grows up generally rather than across the floor like that. any ideas.

the bottom pics are the plants i have in my border already


advice for newbie

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 01:47

 Hi All,


can you please help me with the above.

first pic is a escalonia red carpet, i made the mistake of not planting it dead centre. the branches grow towards the light making my error more obvious as it leaves a large gap between the next plant. also i pruned in autumn and made a right mess. can i salvage this plant?

2nd plant is a hebe, i noticed today the leaves are dying a bit. I can only think perhaps its my pup(male) weeing on it. could it be this and anything I can do to protect my plant?

3rd plant is some flowers(i think a winter one) the plant still seems to be alive but the flowers are dead. is this normal or can i do anything to salvage it?



basil, chives and parsley

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 01:38

thanks for the advice, i have taken it action on it and will give updates some time soon hoepfully

basil, chives and parsley

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 16:51

 hi all, these are my herbs. what do you think? any tips?

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 16:48

the straw seedlings all have one true leaf each which seem to be getting bigger every day( albeit still very small) the strawb plants outside dont seem to have got any bigger but i dont check them every day.

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