David 25

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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.

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 16:31

Hey all, this is my petunias so far, how long till i need to do something else?

February in Your Garden

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 13:49

Hello all.

im entering the 3rd year in my house and last year we decided to put some low maintence shrubs in so I dont have too many jobs to do other than a few weeds here and there and  just looking after the seedlings in the house. I have chives,basil, parsley, strawbs and petunias not doing to bad at the moment. Im enjoying the lighter nights as it is nicer to walk my puppy we have had since oct in the evening.

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 13:11

happy days

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 13:02

i have a different shaped leaf coming through on one of the seedlings now. sort of looks like a clover. is this the crown?

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:17

i have one for example that is so much taller than the rest. what do u mean exactly by pinch out the tops?

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