David 25

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Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 12:40

oh dear what should i do with these now?



Growing Lillies in containers

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:43

should they be able to see light. i.e dont cover them completely and do i grow indoors?

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:40

I went to dobbies in Jan and they had the starter plants in, the staff member advised me not to buy them unless I had a cold frame. I bought some seeds and the internet said that usually when the shops have there starter plants in, it is a good time to start seeds. I have still got them in the propagator as I have had no problems with them dying like the strawberry seeds? I take it i should still take it off then? I have no space for a green house but I want to get a cold frame but not until payday which is the 19th.

Ill try and upload some pics shortly

Growing Lillies in containers

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:31


I have bought some lily bulbs from b&m, there is four smallish bulbs in a pack with what looks like sawdust. The instructions are a bit confusing. It states plant january - may. Should I plant now to get them to flower this year and how do i decide how many to a container? also should i use a general compost with some gravel at the bottom for drainage?


Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:26

Hi, I planted some petunia seeds at the beginning of feb. Im a bit worried there growing quicker than i expected. I already have a bunch of small seedlings. Will this mean they grow to large for the house and that I have to put them outside before the risk of frost has passed?


bare patch

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 19:01

cheers ill have to have a look. p.s in the summer it gets sun about half the day

bare patch

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 18:31

I like those ideas, problem is if you can see the dog planter near the bottom in front of the first plant. it is covering some sort of manhole/drain thing so i cant expand further out as im not really sure whats under it

Standard Olive

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 12:32

here is my olive tree which i planted out in the ground last june. Im suprised by how much it has grown already. It did have some really tiny fruits on it but perhaps that could have been because it was grown somewhere hot. here is hoping for some fruits this year even though i dont actually like olives. From what i read on the internet there hardy down to about -10c if my memory serves me correct

bare patch

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 12:23

for some reason this pic didnt load. for ref this is the length of the fence and other plants in it.

bare patch

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 12:21


 Hi. I have a shrub boarder running the length of my fence apart from right near the end. Last year I had a plant pot with some flowers in it. This year i'd like to do something a bit more permanent. The depth is probably about a foot/foot and half. The shed door opens towards the plants. all ideas welcome


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