London (change)
Today 16°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 14°C / 11°C

David K


Latest posts by David K

Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:10

Good luck with them, Lily.

I'm sure you'll understand that when trying to help with these queries, all we can do is call on our experience & knowledge and accept that the answers given will not suit every situation.

Hope the above didn't sound too starchy...it wasn't intended to be.

tomatoes with blind trusses

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:02

Hi, Derek

Yes it's called 'dry set' and is common during hot dry spells....misting the plants will help.

can I BARE ROOT MY ROSES

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:13

Hi, Josie...welcome to the forum.

The fact you suggest potting-up these roses leads me to think they are not large, old bushes, which is good.

You can do this, but it will have to be done when the bushes are totally dormant, say Dec/Jan.

Large established bushes will represent a bigger a  problem.

 

riddle solved

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:06

Typical wimmin, what about my aforementioned bad day?  

Humph!

Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 09:28

"feeding them once a week with Miracle Gro"

You see, this is where we gardeners make mistakes and do much harm by over-feeding & over-watering.

Morning Glory is related to bindweed and by association needs impoverished soil to thrive.

Just a guess, but I would imagine too much feed has resulted in lush growth at the expense of flowers.

Same applies to nasturtiums & lots of others. 

how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:13

Sowing on May12th is reckoned to be about right here in the Midlands, maybe a week or so earlier further south and a week or so later further north.

Growing Roses

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:43

I've not used it yet Yviestevie, but I understand it is fully approved by the EU for organic use.

riddle solved

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:34

I know babies are demanding and take up so much of your time, I'm just surprised you manage to squeeze in time for gardening at all, rosemummy.

So sorry for being such a grouch!  

riddle solved

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:55

"Final point.....YOU ARE NOT A PRIZE TWIT!!!  You are a busy mummy with babies, there is a difference" 

Oh yes, so true.....why can't I think of sensible things to say like that?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:41

OL - I think I heard right and you were right first time.

Discussions started by David K

RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Replies: 12    Views: 395
Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:20

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Replies: 82    Views: 2032
Last Post: Today at 09:12

It's all quite shameful...

Replies: 18    Views: 365
Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 13:43

Strictly 2014

Replies: 142    Views: 3125
Last Post: 22/10/2014 at 20:23

Blue strawberries?

Replies: 13    Views: 311
Last Post: 21/08/2014 at 20:02

Football season - 2014

Replies: 113    Views: 2085
Last Post: Today at 08:59

Let's Remember Them

Replies: 79    Views: 1417
Last Post: 09/08/2014 at 09:14

Anyone addicted?

Replies: 11    Views: 317
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 12:51

It's Show Time

Replies: 13    Views: 270
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 23:11

Feeding & Mulching

Replies: 2    Views: 175
Last Post: 08/07/2014 at 01:21

Quotes

Replies: 181    Views: 3368
Last Post: 18/07/2014 at 21:41

Been to the doctor...

Replies: 6    Views: 320
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 21:15

Growing Roses

Replies: 379    Views: 9289
Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 15:55

This forum

Replies: 185    Views: 4999
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 09:41

Greenhouse Shading

Replies: 16    Views: 767
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 10:02
1 to 15 of 45 threads