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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:05

As far as I am aware John, Carnations are hardy. I kept mine outside last winter and they came to no harm. I wouldn't let them dry out in the greenhouse but I would be wary of overwatering anything in the winter season. Good luck with them.

s it possible to to exchange seeds between Dutch, English and Scottish gardener

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 19:59

This is an interesting subject. I once bought some Ipomoea seeds home from a Spanish garden centre and they didn't thrive at all. I don't expect they liked our soggy climate. Perhaps English bought ones would have done better. Your English is excellent Ellie.  I wish I could speak your language even a little!



All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 16:18

My dream is a duck pond with live ducks on it. My garden is only big enough for a small pond, though we did have a visiting Mallard and he just loved our little pond and stayed for a day.

die back of moss on stones

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 16:49

When will that be then  ?!!

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 16:47

Dead Crocosmia heads make good additions to a Christmas arrangement when sprayed with silver or gold.

2013 calendar

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 18:10

I really like the smaller size. Oh dear, We can't all be pleased can we!

moss and weeds in raisby gravel path

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 15:50

I bought a flame gun but could not use it as the gas used gave me asthma. I gave it to my daughter and she reported that the weeds soon grew back after she'd used it. I have a similiar problem with my raised gravel bed and I really think it needs doing again unfortunately, or at the very least another layer of gravel on it. I hand weed mine and then when I get desperate I use "round up". Good luck with yours.

Talkback: Hedgehog spotting

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 15:58

I saw a young hedgehog slowly walking up a friend's driveway. I managed to get hold of my friend before he came home to lunch and I was afraid that he would run over it. He put it in his greenhouse so I do hope it survives the winter.

Propagating a Yucca

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 19:42

Thank you for that info Hollie-Hock, I will now give it a try.

Propagating a Yucca

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 17:39

I have an old Yucca house plant which is looking very tired and I am going to try to start off two new plants from the side shoots, however I'm not sure how to go about it. Should I just cut the shoots off and pot them up or should I leave the cut shoots to harden first? Any advice would be welcome.

Discussions started by daydaisy

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
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Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23


How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

Has spring arrived for you yet?

This late season 
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Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 08:48

Thoughts on Nesting Boxes

are they always a good thing? 
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