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Posted: 25/05/2012 at 21:18

I've just planted my q's into the greenhouse today. I make sure the stems don't get too wet by sinking a piece of drainpipe or a plant pot with the bottom cut off into the soil  nearby. Then I only water into that and the water goes down to near the roots. Works for me, not had any rot so far.

Need help identifying

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 12:13

Looks a bit like spiraea trilobata from the small leaves I can see. Have a look at this site.

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 12:01

Have a look at this site, very good pics and advice.

Magnolia Grandiflora

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:49

When I had mine from the nursery it was about 5 years before I had a flower. 20 years later, it's the focal point of the garden with flowers 20cm acroos with a fabulous lemony perfume. Be patient, it's worth the wait!


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:32

I think the lack of colour this year was due to the weather conditions, and the fact that lots of the show gardens are much more naturalistic. I was astonished how many gardens had what most gardeners would consider weeds growing in them. I won't feel so bad now, as my garden has buttercups, wild geum,cow parsley, and other so called weeds, grown deliberately, as I like them. I just have to keep an eye on the spreading each year.  After all a weed is only a misplaced plant

Lavender from Seed

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:23

Last autumn when I trimmed my lavender plant, all the little snippets,( some only 1 inch long), I stuck into a pot of grit /mcp mix and covered with a lemonade bottle. They stayed in a cold greenhouse all winter and now I see I have 8 little plants , some now 5 inch high with good roots coming through the holes at the bottom. I'm amazed they took so easily. Will do the same next year to increase stock. Will pot them on now the warmer weather is here. Would recommend anyone to have a go this way. Could easily do on a windowsill if no greenhouse available.

Waterlogged area

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:35

Are you looking for vegs or flowers?

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:20

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 Sorry figrat, got as far as copying, and just did not understand the rest. I'm not very technical I'm afraid!

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:36

The only thing I've managed to do is change my profile picture to the one I wanted to load! Don;t know if it's big enough for anyone to see.

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:29

I'm on Internet Explorer and the image is a jpeg. not sure what size each picture is but the 3 pics in that file total 2.9

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