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help needed with hyacinth bulb grown in jar

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 12:07


help needed with hyacinth bulb grown in jar

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 16:20

ok thankyou for that info , if I get a new hyacinth bulb can I grow another one in a jar too or is it a special bulb


What is your weather like?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:02

oday being easter Monday we are in Suffolk in the middle of storm Katie,all night it has been torrential rain and incredible winds ,it is as it states a true storm. it is now 11 in the morning and there seems to be no let up in fact it seems as though the wind is getting even stronger if that is at all possible. we have had trees up on roads .huge road traffic signs that have just been ripped out of the ground.

my advise is stay indoors do not venture out until the storm has run its course

help needed with hyacinth bulb grown in jar

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:54

hello for the first time ever I tried to grow a hyacinth and a crocus in a jar , with just water at the root system. they were a success but now they have finished flowering

,do I leave them in the water jar,  or can I take the bulb out and dry it out, then ,start it again another time by putting it in a dark place

.or do I plant it out in the garden or in a pot with compost in the house .  

any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Help identifying

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 22:05

yes that is horsetail marestail whatever you want to call it more invasive than japanese knotweed, our garden is full of it and the only thing that is helping is a chemical called kurtail , but as fast as we get rid of one lot another new root emerges . stay well away from it

everything going wrong

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 00:27

ok ill give it a go cheers


everything going wrong

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 14:49

thanks for the advise ,it may be the root system as the first reply also i didnt harden them for 14 daays oh well you live and learn . thanks for the replies

everything going wrong

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:07

hello i am trying to grow green runner beans in pots and in ground for first time hence the 2 locations. i grew them from seed in little seed pots the waited till they were uite high and put them out for few days to aclimatize, then planted properly now they all have yellow leaves and some are quite dead,  what is going wrong\?

also i followed instructions from this site how to do and tried to start cuttings off my lavender and that also looks terrible what am i doing wrong any advise will be appreciated  very despondant not so green fingers 

Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 06:31

i think the trouble with this dreaded weed ,is that when it grows in clumps , it does look like a rather pretty beautiful green fern, so people could be mistaken into thinking its ok,as we were before we found out what it was . it travels in a very deep underground system of roots which go like a road map. when it has got to the green stage each and every one of those tiny spike kind leaves , will make a new plant .

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 23:19

KURTAIL is the only thing that has aany effect on the dreaded stuff, you can get it online


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