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Mentioning professional trading names.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:27

Repotting into a much bigger pot

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:21

Olives need good drainage - I agree with Verdun -  the pots will need weight for stability - use John Innes loam-based compost (not lightweight multi-purpose compost) and add a good proportion of coarse horticultural grit.  I would use 3 parts John Innes to 1 part grit.  That should ensure that the roots don't suffer from being too wet when the temperatures drop as they do in the UK.  

Last edited: 22 August 2016 09:22:18

Mentioning professional trading names.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:10

As Nutcutlet has said - there's a huge difference between a personal recommendation based on the experience of a forum member, and the attempts by some companies to post advertisements without paying the website.  

As far as I'm aware, there's never been a problem with posting personal recommendations.

I'm sure the GW team would let us know if there was. 

After all, if mentioning trade names was forbidden, it would mean that the Original Poster would have to change his name   and that would never do! 

Calathea housepalnt

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:48

It sounds to me as if the atmosphere is too dry - do you mist the leaves? 

Place the pot on a tray of pebbles and keep the pebbles moist.  Also ensure the plant isn't getting any direct sunlight - it may need to be moved into a shadier cooler corner for the summer. 

Last edited: 22 August 2016 08:50:45

Vertical gardens

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:25

Can't be very good for the carpets 


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:23

G'day Pat   I'd definitely stay indoors in the warm and dry if I were you 

Vertical gardens

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:07

Think it's about carrying your garden about with you on a set of shelves 


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:05

Good morning all 

Warm and wet sounds good for trying to sort out the rubbishy end of the herb bed which got flooded in the spring - the big sage bush turned up its toes and died.  It would also be a good time to try to improve the front lawn which is now full of brown moss - I've discovered that Homebase hire out electric scarifiers - if I give the front lawn a good going over now I could oversow some seed in early September to give it a bit of a boost ......... problem is I may have to get the Under Gardener to assist with some of these jobs as I seem to have developed a bit of a rotator cuff problem in my right shoulder.    I 'spect it's a sporting injury - I'm blaming the 'lympics 

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 07:52

Well, that definitely bears similarities to a butternut squash - let's wait and see what happens. 

I would pinch out the growing tips of all the shoots at two leaves beyond the last female flower to encourage the plant to concentrate on fruit production.  If a shoot has no female flowers just pinch the tip out anyway. 

Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 22:07

The plant will die down over winter. It doesn't need protecting over winter. Rhubarb comes from Siberia. But mulching with well rotted manure is good. It will start to grow new stems in the spring. If you want to force it to produce an early crop you can place a forcing pot/ old chimney/ upturned bucket over the crown after Christmas. This will encourage earlier pinker and more tender stems. 

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