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Posted: 05/01/2016 at 17:43

Yup Rb - me too  

Sow indoors IN HEAT ?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 13:21
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

......  The heating of the seed tray compost by the sun .....

What is this strange 'sun' of which you speak? 


Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 13:12

Very true Fidget


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 08:31

Hosta - sorry to hear that - but as has been said you have the right attitude.

I have Russians in my extended family - I also have people of African-Caribbean heritage in my family.  Initially visiting Russians' attitude to black family members was incredibly racist - but that is the result of the education/indoctrination/culture they've grown up with which is being reinforced at the moment by Putin.  When the Russian relatives got to know the black relatives properly their attitudes changed ...........


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 08:22

That's why it's so helpful if queries include a rough idea of where the garden is ... there's another thread where we've just discovered the poster lives in Switzerland, which rather changes the advice re appropriate plants

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 08:20

I'd ask them for advice...

When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:45

Hmm - I thought something seemed familiar - I've found your previous thread

I'm afraid that if your trees still look as they did in the photos you posted in April, then yes, they're dead.


When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:38

If you killed them last winter the leaves will have turned brown and probably fallen off by now.

What size pots are they in - have you repotted them since you've had them?  Do you feed them?  They're quite hungry plants.


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:35


Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, I have dwarf pittos that, if unpruned, would grow forever.  I have long learned to take suppliers' claims re growth rates with a pinch of salt.  I have many plants of assorted types that are far larger than generally described.   A decent guide only but often  misleading

Verdun, I really think you should move up here and face the same climatic difficulties as the rest of us


Drooping hyacinths

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:15

I do the same as Chicky , a stick and some fine thread to tie them up with.

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