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Latest posts by Edd

Spring forward the clocks

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:34

Not saying the OH is a bit thick but...

I asked. "Do you have a problem remembering to spring forward or fall back?" 

"Oh, no, " she replied. " its having to stay up until 1 a.m. to change all my clocks that gets me. Do the flat screen TVs have to be returned as well...

Making newspaper pots for seeds/seedlings

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:18

I had great success with them last year. I use them for all my seeds now, apart from sweet peas where I use toilet roll inner tubes. They do develop a little mould but that was not a problem,at all.

Goldfish and tadpoles

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:41

The fish will eat them. 


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 15:56

Yes. Keep them damp but don’t worry about keeping the pot constantly wet you don't want them to drown.


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 15:45

Begonias don’t handle cold temperatures and frost well, so wait until at least one week after the final frost. I would give them a bit more cover with soil free peat moss compost . They like acidic conditions.

Most plants need a bit of extra watering after first being planted, in order to avoid what is known as ‘transplant shock’. Give your begonias a heavy watering, so that the soil is moist but not drenched. The flowers will need to be watered every few days from there on. Begonias don’t tolerate heavy watering so you might have to bring them in if perlonged rain is due. 

Give them a feed about once a month.

bare root peony

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 15:34

You should be able to put them straight into the border. Sometimes bare root plants can dry out during transit so it is a good idea to soak them in a bucket of water for 2 to 4 hours to rehydrate them before planting. peonies do not respond well to transplanting once they have become established. I plant mine 2 inches but i'm in the north. 

Tulip trouble

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 15:06

Do you know what variety they are? Not trying to be funny but they might be dwarf.

Tulip trouble

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 14:53

Are they new bulbs?

If not they never look the same in subsequent years – the stems are shorter and thinner, the flowers smaller.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 14:34

I would like to apologize to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient. I will get to you shortly.




Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:47

They can be a tad on the promiscuous side, so seeds may not always come true to the colours of the parent plant.

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Are you square or round and Iron willed?

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Mimosa pudica

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Replanting Green Onions/spring onions.

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ISIS problem.

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Rain water

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The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

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Trilliums for Lily.

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Got this nice present today and i know its not from here.

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Slug farmers. Volunteers needed. (There's is method in my madness)

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Is it just me?

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