Latest posts by everos

How can I get my geraniums to grow this year?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:27

Are we talking about hardy geraniums or pelagoniums? I grow both in my garden & they all do well.  My soil is slightly alkaline (camellias do well) but fairly clayey.  I don't know if this any help.

Funny bird behaviour

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:05

Talking about strange bird behaviour.  I've noticed each Spring for the last 3 years.  A bluetit keeps flying at my conservatory window (don't know how long they live, maybe it's they same one), it only happens in early spring.  I have a nest box on the wall close by.  I wondered if it's guarding the box prior to nesting.

Buying new secauters

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:55

I agree about cheap ones.  I've bought a pair from Poundland £1.  I've done nearly all my pruning (which is a lot) & they've worked well.  If they only last one season I'll be very pleased.



Buying new secauters

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:27

Thanks landgirl.  I paid about £20 for my last pair, but I'm a bit disappointed. I seem to be continually sharpening & even though I oil them they keep sticking.  Perhaps they're all like that.

Buying new secauters

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:15

I need to buy some new secauters & would appreciate any advice on the best make.  Also, am wondering how much should I be prepared to pay.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 12:32

Talking of honeysuckle, does it like particular soil & position?  I have one that never does very well.  I've tried it in two positions, giving plenty of time to get going, with not much luck.

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:45

I transplanted mine into the cold greenhouse at the end of the year & they've been fine, I did the same last year & after replanting they made a much earlier show than buying small plants.

Vegetable Growing

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:36

Many thanks for all the good advice.  I think I'll be giving Adi's a visit on Thursday. I'll be posting later in the year with the results.

Vegetable Growing

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:47

Thanks Dovefromabove.  I'm thinking of using chicken pellets a few weeks before planting up, does this sound like a good idea?

Vegetable Growing

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:25

Thanks for your reply No Expert. No I haven't fertilized the ground this year. I've just used my own compost.  My reason for asking for advise is that last year I think I used too much fertiliser on my beetroot as I had very small roots with & all tops.

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Rocket Salad Leaves

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Sick looking Weigela

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Buying new secauters

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Vegetable Growing

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Water Butts

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