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Eynsham Red

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Talkback: Agapanthus pot display

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 17:11
I think I may have a problem with one of my Agapanthus bulbs. The bulb seems to have very small brown flies around the new leaf growth. The new leaf grows and then the top gets eaten off, any advice would be welcome.

Sports personality

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 13:32

But we know the result already.  Verdun is going to win it.

Or was that the Grand National..........................

Sports personality

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 18:49

Red Rum was a studio guest in the 1977 Sports Personality of the Year.  I think that maybe he had a bit more personality than some of the winners 

I'm going for Susannah, simply because nobody else is, and I know nothing about dancing.

Fox gloves

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 22:07

Hi Red Dahlia,


Foxgloves are biennials and will grow from seed in year one and then flower in year two.  So hopefully you will find seedlings growing in the area around where they are planted this coming Spring and develop into a flowering plant the following year.

I have transplanted the seedlings to other locations with varying success.


Pelargonium Querie

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 11:08

Thanks for your replies.  I'll try leaving the leaves then and see what happens.

KEF, I've got mine stored in a mini fleece covered greenhouse inside my greenhouse. From what you say about powdery mildew, would you think it's better to keep them in the main part of the greenhouse (which is only 4'3" x 4'3" anyway) and put them inside the fleece when it's forecast to be cold?

Pelargonium Querie

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 18:14

I've had my pelargoniums in the greenhouse for a little while and had cut them back and removed all leaves.  There are now new leaves growing on a couple of them.  Should I strip them back again?

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 18:05

Thanks David, that sounds like a good plan for tomorrow.

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

We divided a couple of plants a week or two back, and some of the flower stems broke off, so we brought them in doors and put them in a vase.  Within a few days they had developed roots.

A few years ago, we split up a clump, and one bit got left lying on the border unintentionally.  The following spring it had rooted itself. This is the clump same clump that we've just divided.

From my view they just want to grow whatever you do to them!

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 14:04

Thanks for everyone's replies.

The first batch I planted "Heirloom" in mid October in tubes in the greenhouse have done nothing at all yet.  I planted a batch of "Fragrantissima" about three weeks later and half have sprouted.

Is it worthwhile leaving the first batch to see if they do anything or are they a lost cause?


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 19:00

Hi Verdun.  Which part of Cornwall are you?  We've had more holidays in Cornwall than I care to remember.  We were down there last August and visited Poppy Cottage in Roseland and Bonython Gardens on the Lizard.  They are both lovely gardens with plenty of summer colour.  I've found that a lot of the bigger gardens in Cornwall have mainly colourful in the spring, so they were a great find.

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Frost protection (I hope!)

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Lost the identification label.

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Sweet Pea germination

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Advice for pruning grapevine

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