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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:13

A lot of pot plants are not one cutting. I have a gardenia that is actually three plants. I have seen a lot of crysanths in large pots that are actually three or four  in there.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:09

I usually get  RHS seed, Stacey. Not many seeds in a packet, but adequate for a few plants for the garden.  They often have unusual varieties.   This year the number of packets of seed has been cut from 20 to 12.

Tulips. I have taken advantage of various offers, and freebies with orders. The purple ones are going on the front.  The orange and pinks and reds on the back, above blue forgetme nots.

If we get a few dry days, I am going to clear a bed of shasta daisies, reduce down the acanthus spinosus, and heave out a load of paeonia delavayi. That should make quite a space, I'm going to replant some aquilegias i potted up earlier on in the year, and i have some more giant yellow tree lilies to plant.

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:55

Well, mine were germinating in the pods on the vine. I gently transplanted them into root trainers.

Bought seed which was dry, should germinate in a couple of weeks( if the mice don't eat them)

Advice for pruning grapevine

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:50

Now you have the main framework it is simple.  Just cut back to two buds from the main stem in winter. (after leaf fall)n  It has to be complete before the sap starts rising, otherwise the vine will "bleed" sap which will weaken the plant.

Daniel we have PM problems on the forum

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:47

The problem with PM ing Daniel is that I can't PM.

As Zombie says, I can put in the recipient, and the contents line, but it will not let me fill in the message bit, or send it as there is no message bit.

 Also earlier , for me the whole forum went down. I was getting 503 message .

 Its the same problem i had with virgin when my broadband went down, They want you to email them.   I guess it keeps it quiet in custmer complaints dept.

How to build a compost bin

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 16:15

No, I just rip it into strips or crumple it up into balls.

How to build a compost bin

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 14:15

Some people make layers. eg grass cuttings, then drier stuff like prunings. I find that mixing it up makes it heat up faster.  Air is added every time you turn it.  If there is too many grass cuttings and nothing to hold the bits apart, it just tends to form a slimy layer with no air in it. If I have too much grass and nothing to mix it with I rip up the free papers that come through the door(other newspapers are just as good) and mix that in.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 14:08

I've been and put a board over last years leaf pile to stop it blowing away. I combined 2 builders bags that I used last year, into one, to release a bag for this years. I will bag up the remainder of the tonne of rock dust into smaller bags, to release that builder bag, and we have two bags for this years oak leaves.

All garden furniture in garage for winter. Its getting windy now, ironing sounds too drastic. I might bake a cake or some flapjacks. OH has to drive south at silly o clock tomorrow, might not be a good idea.

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 14:01

I was receiving PM's but if I try to reply or send a new one, it will not let me type in the meassage box, and then refuses to send.

What is this........

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:52

Cymbalaria muralis.  Ivy leaved toadflax. It loves old lime mortar, and will grow in cracks in pavings.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 22:01

solitary bees

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