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Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:57

Its very mild, but there is no point starting seeds off yet. Around March, seed sowing  of annuals starts in  England.

Beginner looking for tips

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:54

Nice shed. Make sure it has a good lock on it. Store pots, bags of compost, fertiliser, and garden tools in it. Also useful to keep garden furniture in over winter.

Do you want to lose it in the background, or paint it like a beach hut and make it more prominent?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:50

I like Priscilla. It does well here but the pink is a bit paler than yours. That may be due to your higher temperatures giving a more intense colour.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:32

Oops, they were cadburys. Now I think about it, the Terrys version was Waifa.

Barbadensis Miller- Aloe Vera Medicinal Plant

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:03

If anyone in the North Notts area wants one, and can collect, give me a pm. Several large ones available, too big to post.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:01

Pat, the Agatha Christie was And then there were none.  It is based on a childrens rhyme which has been changed to ten little soldiers, also called ten little indians, but that got changed in america, not pc enough.  Ten people on an island, die one by one. All of them had got away with murder, and finally bought to justice. 

It has been done as a play in London, also filmed with alternative endings. It has also been used a basis for many other films not attributed to Agatha Christie, just using the plot idea.  

The major attraction was Aiden Turner in a towel.

 Good Morning everyone, we have blue skies here.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 08:45

Bar six used to be made by Terrys of York. A sort of kit kat copy. Long gone now, along with their 1767collection at Christmas, and the blackcurrant pastilles.

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 23:19

They will flower if left a second summer and the root will go woody.

Beginner looking for tips

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 22:36

After it finishes flowering, keep it in a sunny position, it will die back to a corm. Next autumn, start watering again and feed it, it should flower again.

Beginner looking for tips

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 22:24

After they havd flowered, cut each individual dead head off. Otherwise it curls up and makes the seed pod. That can weaken the bulb.

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