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Blind daffs solution??

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:51

I only grow daffs in pots for one year. The second year is never as good. I  feed after flowering and when they die down, I spread them around the garden in between the perennials.

peacock orchid

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 20:23

None of mine flowered last year either. I just got leaves.

Oriental Poppy

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:26

You can lift and divide now. Don't leave it too long, mine are already

romping away.

Goldfish and tadpoles

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:06

Some will survive, the ones that can hide. If you put some stones in the shallow end, the tadpoles hide between them, and the fish cant eat them.

Crop rotation

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:03

I find beans can be grown in the same place year after year with no build up of disease. However, onions and brassicas I always rotate because of onion rot and clubroot.  If you grow broad beans when you take them out you can give a sprinkle of lime and then plant kale or cabbage in the place of the beans in the same season.

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:10

I had trouble with squirrels biting the whole head off and taking off with it.... before the seed had fully ripened.

calcified organic seaweed

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:56

No, the list I gave are acid lovers. Calcified seaweed is alkaline. Meconopsis will not like this. A peat dressing would be preferable.

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:53

BUTTERBUR  or Petasites albus

 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:05

You may remember I received a letter from the hospital my dad died in, asking me to fill out a tick box exercise. I wrote back, detailing all that the family thought wrong. I wrote to the chief executive. The patients liason dept wrote back.  Because I pointed out that actually, my mother is next of kin, they wont talk to me until mum has signed to say they can.   Another letter coming up...

Hellebore advice

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:25

Cut all the old leaves off down to the ground. Give a mulch in the general area. Make sure it does not dry out this summer.

Small plants can go into multipurpose compost. Use deep plant pots.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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