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I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:30

bellis daisies are usually grown as biennials for bedding. if they have already flowered this year, I would chuck them.  if they are new plants from seed this year, grow them cool and hard. leggy plants sound like insufficient light.

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:06

1. yes(after flowering). 2. keep in greenhouseuntil spring.

3. No 4. yes  5. ask verdun. 6 yes. 7. yes. 8 yes.


Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:55

You could try a small worm bin. If you have a shed or garage it could go in there.How big is your  garden?

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:53

Certainly someone with COPD caused by smoking is more vulnerable to other lung infections.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:43

Now all we need is Brumbull.

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:39

I have this horrible vision of gardeners in protective clothing, surgical gloves and masks for potting up a few geraniums.

I read that 4% of extracted peat is used for horticultural purposes. The Irish burn 95% in power stations. Me using a couple of sacks of peat a year is going to make no difference whatsover. Coir was considered a suitable substitute, but the cost of importing it (compost miles?) seemed to have stopped it being used. The recycled rubbish is just too much rubbish. I don't want to stand and sieve a sack of compost to remove plastic, bits of china, and the odd nail before using it.

 I'm going back to the peat based stuff.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:18

and welcome back

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:18

I hope you are feeling better punkdoc.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:11

I've never seen bites that produce bruising in oblong blocks.

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:04

Has my OH been complaining about the mess again?  He knows I cant tidy up while the sciatica is playing up. Its all I can do to sit and watch telly.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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