Latest posts by filmbuffy

helping my christmas tree

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 09:28

hi thanks for reply. so I cant keep using it as a xmas tree? if I had of known I would have got a cut tree.

so if I plant it in ground. will new bottom branches grow??

could I possibly just move it into a bigger pot?

helping my christmas tree

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 08:35

Hi i have a living potted Christmas  tree i got two years ago. It sprouted new sections last year so was able to use again. But I've noticed bottom branches are  not  growing.  I want to keep in pot  still to use again.but not sure what  to do to make it grow. Do i cut the branches back?

silver crawlies in my bag of compost

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 11:05
Hi there. Wondering if anyone can assist. Opened my bag of compost and manure to find loads of silver bugs crawling around in it. Can not tell if they have wings or not. They have both been out in the rain so i am wondering if they mosquitoes. I am worried now as i have used around plants and to repot. Anyone have any idea what these are and if they will affect my plants?

Splitting a Phormium and organic feed..

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:55

brilliant thank you guys thats so helpful. i will see how i get on.

i have deliberately not watered it. but with these little bouts of heavy showers its been a bit difficult to keep it completely dry.

so all the pointy tall leaves i can cut back a few feet? as these are the newer growths arent they?

im hoping it will produce new pointy leaves again if i cut it.

Splitting a Phormium and organic feed..

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 14:52

hi there,


I have a large apx 6 foot phormium in a pot that i now no longer have room for. I dont really want to get rid of it so thought i could divide it up maybe into two and plant in different places.

can anyone offer some advice. im not even sure how to get it out of its pot its so heavy.

also i have some manure left over and sure i heard you can make an organic plant feed out of this. ie maybe to use on tomatoes and green beans that i am growing.

anyone know about how to do this and if it is works well.



will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 14:15

oh and i live in south east london.

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 14:10

erm. i asked about the heater as i know people use them to keep the temperature up when its cold outside for their greenhouse plants.

as i dont have much space on window sill etc. mainly be used to grow on seeds. mainly fruit/ veg i guess but also some flowers.

really want to see if i can grow things at a time when you cant grow things outside.

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:50

i dunno. i mean if its air circulated and in the top part where there is plenty of room between heater and top of plastic.

mine is unfortunately against a fence as dont have many walls.

arent you supposed to be able to grow things earlier in a greenhouse? does the same apply to plastic ones?

and how do you stop snails getting in the bottom? I have had a thought of coverings the ends of the plastic with vaseline then sprinkling it with salt. wonder if that will work to stop them climbing up?

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 11:46

Hi there,

i have just got a 4 tier mini greenhouse. type you get from argos homebase etc with the plastic cover and wondered if it will work the same way as a glass one?

i.e could i use a plug in heater in it for example? I need to look up greenhouse growing in general and what i can do but thought i would find ask.


many thanks

suggestions for a small victorian terrace garden

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:56

lol no worries. you can only see a corner of it. its difficult to get a full picture of the garden at mo.

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