Latest posts by Fleurisa


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:21

I plant my garlic cloves 15cm/ 6inches apart, in rows 30cm/ 12inches apart. If you wanted to grow anything amongst your garlic, you'd need to leave more space between rows which would defeat the purpose of trying to save space by interplanting anyway

Tulip planting

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 09:49

The deeper you plant your tulips the better. If you want them to come back in future years, plant them a full 12 inches deep

new members

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 09:43

You are definitely not allowed to swap seed or live plant material between the UK and Indonesia

New Member

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 10:08

"Smell does'nt really bother me however it is real full of little flying insects which are a bit of a bother,it actually covers my old wooden garage which I quite like"

That's the whole point of ivy, it attracts flies and bees, which in turn attracts birds

Pumpkins and butter nut squash.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:08

You can tell they are ripe when you can't make a mark on the skins with your fingernail

anyone here ever coppiced a starndard tree successfully?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:41

Do you mean coppice (cut to the ground) or pollard (cut to the top of the stem)?

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:36

Colchicum and Nerines flower in Autumn / now

Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:27

No. Plants are slug resistant because slugs don't like the taste of them, not because they are scared to go near them

Need to move wild bees on

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 11:15

There could be hedgehogs in your pile at any time of the year not just when they are hibernating. You should always remake a bonfire before burning to check for anything inside it

Nematodes for thrips

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

15C is still pretty warm

Discussions started by Fleurisa

Unidentified Plant

Plant with furry red stems 
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Arley Hall and Gardens

Garden Festival 
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Cat sick of catnip turns to cannabis

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Bug Hotel

I'm making a bug hotel 
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