Latest posts by Fleurisa

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:32

Depends if they are F1 varieties, they don't come true

blue chrysantheimum

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:31

You can only tell by looking at the soil, let it dry a little between waterings, plug plants tend to die because they have been over watered


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:26

I have read somewhere that Echinacea does better when it has been allowed to grow into a good size pot before being planted out.


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:22

You need to pot them into individual pots and find a bright windowsill for any of them to survive over winter

Grass I.D. and care clues please

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:18

Don't cut it back until the end of winter, the leaves will protect it from the cold. But you need to try and cut it back just before the new leaves start to grow or you will get cut ends

Root Trainers for Sweet Peas?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:13

I only use the peat pots for fast growing things like courgettes, they tend to get a bit soft the longer something is growing in them, you might find they have disintegrated by the time you want to plant out you sweet peas.

I have the deep root trainers which can also be used for growing peas, broad beans, French beans, runners beans, sweetcorn, morning glory and probably a whole load of other things I haven't thought of. If you are careful when you use them they should last for a good few seasons.

Leaves on honeysuckle dying falling off

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:25

Powdery mildew caused by dry roots and warm weather. Just needs a lot more water, is it planted with shade at the roots? And not too near a wall?

Pulled My Spuds - Wash or Dry ?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:59

Our Charlotte were untouched by slugs even when left in the ground. But Orla which were dug up at the same time as our last row of Charlotte (still untouched by slugs) were riddled with slug holes.

top of canes

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:29

I use the tubes that effervescent vitamin C tablets come in


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:22

How far away from the wall do you plant them? Could you be planting them too close? The wall could be sucking up some moisture as well as casting a rain shadow. Clematis likes to have it's roots in the shade, it might also need some rotted cow manure in there.

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