Latest posts by Fleurisa

repotting trees in pots and shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 14:42

Use John Innes No.3 and add grit if the tree requires free draining soil

plant pots

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 15:13

I have ordered pots from Scot Plants Direct but via Amazon. I got 1litre and 2 litre square/round pots. They were good quality.  


Watering whilst on holiday

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:02

Get an old towel, cut it into long strips. Push one end into the soil and dangle the other end into a bucket filled with water. Test it works before you go on holiday for a week if possible. The water should be sucked up by capillary action


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:41

Once the leaves are above the height of any leaf eating mammals such as deer they don't need to produce spikey leaves anymore

Buddleia puzzle

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:39

Is there any sign of something nibbling the flower buds, one of mine has had possible capsid bug or caterpillar damage to some buds which haven't flowered unlike the rest of the plant

Harvesting Butternut Squash

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:54

Try tasting a tiny bit of the rogue one before cooking with it in case it is bitter

Will I be lucky ?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:32

They are hardy annuals so can also be sown August/September

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:17

Forester2, what do you do with the frozen sweetcorn when you want to eat it?


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:04

You can grow them through chicken wire, small holed so that mice or squirrels can't get at them

Harvesting Butternut Squash

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:01

The RHS says to leave them on the plant and bring them inside before the first frost. The skin needs to be very hard for storage, if you can make a mark with your fingernail then it isn't hard enough.

Have you been feeding your plants? The leaves on mine are still very green

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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