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Latest posts by Fleurisa

Mini Squash

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:31

To get seeds from a Patty Pan as shown in your picture you would have to leave it on the plant to grow very large and with a hard skin, but the plant might stop growing more which you want to eat. So I wouldn't bother about saving seeds, or not until quite late on. Saving seed is easier for the winter storing squash rather than the summer (using straight away) squash as the winter squash are kept growing until the fruit is fully matured which means the seeds are viable for sowing next year.

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:32

Having a lid on your water butt will also stop and bees falling in and drowning. Never mind any other inquisitive creatures

Perennial lobelias

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:26

That's funny because my Queen Victoria was the one the slugs and snail really went for rather than the fanfare series one

Plants that like shade

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:24

Is it dry shade or damp shade no-one seems to have asked you that


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:12

I would say that you would need a pot much bigger than the one on the right above for the long term, just to give you an idea

My blueberry plants

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:54

What compost did you pot them into? You should use an ericaceous compost for blueberries such as John Innes Ericaceous and you should water them with rain water and use a special feed for ericaceous plants. Blueberry leaves turn red in autumn before falling off.

So what should we be doing with our grass right now?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:38

Use your washing up water

Which climbers for privacy

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:35

Could they just be watching the birds? I can stand and stare out my kitchen window for ages just watching them

Would members be interested?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:18

I'd be interested in learning new information

Beth Alpha mini cumcumbers

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:27

They are indoor cucumbers. I pinched out the tops of my cucumbers when they reached the top of the cane

Discussions started by Fleurisa

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Plant with furry red stems 
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Garden Festival 
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I'm making a bug hotel 
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