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Latest posts by Flower bird

Talkback: How to feed your plants

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 17:57
Hi Ann, potash is another name for potassium which is important for plant growth. You can buy it in garden centres and maybe some big stores. Not sure if it comes in granules but you can get it in a box in powder form and add it to your watering can. Hope this has helped you in some way. I have only been gardening for the past five or six years and it has been a lovely journey, especially learning all these new things and I'm still learning. I don't know too much about the ins and outs of all these feeds but I think I know enough to get by now. Barbara

Busy Lizzies

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 22:27
Good video on you tube about Downey mildew, very interesting.

Talkback: How to grow sweet peas from seed

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:32
So good to see how things are done by watching someone else.

Talkback: How to sow seeds indoors

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:23
Very good, especially about the tin foil.

Talkback: How to grow sweet peas

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:13

Talkback: How to grow sweet peas

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:10
Interested in trying to grow sweet peas. Didn't do very well last year but going to persevere this time. Picked up some helpful hints but didn't think the video was long enough.

Busy Lizzies

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 17:08
Will give it a bash. Watch this space!!!

Busy Lizzies

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 15:42
I have just bought some Busy Lizzie seeds with the hope that they may be free of the disease that has played havoc with them this past few years. Does anyone know about this years busy seeds?


Posted: 25/01/2013 at 22:43
I look after a nursing home garden with raised beds ( about two and a half feet off the ground) , the bed with the shrubs in is well sheltered , more or less in a court yard. In the middle of all the shrubs and at the front of the display is ceanothus. It does well every year and I just give it a trim when it gets overgrown. Not had any probs with it, don't know whether that is because of its surroundings and the raised bed it is in bunny. It has shrubs behind it and at each side. The raised bed itself is about 10metres long . Sorry about all the detail but trying to explain the location of the shrub and maybe why it does well.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 18:29
Has bin very bitter here on the Wirral, temperatures going down again and has been snowing.

Discussions started by Flower bird

Damaged camelia

How to repair the bark 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 21:13

I have no idea what this is...

Ornamental plant 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 22:08

Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

House plants 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 13:32

Are these cabbage worm eggs

How to get rid organically if possible 
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Last Post: 10/06/2014 at 21:00

Plagues of caterpillars each year on our geraniums

How to control or prevent them 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 10:46

How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

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Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 09:46

Leaf yellowing

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Last Post: 24/05/2013 at 19:53

Spellcheck taking over and no emails

Difficulties with writing on posts 
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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 17:19

Talkback: Spring jobs in the garden

Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surpris... 
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Last Post: 26/04/2013 at 18:17

Bedding plants

Safe to take a chance 
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Last Post: 25/04/2013 at 22:33

Hardening off

Geranium cuttings 
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Last Post: 07/04/2013 at 11:01

Top soil feed for shrubs

Slow release feeds 
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Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 20:05

First day of spring

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Last Post: 01/03/2013 at 18:06

Continuation of slugs

Can't kill em 
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Last Post: 09/02/2013 at 14:59

Busy Lizzies

This years seeds 
Replies: 6    Views: 1152
Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 21:18
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