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Latest posts by Flower bird

Geraniums

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:47

hi jazz, I love geraniums but have never thought of pinching out their tips......mmmm....will give it a try........usually with pinching out I think it is the top shoots but not sure with geraniums, will give it a go.......no harm in trying...

 

plants

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:44

Hi dannyboy.....it will be nice to see your garden when it Is all done.  I get excited when planting time comes.

 

Bedding plants

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:37

My flat is starting to bulge at the seams with all my plants.......but will  hold back the planting. Hurry up summer or spring.....

 

Bedding plants

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:29

Has anyone put out there bedding plants yet or cuttings.......I have been hardening off some of my plants but with the threat of frost I am still holding back.....was going to put them put next week, come what may.  Wow.....can't believe I can upload a photo....been trying for months!!!!!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22598.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

encouragement for azaleas

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:13
The azaleas I look after are growing but no flowers yet.......got new growth on them but can't see any flower buds.......put slow release eracious feed down last week so hopefully with the weather warming they will flower soon.

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 16:18
Thanks Verdun. That makes sense about the birds eating the slugs. Will put nematodes down then when the weather is a bit warmer.

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 15:38
Am thinking of getting nematodes to deal with the mass of slugs I am expecting again this year. I can't use pellets because sometimes there are children in the area and also they think birds may eat the pellets...has anyone else heard that.
Last year the slugs nearly murdered all the bedding plants in the raised beds, I am not going to let them get away with it this year. If you use nematodes do you need to change the compost later in the year or can you just put fresh compost on the top?

Potting on or Planting out?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 15:26
I am just hardening off my geranium cuttings which have been inside all winter. I put them out in the morning and bring them in again about 5pm, I will do this for two weeks. If it is windy I will shelter them and also from hard rain but touch wood we haven't had any rain since I started putting them out. They are doing ok.

Advice required for low maintenance raised beds?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 15:15
Not sure if all that is for you fabio, but I hope it may give you a few ideas.

Advice required for low maintenance raised beds?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 15:09
I look after raised beds for a nursing home, some of the shrubs are hydrangeas, azalea, pieris, and a few others which I can't remember off hand, we do have a California lilac and fatsia japonica but they may be too big.......whatever, all these shrubs are pretty low maintenance, we have some blue bells and narcissus planted in there. And just to add a little colour in the summer I put quite a few annual begonias in, they look very nice and once again low maintenance, just a little water when they need it. Hope this is of some help, good idea to look at the labels on shrubs to see how high they grow. Each spring with most of the shrubs I care for I give a prune, I read up on them all to make sure I looked after them properly. I also give a general feed (slow release in the spring and an eracious feed on any acid loving shrubs in the spring). This may sound a lot but believe me it isn't.

Discussions started by Flower bird

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

Pests 
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Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 09:46

Leaf yellowing

Geraniums 
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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 
Replies: 3    Views: 406
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 
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Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 21:18

Winter feeding of cuttings

Geraniums 
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Last Post: 25/01/2013 at 09:53
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