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I have just read about that white vinegar mixed with water and is suppose to work, but certainly the hose is good as the garlic I make 6 pint of water with one clove and keep soaked for a week and it is strong and you can refill and it gets stronger so make sure you don't spray to young plants with it.
someone broke into my neighbours shed on Monday ,not for the first time and its always at five in the morning .Who are these early birds who are so low they have to steal.? do they find it exciting or is something for nothing .They must watch and know when you are out or away and its not always who you suspect .
I don't think you to feed it until it is in leaf and if you leave it in the kitchen on a shelf until you need to put it into darkness and a cupboard would be ok but as lizzie said a black bag is fine.
mine is called ,the cattery, storage space for adult children s things, the antique centre , spare parts for bikes and cars and so on plus gardening tools.
well I wish my grandfather was alive today to tell me, you need put into darkness for I think a couple of months before you want it to flower,its not easy ,good luck.
I have successfully got a cutting to grow, I took a woody small bit of the stem and with a leaf and pinned it into the earth in a pot and left a shade spot and watered and did not disturb it and now its ready to plant.
looks like mould caused may be hot one moment cold and damp the next and lack of ventilation if they were indoors.
my grandfather grew beautiful poinsettia s and my daughter did too! you have to let dry right out and resist the temptation to water and coming into season they need warmth and when you see new leaves (after watering a little not often at all) you need to give them darkness for most of the day until the leaves turn red. I am trying at the moment but I am not good at neglect of watering! good luck !
try growing Acorns or hazel nuts ,my kids grew hundreds and the squirrel plants a lot too! there easy and fun. I still have the one my daughter grew 30 years ago and my neighbour too!
You need to visit gardens that are open to the public or parks for Ideas and inspiration . Books too will give you an idea what you can grow and how. Make a plan on paper and consider what effect you want and the type of flowers you like. Borders are best if they have a wide and depth to it and a good mix of heights plus background (is it fence or wall at the back).Ford Abbey for me was a real inspiration which I hope to adopt on a smaller scale.