London (change)
Today 15°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 7°C

flowering rose


Latest posts by flowering rose

Strawberry plants dying

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:11

you might have some damage from the frost or cold wind,they do have a bit of die back this time of year and new leaves will appear.Old plants will look a bit withered but it is the young ones you nee to keep an eye on.

Is it still too cold

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:07

perhaps you have given them too much heat and not enough light.some seeds need cold to start them off and others heat.you could put the seed tray into a plastic clear bag ,water first and keep in a light place not to hot until they start growing and then re move bag and let them grow slowly in moderate heat and thin out.

worth buying primroses now?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:01

keep them for next and divide them up making new plants . 

slugs and toddlers

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:58

It is best if you have small children to kill slugs by not using poisons .Use the old methods ,salt,put in bucket and dispose.small children will put anything in their mouths and even if they touch it they don't wash their hands .Seeing a child suffer the effects and sometimes die of poisoning is not worth  the risk.Yes teach children about plants and poisons ,that's important but at young age under five they cant understand that.

Cyclamen

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:50

I plant mine in the garden ready for next year.

just reporting

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:48

Agree

Begonia

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 16:57

I don't know,but enjoy the plant as it flowers.it must be the right conditions or it would not flower.don't over water and feed little and often when in flower.

When to net blackcurrant bushes against birds?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 16:52

if you want to net the fruit that's o.k and do this ,but at the moment the birds are looking for insects to eat off the bush,such as sawfly larvae which does a lot of harm which birds help to keep at bay.My self,and I have a lot of fruit bushes don't bother that much about the birds ,they do take some but I have  more than enough to share.I have seen a good fruit cage which covers a small area and lets you stand up and work with in.

foxgloves

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 16:43

they will flower in the summer.

Removing block paving and laying Turf

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 16:42

HURRAH!at last someone has seen sense in this awful craving for gravel,grit and paving.I can understand if you have a very small front garden or a car to put in the drive but lately all front but a lot of the gardens big or small have been taken over by this lazy mans crazy for not mowing a lawn .Who wants unnatural material that's lifeless ,grass is alive and gives life to wildlife and you.Re- move the sharp sand and put the top soil on,that's my opinion .good luck and enjoy your lawn.

Discussions started by flowering rose

next season

those basement bargains 
Replies: 15    Views: 235
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
Replies: 0    Views: 257
Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
Replies: 30    Views: 1165
Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
Replies: 8    Views: 433
Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
Replies: 3    Views: 295
Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
Replies: 1    Views: 186
Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
Replies: 7    Views: 399
Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
Replies: 4    Views: 318
Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
Replies: 6    Views: 281
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
Replies: 5    Views: 342
Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
Replies: 6    Views: 293
Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

new life for the garden set set. 
Replies: 8    Views: 952
Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 16:12

Talkback: Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
Replies: 1    Views: 263
Last Post: 19/03/2013 at 20:34

is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
Replies: 8    Views: 542
Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 12:15

The weather

The lost art of observation 
Replies: 7    Views: 372
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 15:14
1 to 15 of 40 threads