happycottontail


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Watering dried-out pots

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:37

Will have to give this a go - thanks Bob!

Pesky pigeons

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:34

This year I have grown nasturtiums for the first time.  They are the primrose coloured variety, growing at the front of several beds around the patio, and are just full of buds - or should I say "were".  I have just counted 9 little forlorn looking buds scattered on the patio, near the plants.    I didn't see the criminals responsible, but guess it was pigeons.  Does anyone else have this problem, and can anyone suggest a sensible solution?  I can already think of the facetious ones, so don't even go there!

Surprise tomato plant!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:36

Sorry I haven't been around for a few days - just very busy!  My tom plant is now about 14" tall.  I've taken a couple of pics, and since then I have pinched out the sideshoots.  What I'm concerned about is the white marbling on the leaves.  Should I be worried?

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Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:15

Thanks for all the advice.  I will also have a look at the RHS site, Alan.

Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:02

I have never taken cuttings before, mainly because I haven't had anything to cut from!  I know there is plenty of advice around in magazines and the web, but some of it is conflicting and I know you lovely people won't mind giving me the fruit of your experience. I'm wanting to multiply my plants of Penstemon "Raven" and Dianthus "Memories".  I need to know all the ins and outs - cut above or below node, size of pot, best compost, grit or no, plastic bag over top? Not asking much, am I? 

Surprise tomato plant!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:00

I have never grown tomato plants, but one has appeared in a bed below my kitchen window.  I have a theory about how it got there.  Some time ago part of the external wastepipe that comes from my kitchen sink got detached at the joint, so that for a couple of days all the waste water etc. was gushing over the flowerbed.  Well, I do eat quite a lot of tomatoes of one particular variety, so if it fruits the chances are it would be an Asda Aromatico cherry tomato plant.  It is about 9" high at the moment and growing fast, but neither the soil or the position is ideal.  So I need some advice on size of pot, type of compost, staking(?), feeding and watering please.  There are little pairs of leaves forming in the leaf axils. 

Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:06

Oops, I've missed the word "sun" off the description!  

Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:04

Such a beautiful plant, sitting there in its pot, so I want to plant it in the right place.

Hebe Purple Pixie

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:00

Hogweed it is quite small - about 9" high - and I only put it in the garden 5 weeks ago, so I don't know if you could call it mature  

Hebe Purple Pixie

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:38

This is my first ever Hebe and I would like to know how to trim it to get more flowers.  It has been beautiful for the last six weeks, but now the flower spikes are almost over.  Do I cut them off just below the bottom of each one, or does the plant need more drastic pruning?

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Muscari dilemma

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Pesky pigeons

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Surprise tomato plant!

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Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

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Hebe Purple Pixie

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Japanese Anemone not happy

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What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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Can you identify this clematis please?

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Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

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Thinning out and transplanting annual flower seedlings

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My latest post - now you see it, now you don't

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Help! I'm being attacked!

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