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FRIENDLY INSECTS

Posted: Yesterday at 23:48

That's very true!

Bag the weeds!

Posted: Yesterday at 23:24

That's a good tip

The mystery of my Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: Yesterday at 22:16

You're not alone Lewis, I find them strange plants too

FRIENDLY INSECTS

Posted: Yesterday at 20:58

Haven't seen for them years, had one in school. Sounds like they get on very well without the men

Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:43

I bought a similar offer a few years ago, it's a difficult one. The plants when they get to you are so tiny. I think a potted mine on and kept them in a coldframe/mini sturdy greenhouse.

I love Echinaceas,  but as little plants I find them very difficult to keep them alive and over winter. Once they've got a  good root system under their belts, they are so strong. but the slugs do love them. Controversial but a few slug pellets around the base of the plants would really give them a head start

Poppy problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:56

It does sound like you have the annual poppies and that's what they do. The couple of annual poppies that I had had the petals blown off before they flowered. I'm leaving the seed pods on them to ripen for next year

Tomatoes

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:52

That's a good crop Salino, does nothing for me as I'm only growing them for my partner. Can't bear them myself! 

Fuchsia - when to cut it back

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:40

I can never remember when to cut them back. I'm I right it leaving them be all Winter and then when they start growing, cut them back then?

I think this is great time  Rosie, I've taken some stem cuttings and put them straight into compost, but also just plonked some in some water in my kitchen window sills.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:18

I moved established plants last October Steve, they made it through, it sounds like they like their conditions.

If you were thinking of moving them I would be tempted to move them soon. I've found as long as you are gentle and move a lot of the rootball things transplant easily.

 

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Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:03

I don't tend to feed any of my flowering plants, particularly perennial types, but that's just me. I'm wondering if the Miraclegrow has anything to do with it?

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Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 23:11

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
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