hollie hock


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Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:49

I tend to pinch out most of plants just to see what happens and I don't think I've killed any of them yet by doing this.

Wallflowers, snapdragons, night scented stock, cosmos are some that have done well.

I think as long as the plant has good healthy growth and they have a good root system they should respond well

 

What plants go well with lupins?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:42

Harden them off slowly and they should be fine to plant out,mine are putting on a lot of growth.  They are hardy so once used to the outdoors they will be fine. Lovely plants

foxgloves in pots

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:27

It's probably the best time to do this,they only have a shallow root system. Don't know about the effect on flowering, but one to a pot sounds like a good idea

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:18

I don't normally get involved in the cat problem discussion cotty100 but on this occassion I will. I do think you are being antagonistic.

The idea of having a blanket legal ban on keeping cats as purely housecats is socially unacceptable..........at least in my world it is.

There is a world of difference between a cat and snakes,spiders and the burmese python!  I know it's a snake. Just like they are different from hamsters, rabbits etc.  You could argue that keeping birds in an aviary is cruel? I think birds are meant to be free and fly!

Oh dear, someone was late for work because they had to deal with a mouse, big deal.

 

Pallets

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:51

Well done Gardengirl in bashing those nails out  When we built a fence super long screws were the answer.

Free pallets are great, you can do so much out of them. Although they  do get the fire started as well Busybee

Fuschias

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:43

Been fairly ruthless today (for me) and cut mine back. They do seem to be easy to root from cuttings. Got a few that had the jam jar with water treatment and they are growing

The Mystery of NPK

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:38

Love the pink bum Mrs G, I will always remember it now

Get thrifty

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:19

Freecycle and Gumtree are my favourites Lots of useful stuff being thrown out in  skips, pallets are greats as welll

Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:14

You're in for the long term nut  Not that I know anything about this at all. The shrubs around me are about the same height as yours, so you should have some flowers soon.

Don't know Lizness, but will investigate tomorrow

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:56

Don't know the answer, only started growing veg last year and that was in pots. Did love my courgette harvest though and want more this year

My gut instinct would be yes there would be advantage, just like the flowers I grow, that the soil would be warmer and having more protection but as for a higher yield........no idea

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