Jean Genie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 18:11

Same here I' ve now got TWO sweet peas ! This could be the start of something good ! Geoff - I love that little thingy me bob !!!  Don't think the north will get 30 but you never know.

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 17:58

Yes I've taken several cuttings from Helliotrope Marine and overwintered them indoors .  Tried fleecing them one year but no luck .


Posted: 22/07/2012 at 17:38

Thanks everyone I'm going to give it a go . We have 23 dgrs here in Lancs today so may postpone till a little cooler -  What a great day !


Posted: 21/07/2012 at 22:28

I've just found a packet of viola seeds and just wanted to know if I could sow them now . I grew some earlier for spring and cut them back but think the elements have seen them off ! They were in little pots and looked really cute and I'ld like the same effect for autumn but I've never sown seed in July ! Help please , thanks , Jean.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 21:53

Maybe they've got it right this time ! Lovely day in West Lancs - bit cloudy but THE SUN was out . Got loads of cutting back done , washed down patio , had a weed and had a hoe . Tomorrow it's supposed to be even better !  My first sweet pea is out and about time - Autumn sowing for next year methinks !!! . Sore back now though .

Acre flamingo

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 21:37

Hi John and Christopher , John have you got an acer ( japanese maple ) flamingo or a salix ( willow ) flamingo ?  Christopher -  I'm really surprised that you are cutting back an acer as they only need minimal pruning - I've got an acer flamingo and  I'm sure if I hard pruned it , it would be no more !

Hydroponic Systems.

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:50

Omg ! As far as I know this is a bona-fida factory - it's not a store and there was a review about it in our local paper stating who they supply and they have a website . I didn't have anything like that in mind - honest !!!

Hydroponic Systems.

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 13:01

I agree Gary , I read an article in our local paper about it so thought I might investigate .I have no idea what it involves but may take a trip up there to have a look around - worth a visit maybe.  Thanks.

Hydroponic Systems.

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 12:04

We have a hydroponic outlet near to where we live and I've been on the website this morning - not a lot of information but an interesting variety of equipment . Done a bit of research and I would like to know if anyone has used this system and if so I would appreciate their comments. My questions being - would it be possible to start with a small system and how much room do they take up? I've only heard of hydroponics systems being used in a large growing capacity and would one be suitable for home use. My only experience of water culture is growing cuttings on a windowledge so I guess it would be something similar albeit on a larger scale. Thanks Jean.

Biggest Aspidistra ???

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 13:02

Ps Percy was just getting lunch - he got that fly.

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Strange fungus in house plant.

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Thank you very much !

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Missing Lillies.

Already potted the others. 
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Begonia tubers

Sprouting seeds. 
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Can I move bulbs now?

Renovating border. 
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Tacca Chantieri (Bat Flower)

Has anyone grown one ? 
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Jasmine Polyanthum

What do do with it. 
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Lets hear it for the houseplants.

Indoor gardening. 
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Pruning Sambucus in Autumn

Had to repot 
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Iris rhizomes

Seed compost ? 
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Can anyone identify this plant please ?

Lost label. 
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Seline, Jack Flash.

First year flowering perennial ? 
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Plants and shrubs in containers.

When to stop feeding. 
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Winter pansies.

Why have some collapsed ? 
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Fat ball residue.

What lies beneath ! 
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