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Jean Genie

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Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:11

I was wondering about Jo the other day .

Hi, Pam - lovely dog  Not sure about what he's got in his mouth though.

I've ran out of potting compost  - Bar - locks !  Didn't realise I was that low. Trip to G.C. tomorrow for me.

Done the lillies .You were right Geoff - no sign of any roots yet.

Lawn Mulching

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:53

I tend to leave the grass cuttings on as a mulch when we have a hot dry spell as it also conserves moisture but strangely enough, not last year.

We have a petrol mower with a box, but for a quick trim, we use the hover and leave the cutting on as there's not a lot.

My lawn's in poor shape after all the rain last year so will be giving it some attention during the next few weeks.

Ballarina Trees

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:02

Sorry Katie, Missed the ''fruit'' bit on the post.

Still none the wiser as I don't have fruit trees.

Note to oneself - read the post properly !

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:33

Golly gosh Geoff - Did you take those photos ?

Is it a long eared owl ?

Ballarina Trees

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:29

Hello Katie,

The only Ballerina tree I know is the Amelanchier. I have one of these and it's a wonderful little tree. Great foliage and blossom in Spring and turns a fiery red in Autumn. Have a look at this link.

Hope this helps,


Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 11:25

Derek, sorry I mentioned the R word now !  

Not guilty - didn't even know what it meant until last year.

Becks, hope you have a mop handy - you've upset him now.

Missing Lillies.

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:48

 I must try to improve my memory. Found my hairbrush in the 'fridge once.

Missing Lillies.

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:45

I'll do that Geoff, thanks.

May also have another look in the vegetable box .

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:43

Bunny I have grown them every year but found for me they grow better in the ground. The ones in the pot were ok but if you feed them too much you get a lot of foliage and not many flowers. I gave mine a weak feed of seaweed solution just once in the season and they did just fine.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:36

 Sorry - only wanted a little rain

Olive would be welcome but no entrails thanks.

Morning Geoff.

Discussions started by Jean Genie

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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Last Post: 01/03/2013 at 15:13

Can I move bulbs now?

Renovating border. 
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Tacca Chantieri (Bat Flower)

Has anyone grown one ? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2013 at 21:14

Jasmine Polyanthum

What do do with it. 
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Last Post: 03/12/2012 at 16:32

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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Last Post: 23/09/2012 at 11:56

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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