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How & when erisimum & scabious cuttings?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 16:18

I took a few stem cuttings from my scabious beginning of June and they have rooted but are growing slowly. I am a bit cuttings mad and will try cuttings from anything!

Help! Something is eating my rocket!

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 23:11

Thanks for that folks. I don't usually have trouble with slugs or snails, so maybe it's birds/rabbits. I will just have to be vigilant I guess.

Help! Something is eating my rocket!

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 11:35

I went out yesterday to gather some salad for my lunch, only to discover that my rocket has been eaten. Every leaf has been nibbled, so only a thin bit is left. Any ideas on what the culprits are and whether I can stop them? My other salad leaves are fine. Thanks.

Talkback: Unpleasant plant smells

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:10

When I was pregnant my husband bought me a bunch of flowers with lillies in. After a while the smell made me feel so sick he had to take them out. Ever since I haven't been able to stand the smell.

top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:28

Hardy Geraniums






A funny mix, but what I seem to have most of.


Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 12:39

Gardening can be art the same way anything (a urinal or an unmade bed) can be art if you intend it to be (though just because something is art it doesn't mean it's good art). I don't think of my vegetable patch as art, but I do approach the design and layout of my garden with artistic elements in mind: colour, form, contrast etc. (Yes I did go to art school)


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 11:41

I have ordered this offer but am a little confused. I thought foxgloves were biennials not perrenials. Is there such a thing as a perrenial foxglove?

planting out runner beans

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 16:06

I have just put my runner & dwarf beans in my mini greenhouse and am on standby in case I need to sow more.


Posted: 04/05/2012 at 15:54

Rocket is easy to grow and lovely in salads. I also love sugar snap peas - yum!

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:07

I have found both Homebase and B&Q seed sowing compost to be reasonably good, but homebase MP compost to be fairly poor, especially used in containers. Always get a greenish layer on top and have hit and miss results. I usually mix it with my sandy garden soil for perrenials in containers but might have to mix some in for bedding plants too.

I have just ordered a composter and shall endeavor to make as much of my own as I can. It's worth checking your local council for offers on compost bins. I did this on directgov and found my council (Suffolk Coastal) has special offers.

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