Jigsaw Gill

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Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:42

I grew verbena b from seed last year and planted out lots of small plants in spring of this year. So far they have grown tall but no flowers at all. Are they likely to flower now and if not will I just completely lose them this year?

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 22:15

Very pleased with cobra french beans again and courgettes really good- I think they are Romanesque and greyhound cabbage good. More success with carrots this year, Nantes 2 I think. No success with Little Gem lettuce- tried and tried, but all been eaten. Charlotte potatoes good but not quite as tasty as last year. Lots of InternationalKidney but not that impressed with taste. Why can't I grow beetroot- grew this year and last and they are just tiny (boltardy) I thought they are meant to be easy?

Do Lupins

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:28

If you cut the faded flower spike off will flower again and maybe even a third time , but flower spike tends to be shorter.

Can you help identify these plants please?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 12:59

9 ? Heavenly bamboo , nandini xx

Geranium ID and sunflower woe

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:35

Last year several sunflowers appeared we think from seed dropped by birds. They grew fantastically & were much admired. This year I sowed seed from last years flowers. I must have planted 40 fairly large plants at various times this year, some under bottles some with coffee grinds, some with organic pellets. I don't think any have survived- how frustrating is that and how did last years survive completly by themselves when I was thinking I have far fewer slugs this year ?!

Poorly buddlea buzz

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 08:14

Ok job for today . Thank you everyone.

Poorly buddlea buzz

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:22

I haven't changed compost since planted last year so will do that tomorrow. I haven't been feeding it either as I thought I only needed to do that when it starts to flower. What best to feed with? I have blood fish & bone or chicken pellets & also comfrey tea and how often should I be feeding? Thank you so much for fast response.

Poorly buddlea buzz

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:49

I planted a buddlea buzz in a container last year. I pruned it inAutumn and again in spring and it looked really healthy until this last week when it has started to develop wilting yellow leaves and doesn't seem to be improving after watering. Any ideas what is causing it please? 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:03

I received mine yesterday - most in pretty good condition & now potted on. Unfortunately not labelled at all so actually not sure what I've got! May have to post photos to ID if I can't work it out as they grow.

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 21:56

I find coffee grinds round plants works really well, but also collect in bucket of salted water, but towards end of last summer slugs were actually climbing out of quite strongly salted water!  Scary stuff- just how much salt is needed?

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June wedding flowers

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