Latest posts by kimrosefreak

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:48

a quick guessing game 1 might be honesty and 4 could be astrantia but leaves look a bit big 

Seed raising problem

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 21:15

i first used mpc and seeds went crazy and leggy, so i brought special seed compost, but it gets a hard crust on the top, a few things are coming up but not what i expected it maybe just the difference in the temperatures being so irate

euphorbia looks like mildew

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 21:10

thanks both clk yes it maybe just the weather, i will give it a spray with bic soda and water which apparently helps mildew thanks guys

euphorbia looks like mildew

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:37

hi folks i have got euphorbia fireglow, which has come up a treat, but it looks although it has got milky mildew, i  have watered it regularly, is this normal for euphorbias as this is the first one ive grown,

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:30

have after three attemps got some dahlia , delphinums and pholx cuttings, put into a good gritty mix sprayed and popped a half bottle over them, spray every few days and it looks although they have taken. whenever i buy new plants i always spilt them into two plants, just greedy like that

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 11:49

sterelitza not sure if they like achillea , i dont think so because the leaves are a littl brittle, i have placed collars made from plastic bottle with copper tape around all my delphinums, lupins, poppys and they have kept the blighters away, also put flour and water in yogurt pots around the garden, they are drawn to the  yeast in the flower, anything is worth a go.

Talkback: Frogs and toads in the garden

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 15:45

i was digging a new bed out a month ago, when i thought it was a large stone with a pretty strippy pattern, i went to pick it up and nearly shoot fifteen feet in the air, with a large scream that followed, it was a toad, dug down to keep warm, i covered him back with the soil and placed some grass and straw over him so, i knew where he was. , continued to dig away from the spot, named him timmy the toad, after a week or more, he dissapeared, but i have put a small pond in now, so i hope he returns for his delux abode.

Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 15:35

hi i got some pallets and joined three sides together, and one fixed to the front that can be removed, i fill with scraps from the kitchen, horse poo, straw, papers , and grass cuttings , i started one lot in sept last year that was ready feb this year, turn it occasionally , its made a lovely mulch which is on the garden now,  good luck its all good fun

Monty Don

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 15:17
joslow wrote (see)

I disagree MD has for a long time dismissed garden centres as beneath him. He is the face of gardening but rarely acknowledges that many people need to buy stuff for their garden, not all of us have room for 3 compost bins and 3 heated greehouses and a potting shed.

i don't think that its monty don fault, he has his opinion like all of us, but Gardner's world this week you saw him potting on young plants, telling us to protect them and im sure i saw labels on them from the garden centre, or was it a dream.  I don't think garden centres are beneath him, he just isn't very commercially inspired,  if he can grow it he will, make it he will ,  just gardening which he is loved and admired for ..

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:58

covered the soil for two weeks previous, and put them in a fortnight ago,its pretty mild in the south though, first time growing so fingers crossed, time will tell ...

Discussions started by kimrosefreak

leaves mottled on early pots

leaves have mottled 
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euphorbia looks like mildew

any ideas to help 
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dahlia cuttings

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