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Posted: 19/07/2012 at 13:39

Thanks so much Sotongeoff.

philadelphus virginal

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 08:12

That's a good link Alina. My Philadelphus took about 4-5 years before it started flowering.

Help with chilli plant growing

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 07:29

I always use liquid tomato food for my chilies and peppers. For yours then about 12 ml to a ltr of water should be about right. You can use the excess to feed other plants. I feed mine once a week. Good luck.

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 07:24

I always sow in the autumn and am picking the first lot of flowers now. I sow in late winter/early spring too 'tho and this gives me flowers right through to autumn.


Posted: 30/05/2012 at 07:48

Well I've used some of my last years Nettle fertiliser and nothing bad has happened to my plants.


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 13:00

The bees love the flowers of the Heuchera in my garden.

weed, plant or veggie?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 11:58

The bees will love them as well.


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 11:53

I'm afraid slugs would be my first guess too. It's not too late to sow again 'tho. You could try putting something like crushed egg shells or coffee grounds around, maybe some beer traps or something to deter them.

Euphorbia amygdaloides-invasive?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 11:46

That's interesting Backyardee as this is my 3rd year having it in my garden and I'd love for it to spread, so far it has grown in size but not self seeded or spread. I don't have much bare soil around 'tho. Hopefully this year it will start wandering.


Posted: 12/05/2012 at 05:47

I use egg shells but you need to have a good mulch of them around your plants. I wait until the shells have completly dried out and then crunch them all up into smallish bits. I also use coffee grounds but it goes a bit mouldy so it has to be mixed in a bit with the soil after a while.

It's an ongoing battle, good luck.

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