Lavender Lady

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What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 07:31

I have seen on this forum a few times people mention 'sterile'plants and I an unsure what this means.   Can anyone explain this.


what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 09:59

Got some 3 inch plastic pots on ebay, 100 pots for £4.80, free delivery which I thought was good value.  They arrived today (only took a couple of days) and they are ok.  Oakland Garden Supplies. 

The Flowerpot Gang-BBC1

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 16:02

I have to agree with you.  Anneka Rice and Phil Tuffnell - say no more.  Ok Joe Swift knows about design and planting.  Why can't the BBC spend the money making GW an hour programme or at least put on a proper gardening show which will appeal to us gardeners and not another slap dash, paint it and bodge it garden makeover.  I have to say I for one will not be watching it. 

what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:56

The think is I want to keep things in them to plant out next spring so am thinking that paper will not last the winter in the greenhouse.  I shall have a look at my garden centre, and yes we do have a Notcutts.  Thanks everyone for your help

what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:32

I am potting on lots of seeds and I have run out of small 3inch flower pots.  Does anyone have ideas what I can use - have thought of coleslaw pots etc but they are clear - does this matter or do the roots need to be in darkness.  I really don't want to have to buy any plastic pots - when I think of the hundreds I must have thrown away over the years.  Only got my greenhouse this year and have been going mad growing seeds.  Any ideas would be appreciated.


Posted: 07/08/2012 at 17:30

Oh well didn't know they were collared doves, thanks for that rainjustlearning.  I know they are so cute, they are really fluffy.  I also thought the close ups of the bees were interesting as well.  Isn't nature just amazing and doesn't it make you feel honoured that they choose your garden to come into.  


Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:20

We get pigeons nesting every year in our garden.  This year they were perched on top of the rose arch.  I do wonder if they are the same family and the young ones coming back to rear their own young.  I know they are not the most beautiful of birds and not that popular but I have grown very attached to ours and love to watch them developing.  Feel quite sad when they have flown the nest.



perennial plug plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:42

Hi Melanie, I too got the T & M plug perennials.  I have had mine growing in pots now for about 4 weeks and they have put on lots of growth and have doubled in size.  I will keep mine in my cold greenhouse to overwinter and like Christopher says I will plant them out in the spring when i know they will have a much better chance of surviving.  It is a lot to ask of a very young plant to cope with the wet and cold winter.  I want to be sure they will flower next year so don't want them struggling. 

They did arrive as very small plugs but i thought they were very good value for money and was pleased with them.

Invasive Plant/weed

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 14:59

Looks a bit like Valerian to me.  I do have it in my garden but I have to keep it under control.  The roots do get big.  Some in my front garden had grown so thick that when I pulled it up it lifted up some of the tarmac pavement !!

Don't know if anyone else has any ideas but that is what I think it is.

acid soil

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 09:41

I have a pot with a pieris in and I always pop a couple of violas in for some winter/spring colour and they always seem to do ok, as to cyclamen. 

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