Lulu The Lurcher

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Fox Gloves from seed

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 12:37

I have six foxglove plants that I have grown from seed. They are now in 5 1/2 inch pots but I can see their roots starting to peep through the bottom of the pots.

Should I plant them out now or re-pot them into even bigger pots and overwinter them in the greenhouse?

Grannies Bonnets

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 12:20

If I leave the foliage in situe will they just throw up new flower stalk O r do they just die off completely so may as well pull them up?s in the spring?

Scabby apples

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 12:03

Thanks everyone

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 11:49

philippa smith2

We keep one of those big (ish) blow up paddling pools in the shed for fish emergencies and when we want to drain it for a clear out. We even used it when we moved house as a holding tank whilst we sorted the pond out.

Scabby apples

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 11:07

I've got a small apple tree at the bottom of my garden (don't know the variety). It only produced 1 fruit last year, this year there are fruits in abundance but they're all spotty/scabby. Is this terminal and should I dig the whole tree up or is it a condition that can be remedied?



Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:42

Hi Lyn I received the plants and planted them the day of receipt in November 


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:11

Thanks Dave. I'll have a look at that. Their arrogance is astounding but I suppose there will always be a new supply of unwitting customers coming along so why should they care 


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:12

I sent a very polite email to Parkers to let them know that out of the 6 climbers I purchased last year 2 were stone dead and had never shown any sign of life and 1 other was sickly and hadn't flowered. Here is their response

Thank you for your recent enquiry, we are sorry to hear of your disappointment with the roses supplied. Unfortunately you are now out of guarantee to claim against the failures as we had to be notified before 1 August 2014 on any failures.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Bloody cheek! They won't get any more of my money

Plant ID

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 15:13

Thank you. I don't know what's seeding. I did have some maroonish coloured ones in another part of the garden and there's this chap right near by but he hasn't flowered



Plant ID

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:51

Can anyone identify these little chaps


popping up around the place. 

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