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Latest posts by Lyn

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 18:40

I dont know really, Sue,surely the idea of cat litter is to absorb liquid, would it go cloggy? Perhaps you could have a go and let us know the results.

White fly

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 18:36

I do that with blackberrys, a little maggot comes out of nearly every one, just give them a good rinse before freezing.

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 18:20

You could cut them down and pot them up to keep in a porch or conservatory,

Autumn leaves

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 12:54

Here is mine, i have left a big chunk of the garden to go completely wild.


im going to pots :)

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 12:41

True, but i realy only wanted red, yellow and green ones, am not bothered about the strain. They have had so much fruit on them, i have had a job staking them for the weight.

im going to pots :)

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 19:40

I only ever grow my peppers from seeds from a bought pepper. Buy a fresh one next March pop seeds in little pots, i put one in each yoghurt pot, they are up in a short time, i always grow them in the conservatory.

I have had loads so far this year, its been nice and warm.

One year i tried keeping the seeds but they didnt germinate the following spring, seems they are best sown fresh

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 19:24

If you need a free draining compost you cant get better than Erin Excel.

Laurel hedge

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 19:22

Sorry, just pick out the growing shoots. I dont know about the roots, havent dug one up.

Floppy Stem problem

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 08:58

Also, Monty's show was filmed about 3 weeks ago I think, so maybe your flowers have just come to an end, for this season at least, the cosmos wont grow again but you will be inundated with little verbena bons next year!.

Laurel hedge

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 22:25

I bought mine as bare root plants in December 2011, planted at the end of that month, they are now 4ft high, beware, they grow very quickly but you can keep them in check, pick out the middles of each branch to promote growth from the base, put a nice lot of compost and a small handful of bone meal in the planting hole.

If you buy bare root plants, which is probably what you will get now, the seller will send them when they are ready to plant.

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