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my back garden

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:37

Because you have kept feeding them!.

You have produced a large green plant, stop feeding until the buds appear.

For something to flower well it needs to think it may die, ie no food, it will then send out loads of buds in order to save its species. Feed once the flowers appear.

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:17

Dont the big ones do any damage, I have a pet snail, in a tank, it is about 6inches long and has a footplate the size of my hand, you want to see him eat his way through a lettuce!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:11

My OH frequently scalps ours in places, the beds rotted on the ride on and scalps all the high spots, it will soon grow again, just leave it,the rain will bring it up, the roots are still there. Soil has a natural way of rejuvinating itself, I dont think its nessesary to keep feeding.

climbing rose problem

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:28

Have you pulled the growing stems right down and tied them in?.

This will stimulate lots of new growth along the stems.

Problems with Freesia bulbs not growing

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:16

They should be planted near the surface, tips of bulb only just barely covered. Keep in greenhouse or conservatory.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:09

Swet william in my garden has gone mad, this is its third year and taking over, I have pulled some out but I feel sorry for it becuse it is full of buds.

Moving Daffodils?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:59

It doesnt mater what you pot them up in for now, as soon as the leaves die back they dont need soil at all. If you intend keeping them in pots, you can dry them, store them and plant in tubs in Sept or october in any compost, or you can pop them in the other garden now.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:55

Sure its liverwort, sayiny you have thousands makes me wonder.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:53

As I said, I have thrown some away, the really weedy ones.

They do come up every year but I am not sure if they are truly hardy everywhere. My daughter keeps hers but she is in Cornwall, much warmer.

Maybe keep some back, the best ones ,pot up and keep in the greenhouse if you can, they may be better next year, as most things are.


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:09

Mine are the same, in fact I was about to put it on the ' my failures thread.

I have had a couple of flowers and they were lovely but the green is all yellow and after pulling out, they didnt seem to make a decent root.

I havent got time to mess about with them, confined to the compost bin.

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