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Busy Lizzie Blight

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:31

Its not a bug its downy mildew, just avoid any seeds or plants with the word Walleriana. This is the strain that is suffering.

Full or partial sun?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:35

I think gardening is a bit like having children.

The first one you need everything, new if you can and when you go out you take everthing but the kitchen sink.

When number 2 comes along, you make do with what you have

Days out involve a bag with some bits in.

When number 3 comes along, you're not so fussy, second hand will do,( i bought a cot for 50p for my grandson) days out are a couple of nappies and a pack of wet wipes,

so back to gardening, you need to do every right at first, just like the baby, buy all the gear, most of which you wont use, as the years go on its bung it in and hope for the best, plants, like children will mostly come good in the end, whatever.

What animal did this come from

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:28

I think pheasant.

Full or partial sun?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:59

Do you know Michael, i take no notice of sun or not, I plant what i like, where i like, almost everything is lovely and grows well. my bergenia, pulmanaria, hostas and that bleeding heart thingy, cant remember the name, all shade plants grow beautifully in the full sun. I do have piccys to back that up.

Which variety of Buddleja would this be ?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:48

I doubt it will flower this year if it was hacked down in autumn though. Wait for flowers next year then prune it a bit straight after. Would anyone agree?.

New borders

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:38

Plenty enough, the pulmanaria alone will be 2ft across before you know.

You can always pop a few annuals in just for this year


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:32

They definitely dont want a propagator, they prefer to germinate in cooler conditions.  I have dozens around my garden all from seeds, some wild, some from packets, white and pink.

I dont see how you will stop them growing, easy from seed and pop up everywhere in the garden as Dove says.

what next for these tomatoes?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:03

They should have been pricked out into individual pots when they just had two sets of leaves, now, I wouldnt like to say. Take one out and see how big the root ball is, not very i wouldnt think as they will be struggling in a tray.  Put into 3 or 4 inch pots

 and hope for best.

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 13:58
Welshonion wrote (see)

Please tell me why you aren't out there gardening instead of reading and writing long lists of plants?  Phew, you must all have time on your hands!!

And as for trying to avoid repeated names - words fail me.  Or is this just a Boast thread!


Welshonion wrote (see)

If you want lists of plants, consult a plant encyclopaedia. I'm sure nearly every available plant that is offered for sale is grown by someone.

I'm very sorry, but faced with a thread like this my eyes glaze over and I pass on.

I would not have 4 hours spare to do this, and then going through everybody elses post so dont duplicate, far too busy gardening.

Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 13:52

I think that when you want to grow something that isnt native to Britain, chillies, peppers, sweetcorn etc, try to think of the counties that they do grow well in, such as Italy, Spain, California, and think what their climate is like, then try to mimic that with your own seeds.

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