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Dead Pothos - Overwatered :(

Posted: Yesterday at 20:21

My daughter has had one of these in her bedroom for 5 years.She says she waters it from the top around once a month if she remembers!

Every few months she has to cut it back as it hangs down from a shelf nearly to the floor.

I however had one and couldn't get it to grow at all.I wonder sometimes if it is where it is placed that may be a problem?

pittosporum Tom thumb

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:11

You can keep it fairly small but I don't think beach ball size though.I have two and I cut them back each year to about 2ft across and it grows to about 3ft over the growing season.

Cats & Slugs

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 16:41

If the area is sunny I would suggest Osteospermum jucundum compactum.Low growing,pretty tough and wonderful flowers all summer long.


Poor quality plugs

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:51

I too had plugs from T&M this year.They were poor quality and had also been thrown around in the box when they arrived.

I have sent 2 emails to complain (a week ago) and have still not heard back.

The quality of the plants in my local supermarket have been far superior and at a fraction of the cost!

T&M will not be getting my custom again and I shall certainly not be recommending them to anyone.

Too late!

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:46

I don't think it is too late at all.I am just getting going with putting annuals in the garden.Plenty of plants available in garden centres and supermarkets.If we are lucky with a warm autumn some plants will just keep going till the frosts!

Euphorbia plant ID please.

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 14:35

It is a bit leggy and battered as it came home in a suitcase!

Not quite sure about E. dulcis from other pictures I have seen but it is a starting point for my search,thanks!

Euphorbia plant ID please.

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:30

Any idea what Euphorbia this might be?



Talkback: Lambs' ears and woolly bees

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:47
I have also grown this for many years.Some years I noticed that the leaves had been torn to shreds,it turned out to be House Sparrows using them for their nests.

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 14:13

I have a Dictionary of Plant Names and the pronunciation in there is nee-fof-ee-a

However our family has always pronounced it K-noff-ee-a (the K is as it sounds in 'cat').

I think it really is a case of how you first heard it,nothing after sounds quite right!!

Cleaning patio and paths.

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 15:04

I need to really clean my patio and paths etc and give them a good scrub.

They have lots of bird and hedgehog poo so needs a bit of disinfecting.I usually clean stuff up as it appears but have not really got on top of things yet.

Since there will be some run off into beds I need to use something that does not harm the plants.Most will go down the drain but I am sure some will get on the soil but hopefully not too much.

Can I use Jeyes fluid,disinfectant or something else.

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Discussions started by madpenguin

Euphorbia plant ID please.

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Cleaning patio and paths.

What is safe? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 16:29

Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

Cutting back? 
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Butyl liner and pre-formed pond question.

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The hedgehogs return.

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Last Post: 15/04/2015 at 21:59

Lawn sand or dressing

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Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 17:43

Jasminum humile 'revolutum'

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Last Post: 17/02/2015 at 17:52

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' pruning

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Last Post: 21/01/2015 at 14:58

Plant ID please.

Succulent plant. 
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Last Post: 09/02/2015 at 13:43

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

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Last Post: 17/11/2014 at 22:37

What is this Sedum?

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 23:27

Plant ID please.

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Last Post: 18/08/2014 at 10:01

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 17:55

Repotting Cyclamen

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Last Post: 15/07/2014 at 13:33

What is this plant.

A succulent of some sort? 
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