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What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:15

Its 'Lord of the Rings' for me too.

It's the one I would take to my desert island!

House plant

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 17:36

I do mine about once a year.

Just empty the pot and remove corms/rhizomes.Let soil dry out a bit as this makes it a bit easier.

Refill pot to about halfway with fresh compost,put the best corms on the surface and then fill to the top with more compost.Water and wait.It will not be long before shoots reappear.

Sometimes while it is growing and it looks 'weedy' I cut off all the foliage (haircut!) and wait for new leaves to grow,top up with fresh compost if needed.

Some years ago I put all the old soil and corms in the compost bin.Even today I still have plants growing all over the garden from corms that stayed viable in the compost bin!!!

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 22:00

I can never understand that when there are so many channels available showing b***** all and endless repeats that programmes with a regular spot are moved or cancelled.

Why not put snooker,Wimbledon,Olympics or any other sporting event on a dedicated channel?

Plant ID please!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:16

Just read that you bought the plants last year so have already gone through a winter,hopefully they will do so again!

Plant ID please!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:15

Agree it does look like an osteospermum,a very pretty one too!

Take cuttings as fidgetbones suggests.As for the actual plant in the garden I would leave it,don't cut it back until spring  (assuming it survives the winter).

I am on the Isle of Wight so fairly mild winters and some tender osteos have survived to flower the following summer.

What's been your best garden freebie?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 23:34

Last year some very kind person left 2 trays of winter violas on my doorstep.I potted them up and had a lovely display.

I had thought a friend had given them too me but I never did find out who did!

What Plant is this?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 16:31

Possibly a Viburnum of some sort?

What is this Sedum?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 23:27

Been looking around and think it might be Sedum pachyclados (sometimes known as Rhodiola pachyclados).

Thanks for your help.

What is this Sedum?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:58

I was given a piece of this small sedum today.The rosettes are around ¾" across.Thank you in advance!



Plant ID please.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 12:22

Could be Aloe variegata! Thanks everyone.


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What is this Sedum?

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Plant ID please.

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Osteospermum not thriving this year?

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Repotting Cyclamen

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What is this plant.

A succulent of some sort? 
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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 15:11

Pots for named Sempervivum varieties.

Pots and trays. 
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