Latest posts by maggie-1

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 23:18

I was wondering if you have earwigs, I've had a big problem with them over the past couple of years in the garden and the greenhouse. They're difficult to spot and they're good at hiding. They do strip off a lot of the leaves and petals. Look out for them, they're an absolute nuisance. Good luck.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:22

Good luck HH, I hope you love your new home, I feel quite envious!

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 21:30

Sounds interesting, pity they seem to think gardeners are watching tv at 9.30 on a Sunday morning!! I must try to record it, Gardeners World isn't as good as it used to be, not enough gardening information for me.

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:58

Hi Tim, I'm no expert but there's always something that you can try. Do you want fruit and veg or flowers, or both? Rhubarb is easy, no fuss and we love runner beans. Grow things that you know will be wanted and if your plot is a good size, raspberries are good, and strawberries. Problem is, if you start looking at the catalogues, you'll be like a kid in a stoy shop, "want that, want that, want that", it's very addictive! Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:50

hollie hock, I think that's me you're talking about in your last paragraph! Not so optimistic though after last year, such a lot of waste, and it didn't help that the rest of the year was so dismal! Never mind, never say die, although most of my tomatoes did. I've just bought some garlic, but it's so cold I just don't want to go out there at the moment. Hold me back someone!!

Talkback: Growing chillies from seed

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 19:13

We are often told that we should use seed that is properly produced and not to bother with seed that you get from supermarket fruit and veg, well kflockhart, you proved that it can work, so good luck, it's brilliant when you get such a good crop. Huntertony, I did that last year but because the weather suddenly got very cold most of my plants, tomatoes and chillis, died, I had nowhere to keep them and ended up with hardly anything, very disappointing, I hope you have better luck. I haven't had the heart to start sowing seeds yet.

Growing Lillies in containers

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 21:28

Looking at these posts I would just like to say how kind and helpful everyone is!

Talkback: Growing chillies from seed

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 21:04

I must say I'm a bit wary of starting things too early. I couldn't wait last year but after a good start the weather changed and so many of my plants died. No tomatoes and a few chillies, very disappointing. Although how sad is this, I saw some artificial flowers in a shop and felt the urge to rush out and start sowing seeds, hold me back, please!

Plant ID, please

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:46

That is absolutely gorgeous, I'll look out fot that one when I'm shopping for plants

What are your favourite plants from gc bargain section?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:23

I miss Woollies, they had quite a good selection of inexpensive shrubs, I have an escallonia that I bought from there many years ago, and even when I have cut it almost to the ground it comes right back with its brilliant display of flowers. It gives me such a great feeling when I rescue a sad-looking plant and see it thrive, or perhaps I'm just tight!

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