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Latest posts by maggie-1

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!

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:16

Well, it seems that quite a few of us are unhappy with the lack of gardening programmes available to us so what can we do. Does anyone know how to organise a petition to the beeb? I'm sure that we would get a lot of people to join us. Surely we deserve a little more than 30 minutes a week and not even all year round. David K, really must agree with you, the garden that the blind woman had made was beautiful, puts mine to shame. This is what we need, inspirational gardeners

Magnolia Stellata

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:04

A few years ago we had a peculiar summer and my apple tree had nearly full grown fruit AND blossom, wish I had taken a photo

Cheap seeds - again!

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:01

Good for you, can't resist a bargain and if you check you will find some seeds last for a few years. Wilkinsons sell off their seeds so keep an eye open next year. It also gives you a chance to try something different without costing too much.

Talkback: Tomatoes, aubergines and peppers

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 20:55

I was a bit too enthusiastic this year, sowed tomatoes, peppers, aubergines etc. nice and early, then the weather changed and most were a waste of time. I did get some chillies though. My garden is rubbish, north-east facing, so depressing and I seem to have had my clay soil replaced by mucky slop,  yuk! 

Snails - the French have the right idea

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 23:30

I've just been out to check on the greenhouse, nothing there. Homeloving, you're quite right they are quite beautiful, but they're still a pest. Raspberry, have you tried pansies, they don't seem to like the ones I've got, or night-scented stock, or perhaps it's just getting a bit chilly for them!

Snails - the French have the right idea

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 22:53

Hi, I seem to be constantly on the look-out for the pests at the moment.  I've found so many in the greenhouse that it's become a night time vigil. I was really surprised to find some tiny slugs on the leaves of my squash and courgettes because the leaves are furry and spiky. I've just heard on Gardeners Question Time that slugs seem to like the green slime or was it algae, that I've got loads of on the greenhouse glass. Must do better with the cleaning next time! One thing that I've  noticed for the first time is a slug that looks mottled, it looks like a two-tone green colour, a bit like a leopard-skin print, perhaps it's the latest fashion!

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