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F1 orange marigolds

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 17:02

Hi Chris

Meant to say mine are French Marigolds I'm after, yours look like calendula. Thanks anyway for the reply.

F1 orange marigolds

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 15:29


We bought some F1 orange marigolds and they are doing great. I had a look on the label to see who the grower was but could not see any name or address. We will look through t&m, unwins and Sutton cats but wondered if any of you have seen any F1 orange marigolds seeds in any of your cats.

Can you tell me what succulent this is?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:14

Looks like a Kalanchoe?

is it worth buying a greenhouse? Which one?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 12:40


If you are just starting out you can buy portable greenhouses for about £20 from garden centres that will fill your 2 x 1m space. More permanent greenhouses for a size 4 foot x 6 foot  can start from £500, in these you can have a portable heater. Not advised in the £20 ones though.

To help with snails, try putting crushed egg shells around your plants. Slug and snails don't like going over them. Hope this helps

Gardening & what else?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 12:28

I love reading, not a great TV fan.  My wife is taking up sewing and I like to help when called to do sew (so, no pun intended)  I'll go back to my model making in the winter.

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 12:24

I have stopped watching gardening progs and buying gardening mags because I was getting depressed. So this year we have planted what we like, not what is in vogue. Our garden this year is full with all types of marigolds which we grew from seed and we will do the same next year.

I fill a lot happier in myself and with the garden this year

Tubular begonia

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 12:06

Lack of heat?

National Trust Butterfly Book

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 05:47

That's the one, thanks Edd. So it was DK not NT, no wonder I could not find it.

National Trust Butterfly Book

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 12:24

Hi, wonder if anyone can help. I'm after a book by the NT about butterflies. It was a large square book a coffee table book rather than a field guide. The cover looked like a wooden picture frame with butterflies pined to it. It was a great book that I have misled or lent and would like to see if I can get another copy. If anyone knows of it, if you could give me the title or ISBN number that would be appreciated. It most likely was published in the mid 90's. Thanks

Bedding Begonia plugs

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:10

Ok, thanks Ceres.

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