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Two more Vensus Fly Traps on their way

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:08

I confess, that's where I got it from, brilliant isn't it

Two more Vensus Fly Traps on their way

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:16

Just ordered two more Fly Traps from that nice nursery in Hampshire. Really looking forward to them coming, they will keep my lonely Fly Trap company. Last year my VFT did well in the GH keeping any nasty's away from my plants. So I'm adding to the squad.

It's Spring! I'm so excited, I have wet my Plants! 

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 16:25

Thanks Nut, I'll give that a go. It's a good rose so I like to hang on to it for a little while.

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:34

Anyone got any tips of how to keep the inside of a watering can rose clean? I have washed out the WC and rinsed the rose out under a tap, but still after a while the holes in the rose get clogged and is only spouting a third of the water. Most annoying

Best April Fool Gags

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:55

Up here, it's amusing to go to B&Q and ask the young fresh faced assistant for MacNab (pick your own clan)Tartan Paint

Potting on, large pots/seed trays or single pots?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:33

thanks guys, I like the pallet idea Dave

Potting on, large pots/seed trays or single pots?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:23

Hi, Normally I pot on seedlings into single 1inch pots before going up to a bigger size. I have done this with the French marigolds and some other seedlings, however as always, I'm rapidly running out of room in the GH. So last weekend I potted on some seedlings in a large flowerpot, spaced out. They seem OK, a week on, and it saved space in the GH. I'm thinking of doing this again for the remainder of my seedlings.

Has anyone else got any space saving ideas for the greenhouse?

Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:01

Last year T&M were selling dwarf sunflowers £2.49 for 10 seeds! Rip off Britain!

I subscribe to a weekly gardening mag which works out a £1 a week (discount price for subscription) and you get a free packet of seeds. OK, you cant choose the seeds, but hey! I'll grow anything if it's free! Also go around your local DIY store and dead head a few flowers. Dry them off and hey presto! free seeds!

Potting on

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:13

Thanks you two for that reassuring advice

Potting on

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:03

Hi, I have a lot of seedlings now in the GH to be potted on from the original seed tray.
Will they be OK in the trays for a week or two until I find time to pot them on?

I only have the week ends to do this

Discussions started by Mark 1963

Garden update

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French lavender

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Beetle ID

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my first succulent

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Beware queen wasps looking for a home

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thompson and morgan late deliveries

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Repairing a hose

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Weird dream last night

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Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

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egg shell found in the garden

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Silver Birch Catkins

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Last Post: 29/04/2014 at 00:21

Favourite Garden Pest

or you should not like them, but you do 
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help with azalea

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 16:05

saw my first swallow today

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 08:25

crocks in your pots

cant believe they paid someone to do this 
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