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Latest posts by Mark 1963

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:30

I could send seeds to any of you near the floods for you to grow and pass on the plants to the flood victims. Just message me with your address.

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:54

thanks guys

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:58

Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked before, What level of John Innes do I go to next when I need to pot on  the seedlings, is it No1 or No2 ? Thanks

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 12:45

I only buy plants from B&Q and Homebase when the plants are on 'Deathrow'

I got an ornamental sage for a £1 last summer. It only needed deadheading and re-potting. I looked at it the other day and tiny shoots are coming through the crown now.

last spring I got eight pelargonium's for 50p! Again with a bit of TLC they bloomed lovely last summer. I even managed to take cuttings! All are overwintering well, and I'm looking forward to seeing them bloom again this year. 

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:21

Hi All, I did see some for £40, but I'm only after something for light pruning so I think the £16 (brand new) ones will do me.

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 18:02

Hi All, Felco it is then, just been on the online retailer that has the same name as a South American river and I can get a pair for £16 and they do replacement blades

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 07:53

Hi All, I noticed yesterday my trusty sec's my dad gave me many years ago, finally need replacing. They are that old I cannot see the make on them and my dad cannot remember. So anyone got any tried and tested makes they can recommend. Thanks

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:46

Oh right, thanks for that news Dove. I'll get the hang of this gardening lark even if it kills me

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 07:22
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

I really think it's important to look at your compost in your pot when it comes to watering them some pots will need water because of location,plant and size of plant so they same can be said for the fertilizer what I do is use a coloured marker  and add that colour to my calendar

Clueless

I like this idea Clueless, I'm a visual person and like colour reminders 

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 22:06

Hi I know it was kind of a open ending question. I want to grow in pots, snapdragons, dwarf dahlias, dianthus and swan river daisies.

just listened to GQT and they were talking about liquid seaweed to perk up leaf growth. Has anyone tried this?

Discussions started by Mark 1963

I cannot wait for the first frost

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Top jobs for the weekend

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Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 19:33

moving snapdragons

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Last Post: 07/11/2014 at 00:42

Thinning Calendula seedlings

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Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 21:43

Arty question

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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 19:47

why do bananas spell?

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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 18:46

Remember to wash your bird feeders

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Last Post: 07/11/2014 at 13:40

tools missing in action (MIA)

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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 19:56

now I have seen everything!

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:33

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 08:41

Fungus in the grass

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Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 15:08

over winter succulent

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Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 08:48

Free seeds need a good home

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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 16:23

Gardeners world newsletter

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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 20:49

Kalanchoe care

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