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help with azalea

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:41

any thoughts why our azalea is not showing any buds? we have had it 2 years and has not budded once. it is in a east facing border and although the border is clay it was planted in ericaceous soil and is fed and top dressed twice a year.

we treat it the same as the rhoddie, at that has a mass of buds.

it was in flower when we bought it. the labels on them say May flowering, just feel its leaving it late to show flowers

Bumble Bees

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:26

Sounds like the poor things are suffering from heat exhaustion and are to tired to get away. They like the warm, so want to come back in, but they don't realize it's to hot for them. I believe beekeepers take the lids off the hives if in full sun to try and cool them down. To stop them coming in, put up over the door those fly screens

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HDuDtXI2L._AA160_.jpg

and maybe you can make something out of newspaper for your windows

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:18

Hi Polly, as a HS&E rep for my work, please do not use a heater of any description in plastic GH. Try and locate it on a south or west wall. The sun heats up the wall and radiates it back to the GH.  

saw my first swallow today

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:00

bump

saw my first swallow today

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:57

is this early for Scotland or about right?

Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:21

Far this map everyone is on aboot?

crocks in your pots

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:27

Just seen this on the BBC website, discuss

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27126160

Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 12:59

Bought a 'hanging basket seed collection' from Home Bargains for 74p. The packet boasted, '6000' seeds! About a third germination and now only six plants made it finally to the hanging basket and are getting really big. So in the end, six plants for 74p! still a bargain. Cant tell you what their are, the packet got thrown away by mistake.

I never had any success with Poundland seeds. I have had success with Wilko seeds

What the best seeds for cut flowers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:13

OK Dove, thanks

What the best seeds for cut flowers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:49

Hi, I see packets of seeds which say, 'these are good for cut flowers.'

Which seed company does the best in your option? and once you cut them, do the plants grow more flowers during the summer, or is that it?

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