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Serious! Really

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 20:01

Hi KEF and Star gaze lily

Here is a link to you tube, if you are interested. They were well written and quite scary for kids programmes - The Changes - children of the stone

Serious! Really

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:43

I have found it, I'm confusing two programmes. The programme about the electric stopping is called 'The Changes'

The one about the cave and Merlin, is called the Children of the Stone.

Serious! Really

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:24

What was that kids prog from the 70's? All the electric stopped and everyone lived like the dark ages. In the end some people found a cave with a giant crystal that turned out to be Merlin! I think

Bad attack on Pansy Leaf Spot

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:16

Thanks Guys. I have put some in the bin. I'll treat the rest and see what happens.

Bad attack on Pansy Leaf Spot

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 17:27

Hi All

I have been doing a bit of winter pansy TLC today, and have noticed a bad attack of leaf spot. I have been on the RHS website, still not sure what to spray with?


Compost for carnivorous plants

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 22:05

Hi Sara, thanks for that, I have added that to my favs, the one I meant is this one


Compost for carnivorous plants

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 21:24

Thanks ZG, I have been reading up about carnivorous plants.  I bought this one who I have named 'Audrey II' start of last summer, and was on active service in the GH. It caught quite a few things even crane flies!

I'm thinking of getting a few more next year to put around the GH, kind of like a green minefield  I have seen a website for a company in Hampshire, I'll give them ago.

Compost for carnivorous plants

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 17:52

Thanks Brumbull and ZG

Hi ZG, Mine is in the garage up against the window surrounded by polystyrene seed trays to throw back the light. Its been in there since end of Sept, seems to like it. I did not want it in the GH during an Aberdeen winter, can get down to -10, I kid you not.

I keep it moist with rain water. Question, if I every run out of rain water in the summer, what do I use?


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 17:27

If in a hurry just cut the seed head off. You can cut the branch bit of later to make the plant tidy. Hopefully I'll be doing this, this weekend.

I go out in the garden before work to have a quick de-head, then have a general tidy up round the plant when I have time. With all plants you have to fool them in thinking 'I need to flower so I can make seed.'

Once a plant has made enough seeds for its species survival, it wont flower so much. that's why you hear gardeners on TV talking so much about de-heading, so we get more flowers.

Hope that helps. Just ask if you need anymore help  

Poinsettia SOS

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:17

I know, its quite sad the way you see DIY stores treat they plants. I was looking at a stores Venus Fly Traps the other day, they were almost dead and they still wanted £4 for them.


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