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Latest posts by Mark 1963

Moggie deterrent - humane suggestions please!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:18

Hi, I do the pea sticks method and scatter a few French marigolds around. I have some in pots and move them to where the cat goes. They don't like the smell.

my first succulent

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:36

Thanks for that Berghill, I think I'll get some more

my first succulent

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:02

Hi Berghill, That's the fellow Any tips on aftercare

my first succulent

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:25

Hi Pansyface, I don't have the label to hand, but it has small orange/white daisy like flowers. I remember the name began with a 'D'

my first succulent

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:35

OK might sound strange, but yes this is my first succulent. I have put it in a terracotta pot, with a mixture of half hort grit and half Multi-purpose. I have also mulched with hort grit. Did I do right? Any other tips to looking after succulents.

New Member

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:49

Hi Nicky, welcome to the family. We are a friendly bunch and always up for a chat. Looking forward to reading your gardening tales.

ladybird poppy seeds

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:11

I'm the same, I put some in the ground and some in pots, zilch!

pansies and violas

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 12:27

Hi Mike

Yes pansies and violas can go on flowering for quite a long time. You can dig them up and put them in smaller pots. I did that with a few of mine. They are tough as old boots and take a lot for re-potting. Yes you can prune them quite hard back, the Chelsea Chop. If you have good growth at the bottom of the plant they will grow and flower again. It's worth keeping them because when your bedding plants die off, hopefully your pansies and violas will give you Autumn and Winter colour. You can get a good couple of seasons out of them.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:13

I'm really enjoying the Show, an hour of garden design indulgent. A great antidote after a hard slog at the office.

Hidden Gardens - TV series by Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:03

hi Dr W

I found this one on you tube, if that's a help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV36_S8FzJ0

Geoff Hamilton: Parade Gardens

Discussions started by Mark 1963

scented viola "Etain"

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snapdragons

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fuchsias slow to flower

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droopy petunias

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Garden update

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Last Post: 27/06/2014 at 06:47

French lavender

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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 11:34

Beetle ID

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 13:34

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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Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 20:41

Weird dream last night

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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 20:55

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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