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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

Beware queen wasps looking for a home

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:37

Just a heads up, I have spent the morning trying to deter a queen wasp from going into my shed, She seems to know when I open the door she flies straight in. She might just want to shave wood for her nest, but I did not want that nest in my shed.

I manage to chase her out, so keep an eye out if you leave your shed door open you might be followed.

thompson and morgan late deliveries

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:23

Hi, has anyone else not had their delivery from T&M?. I sent off an order form for some New Guinea Impatiens with an expected delivery for the end of April. No money has left my account and it's nearly the end of May. I have tried phoning but you are just left hanging there. 

Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:10

hi flowerlover2

Yes I just put them outside on Sunday. Mine are about 3 inches tall

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:07

mine is because I had a kink in it, that's where the hole is. I'll try a repair as above. If no joy I'll get a new hose

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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Beetle ID

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my first succulent

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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 12:36

Beware queen wasps looking for a home

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thompson and morgan late deliveries

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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 14:13

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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Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 20:10

egg shell found in the garden

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Silver Birch Catkins

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