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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


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?

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:44

just thinking, last year I got myself in a right tiz because I lost track of who got fed and how often. To keep it simple this year, I'm thinking of doing a blanket feed once a fortnight. Is this the right amount? What do others do?

There will be a variety of Annuals grown this year 

Discussions started by Mark 1963

saw my first swallow today

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crocks in your pots

cant believe they paid someone to do this 
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What the best seeds for cut flowers

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What do you do or what did you do at work

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Easter Weekend

what a wonderful four days 
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Begonia problems

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Two more Vensus Fly Traps on their way

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Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

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Best April Fool Gags

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Potting on, large pots/seed trays or single pots?

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Potting on

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droopy conifer

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seedling fungus

could be damping off 
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Create your own beer garden

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Village Flower Show

My first time 
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