Mark 499

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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 10:07

Woolmans, D T Brown & Johnsons seeds are all owned by Mr Fothergills. So they should be OK.

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:41

The only plants that I have ever heard of being toxic to cats are members of Lilium family.

Even then I believe the only cases of poisoning have been when the cut flowers have been indoors & the cat has brushed against the pollen & then licked it from it's fur.


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 20:26

Last winter mine was loaded with berries, this winter none,nothing to worry about it's just having a rest I think.

Tree identificagtion

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 19:37

I  think it should be Acer Insigne


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:23 ,

They have a specialist snowdrop sale on 31st January 2015

Angels Trumpets

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 23:46

Datura are actually short lived perennials but are usually considered annuals in the UK.

Angels Trumpets

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 22:56

The trouble is ''angels trumpets'' is also used to describe Datura, a similar plant but not the same as Brugmansia.

Brugmansia cuttings.

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 21:51

If your plants are seed raised you need to take the cuttings above the fork in the trunk as this is adult wood, where the flower buds form, this will give you bushier plants that flower earlier.

Parsnip problems!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:18

Jenny did you sow the seed direct into the soil? I have seen parsnips like this when people have sown them in trays & then transplanted them later.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 23:11

I have yet to read any posts from MA that suggest he is an expert in any subject.

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