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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Chocolate Cosmos

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:15

The leaves at the centre of the plant may just be old and the upper leaves will probably block out sunlight to them.

It could be erratic watering, usually letting the plant dry out causes leaves to go brown and shrivel.

Could you post a pic? I could probably diagnose it better then.

I grow chocolate cosmos in the ground and flowers right up until November

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 10:04

The plant is too big to bring indoors and the days are slowly getting shorter, I cant see any flowers producing fruit to be honest either :P

The plant only cost me 80p so its not a bad return!

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 09:47

They grow well in my improved Clay soil

The wet winter didnt seem to bother them either

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 09:07

I have Gaillardia Arizona Sun. Short and Bushy and full of flower from July until Frosts

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58149.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:20

I took some cuttings 2 weeks ago of some Penstemon in small terracotta pots using mpc and grit.

They have tiny leaves coming from the side shoots so I'm hoping that these will have rooted in a week or so's time so I can pot them on

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:16

Hi all I have had 8 lovely big sweet Peppers from my plant. It is starting to produce new flowers now.

What I'm wondering is that its now coming to September and I'm thinking is it best to discard the plant now?

Do you think these flowers will produce ripe fruit in my greenhouse before it gets too cold?

Matt

dahlias dahling

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:00

Beautiful Dahlias but I wont grow them, useless for insects. Have lots of single flowered ones  though

Garden Idiot

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:33

lets hope so

Garden Idiot

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:46

Its council owned so not really much to be done. 5 Children live there too. Cant be a very good upbringing.

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:17

amen to the constant change Tootles. Have to stop doing this and keeping the plants rather than buying fresh all the time.

I'm a little impulsive with plants so am learning to take cuttings and split my plants accordingly, saving myself a fortune.

I'll try get a pic tomorrow for you Tootles.

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Longest lived plant

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