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Monty's cat

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:17

My 19 year old cat always follows me outside when im pottering, she wont come into the greenhouse though :P

How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:14

Patient is the key with Orchids, the more established it gets the more it will flower, try and leave it pot bound, this will encourage flowering

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 00:00

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 Grown well again this summer, its actually around 6 feet high now (including the pot) Its going in the ground soon

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:46

Yes ive collected some seed already, I'll let these ones go to seed too so I have a good stock, the germination rate was pretty decent though.

Dahlia - still flowering

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:44

As above, leave it grow as long as possible, this will make the tubers fatter and help it stand a better chance of surviving if you do decide to lift and store it.

Make sure to leave an inch of stem when you cut them down as this is where next seasons growth will appear from.

Pansy problem

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:09

I would say Caterpillars too probably, Slugs would eat the leaves too

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:06

clematis General Sikorski

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 Chocolate Cosmos

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 Blueberry Leaves turn a wonderful colour this time of year

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 Dahlia Pooh

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 Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff and Twyning's After Eight

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 Giant Chrysanthemum Ball I managed to overwinter from last year

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 Zinnia Marylandica 'Starlight Rose' The seeds for this plant were expensive but well worth every penny, Been performing like this since Early June

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Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 19:12

Its good for the survival of Sycamore/Ash trees I guess that nothing eats the seeds

Geraniums

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 19:08

Dig it up Steve, last Winter was exceptionally mild, I doubt we will get a repeat of that.

Cut it back hard and pot up in fresh compost, keep somewhere frost free over winter, no heat needed.

Geraniums

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 18:27

Cut all my Pelargoniums back today, same as Verdun

Barely a leaf to be seen, I can vouch that they do respond well to this with a bit of TLC

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