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Overwintered Dahlias

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 00:35

Mine have just started showing shoots this week. Hopefully yours will show soon too. They were repotted end Feb and placed in a frost free greenhouse. I thought I'd lost them, but they have all come through.

Delphiniums second flush

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 22:00

Yes cut back and give a good feed and water and they will give you a  second flush...It won't be as lush as the first flush but still worth doing imo... Good luck.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:14

Lyn, I haven' t posted  but have followed your story... So sad, but Mum was where she wanted to be and you really did an amazing job...You have to go through the grief, but make sure that you look after yourself... In time you will remember her with smiles. Thinking of you. x


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 22:29

I had an allotment that was covered by this awful weed...I dug deep and pulled what roots I could (the roots are black and waxy).. I added loads of organic matter and some sharp sand and made sure that regrowth was hoed off or pulled as soon as they showed through.... I never really got rid of it but it became less of a problem and I grew some super crops over many years....

If you do go the weed killer route, they say that crushing the stems, so the weed killer can penetrate the plant may work. But as has been said, this weed was around a long time before we were. Good luck but don't give up hope... The old saying goes that you shouldn't let it see Monday.

Bay tree problem

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 22:52

If growing in pots I would use a soil based compost instead of a MP compost. JI 2 or 3 would be more suitable.  I would be inclined to repot in a suitable compost, cut it back a bit to promote new healthy growth and make sure it doesn't dry out over summer... Periodic liquid feeds will also be beneficial. Good luck


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 19:18

They do take at least 3 years to flower from seed... I had loads in the border in my last house which bloomed every year - They weren't pot bound. They do like good drainage though. Hope they flower this year for you and as said above a Tomato feed and make sure they don't dry out. Good luck.

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 22:01

Probably not happy - never done it myself and never felt the need to. But if someone is worried about their cat that is an option.

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 21:47

I grew Lilies for years and had a cat and never had a problem...However, if you are worried just snip off the pollen carrying stamens and all will be well. 

growing mecanopsis

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:59

Well done on the amount that have germinated... I tried growing from seed for about 3 years.. I had limited success with the germination, but the plants that did grow never bloomed... I gave them all the requirements... Acidic soil, damp, some shade etc... I gave up in the end.... Lovely plants if you can get them going though! Good luck

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:45

It sounds like you have done everything right, so if possible as previous posters have suggested, contact the supplier. So sad when it doesn't all work out. Especially with something like a fruit tree that we hope will be there for years and years.

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