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Petunias...

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 19:23

Thanks!  Odd isn't it.  Do you pull the old flowers out or snip them off the stem?

i was just out pulling the old ones out before, and there's so many, I got bored. 

Ahh well, this is obviously the draw back!

Petunias...

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:42

Hi all,

i know they're not the most sophisticated or popular amongst proper gardeners, but I like to plant out petunias in hanging baskets, I find they're pretty much instant gratification, and look great from young till midlife.

I've noticed though that they seem to completely fall off a cliff as regards their look.  

Mine looked amazing last week, absolutely massive from only a few plants, but this week thstart all starting to look a bit straggly, and aren't producing many flowers.

I'm looking after them, water them every day, used good soil with a slow release feed, and try to pull the dead heads off, although I fall behind at this a bit.

is there any way I can keep them going another month?  It'd be nice to take them through August. I'm almost tempted to snip them right down?

Purple Plant

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 16:24

Thanks guys! 

Sorry for the delay, didn't realise you'd replied!

Purple Plant

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 16:11

Hello all,

 

Could someone help me in identifying this purple plant?  We got it with a mixed bunch of plants, and it didn't say the name.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28126.jpg?width=470&height=350&mode=max

 

Weird red things...

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:30

Ahh - found looking up galls - thanks for that.

Weird red things...

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:16

Hello,

I'm curious about these things I see on certain leaves.

I'm not overly bothered about it, as this is an a 'wild' part of the garden (code for the bit I can't yet be bothered with!), but I wonder what these red things are.

When they get older, they turn into quite big nodules on the leaves - are they beetles?

I've seen them on a hedge leaf too..

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26519.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

Replanting

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:10

Thanks - this is the parent plant, outside.

It's lost all the flowers now - they don't last long.

Weirdly, the cuttings did really well with a bag over, but they are slowly dying off now I've taken it off.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26512.jpg?width=304&height=350&mode=max

 

Replanting

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:43

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26497.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Hello all,

We have one of these plants growing in the front garden - about early June (here in NW England) it displays a massive amount of bright pink flowers, then seems to die off to a very brittle plant - not sure what it is.

Anyway, when it was flowering, we took some cuttings and put them in a pot with a bag over, in the sun, inside the house.

It took really well, and two weeks later, there was loads of little green leaves, and it was getting nice and strong.

I took the bag off the top, and in the following week or two after, they've started to get brittle - though I noticed the parent plant has too, now it's displayed.

 

Any idea what I should do now?

 

 

 

 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 16:46

I buy a new one each time I see the advert.  Garage is full of them. 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 11:05

You should use a different gardening related word each time, but one letter on alphabetically. 

I don't know why. 

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Petunias...

 
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Purple Plant

 
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Weird red things...

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Replanting

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Tree/Shrub ID

What's this tree? 
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Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Help with dying plants. 
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