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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.


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


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..



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.



Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:43


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. 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:32
Elizabeth Winstanley wrote (see)

Friends of mine buried their old dog in the garden, in her favourite spot, a sunny patch by the  fence. Some months later they were sitting in the garden having tea when their new dog comes trotting round the corner of the house with an object in it's mouth, which it was reluctant to give up. The ensuing chase revealed excavations in a sunny patch by the fence and the 'object' to be a paw.  

Oh gosh! Yuk. 

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