nikki 7

Latest posts by nikki 7

1 to 10 of 57

fallen rotting apples

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 17:05

Hi Logan

Many thanks for the advice and reassurance.  Much appreciated.

fallen rotting apples

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:02

Hello Folks

I've just dug out my runner bean trench for next years crop and dumped loads of rotting, fallen apples into it (leaving some for the birds over the winter period), along with manure from the compost heap, before filling it in again to rot down.  I'm hoping that the high liquid content of the decomposing apples will benefit the beans when planted next year.  Though I am now left wondering if the acid content of the apples will be detrimental to the growth of the runner beans.  Any thoughts or comments on the matter?  Thanks

spirea variety

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:16

Thank you all very much for your replies.   Spirea  'Bridal Wreath it is then.  (So much for my 'wedding bouquet'  thoughts)!   Well, now I know what to look for at the garden centre.  Thanks again

spirea variety

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 17:00

Hello folks

Can anyone help me with the proper name of the Spirea shrub which, I believe,  is generally called 'wedding bouquet' (or something like that)?  It flowers with long, arching white flowers in the spring.  Many thanks for replies

callistemon propogation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:38

Many thanks for the reply and the link Dave.  Much appreciated.  I'll check it out.

callistemon propogation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 00:38

Hi everyone.

Does anyone know how I would go about propagating a callistemon please.  My neighbour has a lovely specimen and said I can have a cutting,  I've searched everywhere but can't seem to find any info on the subject!  Replies very much appreciated.  Thanks

blackcurrant propogation

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:40

Many thanks for all your replies.  I'm feeling a bit more confident now about the survival of my cuttings after reading them.  I love blackcurrants and would really like a few more bushes.  So, hopefully I will by this time next year.

blackcurrant propogation

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 17:22

Hello one and all

I've just gathered all my ripened blackcurrants for freezing and have planted some of the hardwood stem cuttings, hoping to increase my stock of shrubs.  I know it should really be done later in the year, but will they take root?  What do you more knowledgeable folks think?  Replies appreciated.  Thanks

Paeonia delavayi

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:39

I've grown a couple of the yellow variety from seed.  I planted the seeds in pots in 2012 - and only now have plants a couple of feet tall!  You obviously have to be really patient if growing from seed.  Good luck!

growing fatsia japonica from cuttings

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:58

Many thanks to everyone for the information above.  VERY much appreciated.  I'll try again with cuttings and seeds via the methods you've mentioned.

1 to 10 of 57

Discussions started by nikki 7

fallen rotting apples

Bean trench compost 
Replies: 2    Views: 674
Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 17:05

spirea variety

White spirea shrub 
Replies: 9    Views: 600
Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 17:20

callistemon propogation

callistemon citrinus 
Replies: 2    Views: 335
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 13:38

blackcurrant propogation

propogation of blackcurrants 
Replies: 6    Views: 729
Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 15:40

growing fatsia japonica from cuttings

Fatsia from cuttings 
Replies: 5    Views: 1521
Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 17:58

alterrnative to fruit tree banding

Fruit tree washes for winter. 
Replies: 1    Views: 502
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 15:50

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Should I cut down the foliage?? 
Replies: 3    Views: 631
Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 14:21

dividing drumstick primulas

drumstick primulas 
Replies: 4    Views: 764
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 12:45

propogation of fatsia japonica

propogation help wanted p[lease 
Replies: 2    Views: 685
Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 10:44

parsnips seedlings

No sign of parsnip seedlings! 
Replies: 11    Views: 1012
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 23:42


rabbit manure 
Replies: 8    Views: 639
Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 13:14

feeding leeks later in the year?

spindly leeks 
Replies: 4    Views: 769
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 20:48

Garlic growing

When to plant out my module grown garlic? 
Replies: 4    Views: 725
Last Post: 02/02/2014 at 15:29

Golden hops plant

Growing in a large tub? 
Replies: 6    Views: 6289
Last Post: 27/11/2013 at 20:50

Choisya Sundance- will it survive?

choisya transplant 
Replies: 6    Views: 1798
Last Post: 13/07/2013 at 13:37
1 to 15 of 22 threads