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Gardening Survay for my Product Design Degree

Posted: Today at 19:21

Yes, but it's fair to say that you don't need a huge amount of space to do some interesting gardening. Almost all my plants (Except veg) live on my 30 square metre (300 square feet) balcony. And I have a lot of fun!

Japanese Maple Looking Sad

Posted: Today at 19:17

Hello All,

I bought a Japanese Maple a few months ago (Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet' to be precise) and am growing it in a pot on the balcony. 

I've noticed two things. Firstly some of the leaves are a lot greener than I would expect at this time of year, which I am guessing may be because it's only getting maybe three or four hours of sun where it is. Secondly, and more worryingly, some of the leaves are  drying out, crumpling up and dropping, and really not looking at all healthy. I know it's autumn, but similar trees in my areas still have all their leaves. 

Could it be that it's just settling in, or should I be worried? It has had a bit of an aphid infestation, but I don't think it was that, and I've dealt with that now.

Thanks for any suggestions,



When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:08

Yeah, I went too shallow last year, having read that they should be only barely buried. The birds ate almost all of them. Deeper this year.

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 16:07

Interesting, what's the advantage of using pots?

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:58

Excellent. Thank you NGCARDS. I'll do mine at the weekend then.

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:21

Hi All,

When do people generally put their garlic in? I'm thinking it might still be a bit early, especially given the mild weather?


Viola seeds

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:51

I sowed some about a month ago in the hope that they'd flower in spring. They did germinate pretty well, but have largely stopped growing now, which is probably as expected.

Hardy Annuals & Repotting

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:47

Thanks Dave!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:46

Thanks a lot David! Let's see if the first batch survive the winter!

Hardy Annuals & Repotting

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:24

Hi All,

I'm sowing some hardy annuals in the autumn this year for the first time (poppies, cornflowers, sweet peas) and was wondering about whether to repot them into bigger pots with more nutritious compost before the frost sets in, or rather just leave them in their tiny pots with the seed compost until they start to grow again in spring. I think it's a "no" for the sweet peas, having looked at the famous sweet pea thread, but not sure about the others.

Also, they're not annuals, but I have some catmint and some violas that I sowed in late summer /early autumn, about which I have the same question!



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Discussions started by ommthree

Japanese Maple Looking Sad

Leaves look unhealthy 
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Last Post: Today at 20:51

When to Plant Garlic

Am I a bit early still? 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 09:17

Hardy Annuals & Repotting

Should I repot before the frost? 
Replies: 2    Views: 147
Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 20:47

Pruning Pinks

Whether to cut them back at all 
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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 20:10

Bulbs in Pots

How to deal with in summer 
Replies: 6    Views: 153
Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 10:54

How to grow spinach

Confused about how spinach is supposed to behave 
Replies: 11    Views: 233
Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 20:25

Thyme Dying Off

The centre of my thyme is dying off 
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Last Post: 01/09/2014 at 22:35

Herbs Yellowing

Basil & Marjoram going a bit sad and yellow 
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Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 22:38

Chilis Shrivelling

Replies: 7    Views: 246
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 20:14

Insects on my rose

Are they good news or bad news? 
Replies: 7    Views: 168
Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:15

Bay Tree Leaf Curl

Sudden curling of young leaves 
Replies: 12    Views: 392
Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 15:26

Gooseberry Pruning

How to deal with new canes 
Replies: 2    Views: 157
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 10:28

Moving Garlic

Can I move some garlic at this time of year? 
Replies: 6    Views: 158
Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 13:37

Cobweb-Like Material on Olive

Do I need to act? 
Replies: 4    Views: 209
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 21:02

Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

On an new potentilla red ace in a pot 
Replies: 19    Views: 523
Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 20:41
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