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Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 23:06

People don't seem to be surprised when they see me pottering about in the garden. I think most people are used to seeing me now. I get the same comment "You can do my garden "

I think I get more looks when I am visiting the GC 


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:59

Hi , I plant mine in seed trays, but dont cover them. I had mine in the house to start off. They like it on the dry side aswell

How much water should I be watering Canna?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:10

Yes they are small, but for one which has out grown its pot, I just watered them. I be put them all in large pots/barrels. It still a little chill at night but I think I leave them in GH if I have place, they are in my potting tray at the moment GH is nearly full.

 The one on the far left is the one which had been rotting,  rhizome still feels firm kept it just incase it might do something . middle is the one which dried out but its got a little shoot coming through. pretoria bottom right  is my replacement


How much water should I be watering Canna?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:28

Thanks FG they been in the house most of the time from March, but they been going out into the greenhouse during the day back in house for night time.  

How much water should I be watering Canna?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:07

Hello It my first year growing cannas and I got my self confused on watering, I bought 3 originally. One started to rot so I assumed I have been over watering. I have cut the rotting bit off but I didnt think it would sprout so I bought another already growing. So after that I cut down on the watering, One of my other started to sprout but It looks like I not been watering enough now and the sprouting shoot dried out  it got another shoot coming through though.  My last Canna growing just fine it about 30cm high now.

I was watering dribs and drabs a bit like my dahlias but slightly a little more. I thought Canna were marginal plants as well but with the first one rotting it got me   

Lawnmower Engine Problem

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:02

Sounds like it could be seized, possibly broke a piston ring. Obviously I cant be sure. You could try removing the spark plug - it should be easy to turn the engine over with the pull cord or try rotating the blade with your hands be careful. If it still impossible to turn the engine over it probably finished.

First Petrol Mower

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 13:44

Hi is the mower big enough for your lawn and other areas ? Its only a little mower at 39cm cutting width and 2.7hp engine so cutting long grass all the time will ware it out faster. If you think its right for you go ahead, it got good reviews aswell. Remember to keep it well maintained checking oil etc and it should be ok.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 12:19

Good job Busy-lizzie  

It's my birthday

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 22:42

Happy Birthday mrs Pdoc 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 23:24

Been GC today and got myself some goodies for the new border  . After spoiling myself on a cylinder mower on Monday and getting to carried away at the GC  I got no spending money left now  I even had to ask for a borrow couldn't be putting plants back could I . I did really want them Hostas  - El nino - Patriot - Liberty but I didn't pick them up spent way to much this week.  

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How much water should I be watering Canna?

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Got some new Pots today guess how much?

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Heleniums growth rate ?

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what colour pergola

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Wood post in concrete

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Recommended fruit and veg variety's

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Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

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To late to plant foxgloves?

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A few questions

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Good year for Cucumbers

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You like my cold frame?

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Wisteria planting.

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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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leaf spot on Marigolds?

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