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Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:24

Hyacinths are hardy but if you have bought prepared ones to flower indoors, I'd leave in GH and then bring indoors when flowering.  The average house temperature usually means the flowers will not last as long but......the scent.......shame not to have the full benefit of it


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:20

Well done it doesn't take you long to fill it up

Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:18

OK ta.......mine is Aureomarginata and I dug up and potted maybe 12 months ago.  I do intend to replant when the ground is clear.  It didn't have all that much of a rootball and the main stem had been damaged at one time in the distant past.  I'm beginning to think that renovating old trees and shrubs is getting too much like hard work and causing angst ( but admit am always pleased when they come back to life with a flourish )

Black jelly slime killing baby plants?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:08

Never seen anything like that before Edd - in a pot or otherwise........enlighten us please ?

Black jelly slime killing baby plants?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:58

Best hang on for a while then Louise........hopefully someone else may have some advice soon

Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:24

Sorry to barge in but does this advice stand for all Daphnes or just Dottypoo's particular type ?

Black jelly slime killing baby plants?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:19

Not to easy to tell definitely without a photo Louise but it could be that your compost has become too wet and compacted.  Salvias especially like a nice well drained medium.  Was there any reason you have kept them potted for so long rather than planting them out ?

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:10

Marjorams, Thymes, Common Sage and White clover too

The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:02

Check with your local library......they may be interested in having them.  Or some local gardening society/club may well be pleased to have them for use of members


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 15:56

Most will benefit from pruning but best left til Spring now I think

Discussions started by philippa smith2


Seed sowing. 
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Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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