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Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:35

That is sad SGLily   I'd send you one but mine aren't working either.


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:31

None here yet in W Somerset.  For me it is usually 2nd week of Feb.

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:29

1154..........ooh...... if you have any left over, do you want to put your excess on the Seed Swap thread ?

Pond plants

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:49


Beginner with a greenhouse

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:33 BLizzie says, you need to hang on for a while before you sow tender seeds.

Depends where you are, you could start some of your perennials end of this month/beginning March.  Check on the info you have with the don't need to be exact but they offer a guide. 

Patience and gardening don't always go choose one or the other IMHO


Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:20

Emma......forget the date and just consider the weather conditions.  Enjoy your flower

Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:14

Undoubtedly more sensible advice than mine GG

Woodland species that can tolerate strong sunlight?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:08

Forest floors rather depend on where they are sited............there is a world of difference between temperate and tropical just as an example.

GG is right........bit more goes onto the floor than wood chippings.  Seedlings will sprout in a damp substrate but doesn't mean they will grow on successfully.

Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 17:59

It never hurts just to take a look will only worry that you may have missed something you really want

Yellowing leaves

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 17:54

The Dracenas don't particularly like draughts ............yellowing leaves sometimes denote overwatering but if you are happy with your watering regime, I wouldn't worry too much.  Like any plant, they will tend to lose some of their leaves. ..particularly over winter when the light levels drop.

They can stand cooler temps indoors but do need good light

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