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color changing flowers

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:11

And nut, what on earth is that eBay listing?!? What worried me most is it claims that 300 people have actually bought them. 

color changing flowers

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:08

Pulmonaria start off pink and change to blue. 

Lots of roses change colour as the flowers age.

So I don't really see why it is that novel to be honest. From a science point of view,  it just seems a waste of biotechnology. I understand engineering crops to make them pest/ disease resistant or to express higher levels of vitamins. Things that will have an impact on world hunger etc. But a petunia that changes colour when you give it alcohol? Don't get it at all.  

Cucumber seeds

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 21:14

I bought a packet of Sungold F1 tomato seeds. I know they are f1 so will be a bit more expensive. I paid £2.99 for a pack which should have had 15 seeds in. When I opened the packed there were 3 whole seeds in it!  £1/seed! 

aged manure advice?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:48

Jason, I was always told that horse poo is fine fresh, its the bedding type manure from stables that has lots of wee therefore ammonia in it which will burn plants. 

wild flower mix

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:45

Not sure I would have classed it as a wild flower though. They are perennial and my clumps of leaves have overwintered. They are definitely grey furry leaves. Although the flowers are similar to cornflower which I would have thought more likely to be in a wildflower mix as suggested by fidget and dorcas. 

wild flower mix

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:43



Posted: 03/03/2015 at 18:25

I think I used JI no3 with some grit added as they like good drainage. Having said that, mine didn't flower last year (their fist year) either. 

Some say they like to be pot bound to flower well, others say its a myth, I'm not yet enough of an expert to say either way I'm afraid. 


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:18

Thanks Cairnsie. I have a thermometer in there, so perhaps will just bring them in if it threatens to be particularly cold overnight. 


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:17

I thought so Charlie. The packet said to plant from Jan to April so I though late Feb would be OK.  I know they are not 'hardy' but I've had them survive well into the winter in the past, although I know its different for established plants compared to little seedlings. 

ID please

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:47

Great. Have been wondering for a while and its only taking a photo and putting it on here that has made me twig. Thanks dove and but.

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ID please

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when is best? 
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San Marzano 3 tomatoes

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Where do you trust to buy plants from?

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when and how? 
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Roses and clematis to train along a fence

Suggestions please! 
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looking a bit sorry for itself 
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holiday proofing the greenhouse

tip/thoughts on capillary matting 
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'With added John Innes'

what does it actually mean? 
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should they be growing yet? 
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