Rob Stevens

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Sunflower Problems

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:54

Yeah Lesson learned on that one...

Sunflower Problems

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:29

I'm having the same problem, but I thought it was because I'd overdone the plant food..?


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:29

Ours are a couple of feet tall at the moment. Not sure what variety they are. Have some with pink pendulous flowers, and some with white horizontal.

Name that plant!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:33

Thank you for the responses. The cuttings I took were stem cuttings, so I'll have to see how they turn out. It's very pretty, so  I can live with it self seeding!

Name that plant!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:17

Thanks for that, much appreciated!

Name that plant!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 22:41


Please can someone tell me what this is?

 I took some cuttings from one in a park so it'd be nice to know what it is and whether it'll survive.


May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 22:28

Sounds like everyone has been busy.

@Wintersong - I'm eying up a dryopteris cristata at morrisons for my shade border. Nice timing for Monty to be talking about them on GW yesterday!

@figrat - I've also planted out my courgettes. Was sick of looking at them sitting in the coldframe looking sorry for themselves. I don't have any cloches though. Hope they're OK.

I've also planted out some dwarf sunflowers and nasturtiums. My summer bulbs and Aquilegias are finally starting to flower so I thought it'd be OK to risk putting the tender stuff out.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 22:25

Mine are still sat on the bedroom window ledge. I've got some sweet peas and nasturtiums that have been out for a few weeks, but they're not doing much!

Broadcasting poppy seeds into the border

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 22:07
I've done the same. I'm planning on getting a few different types and doing it again every couple of weeks for continuous flowering.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 22:00
A productive evening had here. Dead moss raked out of the back lawn, lawn mown, all courgettes planted, veg patch weeded, front garden weeded, all pots and newly planted stuff watered. Time flys when you're having fun!

Discussions started by Rob Stevens

Plant ID Help Please

Is it a weed 
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Building a Compost Heap

Should I line it? 
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Name that plant!

A fun game for all... 
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Festuca Glauca (Elijah Blue) - Remove Seed Heads

Is it OK? 
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Last Post: 22/04/2012 at 20:04

Tasty things

Using what you grow or forage 
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