rosie plum

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desperate for advice please

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 10:46

hi kate, your wee haven sounds wonderful, and im sure it will be an inspiration, there is one good side to all this, NO WEEDS OR DIGGING!!!!

What are these?

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 00:53

because they look like they have scales could they be lily bulbs of some kind??liatris spicata are also quite lumpy and rough....

desperate for advice please

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 00:48

you could also lay planks of wood and have raised beds...

about plants

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:59

if no harsh frosts are forecast then plant out, but harden these young plants off in a coldframe or just bring them in at night for a week or so, you can always cloche them for a while until the weather improves, im in the midlands of ireland and its cold and frosty at night, but i have spring onion seedings in the ground already and they are getting on fine..maybe plant out half and reserve half for a few weeks just in case

nipping out young plants

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:55

it depends on how the plant is growing, if it looks bushy enough then dont bother but always be careful to allow the plant to reach a decent size before you nip out the growing tip, and try to pot on the growing tips of the geraniums as these root readily if in free draining compost

Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:53

and dont forget to divide any perennials that you buy, before potting on...ok it will set back the growth of the plant but by dividing and repotting first you at least increase your yield to four times and they benefit from this so much....also sweetpea pots are usually several baby can get such value for money by potting each seedling on


Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:47

haha wintersong...i agree, they are a brilliant plant to have...even if you just bought one good plant you can propagate lots from it...raspberry is another is so prolific that it has reached weed status in my garden!!!

dirty nails

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:43

i also use household rubber gloves as these give a snug fit...


Posted: 14/04/2012 at 20:52

yea andy is perfectly correct...compost is too dry, address this issue and the problem should go away!!

Bedding Plants

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 20:34

i agree with nidge..anyway once in the groung they will thrive..concentrate on beefing up the beds they are going into in the meantime..good luck with your party!!

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