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why are my dianthus flowers going blind

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 22:25

Thank you

The drainage is very sharp


why are my dianthus flowers going blind

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 21:19

The first flush of flowers on my pinks are great ,then on the second flush most of the buds are hollow, why is this I cannot see any bugs, could it be they are too dry?



Posted: 23/05/2016 at 22:42

Agree Carol Kleins clothes were eye boggling awful.

I quite liked dermots design until the trees moved!!!

we know it was the Queens birthday !!!!

Geraniums from Thompson &Morgan

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 23:31

yes i have had very poor plug geraniums still struggling to get them to grow



Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:20

I live in South Wales and my geraniums are left in pots in a sheltered spot and re grow and flower.

I have lost a couple on occasions tough.


Copper tape

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:35

I find copper tape works well even after tainting


Bare root rose - in or out of water tonight?

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 21:09

 i left mine in a bucket for 10 days then planted them they are doing fine


Sedum green roof

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 18:05

i suppose the difference is the blanket will be completely covered with plants, whereas the plugs will leave gaps until they grow together.

Could you do a mixture of both?


Is there anything missing from this home made compost?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 08:56

Not keen on adding cardboard....shredded paper sometimes though but not newspapers. 


why Verdun?


Propagating Elder

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 08:54


from the rhs website

PropagationPropagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter. Propagate by seed sown in the open ground or containers in the autumn


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