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Posted: 20/01/2012 at 21:16

where in the uk are you?this is very early.I could only suggest winter pansys.


Posted: 20/01/2012 at 16:30

the flower expert by Dr..D.G Hessayon,and read up to chapter 4 at first this is the best way to learn the basics.The vegatable and herb expert by Dr D G Hessayon.You will find these books an investment.available at w h smith,and used copies and new are sold on amazon.I would not be without these books!


Posted: 20/01/2012 at 16:10

I am in the middle of trying two methods,you can either leave in the ground over winter,after flowering let the foliage die down ,and then cut back.They dont seem to do as well in their second season.Or after foliage has died down lift the bulbs and store them in peat till September,and replant for the following spring,advise I have had is they flower to their full potential  if lifted.I hope this helps!

Can I move my peony?

Posted: 20/01/2012 at 15:20

Avoid moving,and you cannot divide clumps to increase stock .Ive made mistakes with moving these they died instantly once replanted.   Mulch in spring ,Stake the stems,water in dry weather,deadhead faded blooms,and feed with general fertiliser in late summer,hope this helps!

Sweet peas and potted bulbs

Posted: 20/01/2012 at 15:04

Last year I sown sweet pea seeds into ground,they were just as sucessful as the ones I had grown indoors.I planted them mid to late april, near manchester!

plant for large pot

Posted: 20/01/2012 at 14:59

I filled a large pot with Calendulas last season,the display was awesome.plant the seeds in April,they never fail to germinate,.in summer they will be about a foot high,but no need to stake them.They seem to look after theirselves,just need to deadhead faded blooms.This is also an inexpensive option.

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 19/01/2012 at 16:44

Ive got two cats,the kitten dug all my freshley planted spring bulbs up in September.I replanted them,and placed water filled plastic bottles around the bulbs.It seems to have worked.Hope it works for your veg patch,the only problem is the bottles are unsightly.

lily beetle

Posted: 19/01/2012 at 11:22

Thankyou for your advise.I will try your method this year.I would also be interested also to see if anything can repel these pests that is not a systemic insectiside,but I will have to use one as a last resort.Any ideas welcome!

lily beetle

Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:20

I am planning my garden for the season.In the previous two seasons my garden has been plagued by lily beetle,my crown imperials were attacked and all my lilys.I have read that spraying sunflower oil on plants will help.Does anybody have any advise to get rid of these?

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