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Latest posts by shazza3

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:15

hello, that's really odd, have never heard of that before. all my lupins were small when bought two years ago and virtually flowered the same year.

how tall are they now and have you looked into the centre of the plant to see if there are any flower stalks at all ??

if it was me, i'd be having a good rummage around the plant if all the others around it are doing ok.

hope this helps

 

Help needed

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 09:11

thanks for all the replies, not sure about Youtube as want the book to have in greenhouse when taking the cuttings, could have a quick look though.

will see if i can buy the book as well

cheers

shaz

 

 

Help needed

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:09

hello, i have lots of perennials in my garden and would like to make more for free. the problem is i don't know how to do this.

can anyone suggest a good book that gives simple advice for beginners with photographs as i'm not an expert & sometimes don't understand the technical jargon used. i've heard people talk about how easy it is to do this but i can't even get my Xmas cactus to root from cuttings.

thanks for any suggestions

shaz

  

Rose bush failing

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:14

hello, if you've only recently planted out the roses, you'll need to keep them well watered until they're well established. give them a good soaking either first thing in the morning, or late evening (especially now the weather has turned hot). 

they also like lots of manure (well rotted) around the base of the trunk.

if you dead-head the flowers, they'll keep producing more blooms right through the summer until the autumn/winter.

 

hope this helps

 

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:05

HA HA, me too !!!!

usually fling them over the bank where there's lots for them to eat except my lovely perennials

Where to buy

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 23:00

is that the one that has long prongs for raking up moss and stuff ???

if so, i have one that i've never used in my garage that you can have.

 

don't suppose you live in Swansea, South Wales by any chance do you ????

Identify plant

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:51

why don't you Google it, that way you'll get a photo as well that you can compare to yours ????

Taking cuttings

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:46

hello, i've recently taken some cuttings of xmas cactus as my plant is very overgrown and they're in the greenhouse at the moment. as i wasn't sure whether to take long or short cuttings, i've done both. i dipped the ends in rooting powder as i didn't know if they'd take without it. 

my question is will all the cuttings take and how long will it be before i know ???

i've never taken cuttings from this plant before so don't know what to expect.

thanks   

Mystery Plants from inherited garden

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:05

How fab, starting from scratch. i'm envious of your shed it looks great !!!

i have an old ornament that i dug up from underneath a border that was filled with all kinds of debris from the house when it was initially renovated about 20 years ago. We painted him and his little dog (he looks like he's hiking with his companion) and now they both live under my dwarf apple tree, they looks as if they belong there !!!

good luck with all your projects, there's a mine of information on this site.    

Weather

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 16:02

know what you mean, we were also lucky in Wales to get two days of fine weather, now we're getting battered by the rain that's spreading from the west. garden started to look pretty but now it's lashing down, oh well it'll do the garden good i suppose !!!  

Discussions started by shazza3

Lupins

How to propogate 
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Help needed

Couregette and chilli plants 
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Advice needed

Cuttings 
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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 17:59

Curious

Where do plants disappear to ??? 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 01:14

Is it box blight or not ????

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 11:05

Is this correct ???

Info needed on Valerian Officinalis 
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Last Post: 20/07/2013 at 12:02

Why is this happening ???

Cotinus is wrong colour  
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Last Post: 20/07/2013 at 08:29

Empty Planters

Suggestions Please 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 22:13

Help needed

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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 09:11

Taking cuttings

Xmas cactus 
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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 21:31

Query

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Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 15:58

Greenhouse query

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Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 22:35

Things that thrive in large pots

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Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 11:01

Winter Flowering Jasmine

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Last Post: 20/01/2013 at 13:47

How and where to site a Bee house ??

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