Latest posts by Singy

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:20

did mine about 4 weeks ago and they took about a week, started in GH then into coldframe.

Member are leaving quicker than the summer did

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:14

Starting threads annoucing that you are leaving only fuels the fire, it strikes me as a need for attention, if someone decides to leave then simply stop using the forum, dont clamour for attention and people begging you to stay.

I am not sure who has caused these problems, but its pathetic on both parts in my opinion.

Insect Identification

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:02

Thanks Dove, i have read through that page already and a couple of others and most say it is a pest, i am not into killing pests generally  (other than slugs and even they just get flung over the fence) 

Would you consider this a danger to my rosemary? i have had another look and cant see any others around.

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:48

Agree, looks very much like a dogwood i have just seen.

Insect Identification

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:41

Just found this :

Which is possible as it was infact on my rosemary, although it is definetly gold rather than green

Insect Identification

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:40


Spotted this little insect (beetle?) while wondering round the garden this morning, it is about the same size as a ladybird, with gold and red stripes along the back, couldnt see underside without disturbing it.


 any ideas?


Spring bulbs help

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:41

I have asimilar experience with some daffs, muscari, oxalis and anomone de caen all ahving spouted. I was a little concerned on some but this has reassured me.

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 17:23

Well my grandad wasnt interested in gardening whatsoever, but when i was young i used to go and play in the mud and could often be found climbing the compost heap, digging for worms and watching them riggle in my hand after finding them.

It was on the pot hole filled path along the middle of the allotment site that i first rode my bike without stablisers when i guess i was 4 or 5, i recall shouting at my dad not to let go (he wa supposed to be holding the seat) only to look round and see him miles behind having already let go and me triumphantly riding without them, upon turning round i lost control and ended up in someone elses allotment plot.

Buddleia - Flower Power

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:46

Thanks for info on planting out, Carmic, i am not sure if cuttings is an issue, leave them alone and see if they take

Buddleia - Flower Power

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:21


I have just recieved my order for Buddleia flower power i placed several months ago, i was advised that October/November was the correct time for planting, just wanted to check if this is correct?

The plants have been delivered in approx 1 litre pots and are about 1.5-2 feet high, rather spindly but i supose that is what is to be expected when buying a young plant (not plug)

I have 3 plants so could mix when/where they are planted.  I intend to have one in a container permently and another in a border, unsure on location for the third yet.



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