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Hardy Sunflower Helianthus 'Double Whammy'

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 12:24

AnniD - that sounds just the right sort of plant for me!  Mags

Hardy Sunflower Helianthus 'Double Whammy'

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 17:42

thank you very much, punkdoc.  I intend to get one.  Mags 

Hardy Sunflower Helianthus 'Double Whammy'

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 16:51

Can anyone give me some info about this lovely plant?  Does it need much attention, Will it be hardy in Staffordshire and will it be ok in my garden or should I plant in ericaceous compost?  Many thanks, Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 16:59

With further thought, you should probably not prune until spring.  If you prune it now it may encourage new growth which would possibly be too tender for the winter.  If you can bear to leave it - wait and do it about April.  I would do that here in Staffordshire, anyway.  Bye, Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 15:08

I originally asked about pruning on behalf of my neighbour .  I can tell you that he seems trim bits off any time of the year to keep it in shape, and if he trims the tips regularly it will encourage new growth that are the bits that will colour up pink. They seem to be quite tough little trees.  Good luck with it. Mags

will my orchids flower?

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 17:19

Never heard of the mist spray. I guest it is something with a feed already in it judging my the manufacturers.  I will look for it.  Thank very much.  Mags

will my orchids flower?

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 14:05

Thanks Erics Mum.  I must admit I haven't been very regular about the feed.  I will put the bottle of feed where I can see it - and I WILL use it!.  Mags

will my orchids flower?

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 13:55

I have a Phalaenopsis and an Epidendrum Ciliare (I think), both given to me last Christmas. Both have grown new leaves. Should I be doing anything with them to encourage flowers? I've never had orchids before and have already founds that they seem to prefer different conditions.  Thanks. Mags

crown imperials flowers finished

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 10:47

Thanks for that easy to follow advice. Will do.  Maggie

crown imperials flowers finished

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 14:11

Now my crown imperial flowers have withered should I cut of the top of the flower stem.?  Should I give them a feed, if so what sort of thing should I use?  Many thanks, Maggie

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Hardy Sunflower Helianthus 'Double Whammy'

Will this be hardy in Staffordshire? 
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will my orchids flower?

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crown imperials flowers finished

What now? 
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potted coleus

Bring indoor? 
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use old tom compost for strawbs?

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fungi identification please

brown, brown & brown 
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slug pellets and birds

slug pellets containing metaldehyde 
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why so expensive?

Sungold tomato seeds 
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chilli seed

can I use my own seeds? 
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Is it a Robin?

No red breast 
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Lilies in pot

keep or palnt out now? 
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Spratts for tea

But what with them? 
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odd coloured ladybirds

more black than red 
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Kleine Silberspinne

Fountain Grass not 'flowering' 
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Cornflowers for next year

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