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Lilies in pot

Posted: Yesterday at 13:36

Thanks Verdun.  Out they will go.  Mags

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 20:28

Yes, definitely 5 inches.  I think they came from a local discount shop (Home Bargains) although I can't be sure. That's why I am concerned that in such a small pot there is not enough protection for the bulbs.    I can move to a bigger pot and keep in coldframe or plant out.  I think the ground is still suitable here in S.Staffordshire.  Mags

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 10:44

Thanks, that's a help Dovefromabove.  Mags

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 09:28

A month ago someone gave me a 5" pot with 4 flowering lilies in it which I would like to regrow next year. Stargazer type. Should I Plant in garden now, keep in cold frame or in garage to plant out in spring? I put in cold frame when  flowers died off.The leaves have dropped off and stems going yellow now.  Thanks in advance for help, Mags

Spratts for tea

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 18:26

JO47 ------------ I am a 'cat' person too. Maybe that's why I enjoy Spratts.  However, I offered 1 to next doors cat and she turned up her nose at it!  Fussy pussy!  Mags.  PS my Spratts were delicious with cue & onion in vinegar and brown B&b

Spratts for tea

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 15:31

Thanks both.  The watercress & grapefruit sounds great.  So I will keep that in mind for next time. 

I have cue and a red onion available so that's what I will have.  It will perk up the bread&butter.    Ohhhhh   ..... I am looking forward to my tea!  Mags

Spratts for tea

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 14:55

I enjoy spratts, and have them with brown bread and butter.  What else would go well with them?  Suggestions welcome please.  Mags

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:33

The one in the brown pot puts me in mind of a tradascantia? 

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:21

What a fascinating lot of ladybirds on that link, Dovefromabove!  I think the ones I see are Pine Ladybirds. Thanks very much.  Mags

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:37

I've seen quite a few unusual ladybird type things. Sorry - no photo!. Size of a small ladybird and seem to be red base almost totally covered with black spots what merge together.  Are what I describe these Harlequin things (I thought they are bigger?).  Importantly, are they friend or foe???  Sadly I've seen only 1 'proper' Ladybird this year!  I'm sorry that I am asking something that has already been asked but I can't find anything.  Mags

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Discussions started by staffsmags

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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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 15:38

caterpillar id please

yellow and hairy 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 17:37

Lily deteriated

How to replace it 
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damaged rhubarb leaves

what eats rhubarb leaves? 
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Straggly Geum

Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
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'Dead' soil

to manure now or not? 
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cleaning bird feeders

What sterilising product 
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anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
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when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
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How to submit results? 
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porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
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