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potted coleus

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 19:01

Temp as  low as that!  Inside patio door then. And I had better move it NOW.  Thanks a lot, Mags

potted coleus

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 17:10

My coleus is on the patio table and is starting to produce flowers.  Now the nights are cooler should I move it indoors? I would prefer my unheated porch (faces north-north-west) or it would have to be east facing patio window?  Thanks for advice, Mags

use old tom compost for strawbs?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 19:18

thanks obelixx.  I will buy fresh for the strawbs.

use old tom compost for strawbs?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 13:56

Can I use the compost from this years tomatoes from in troughs of multi-purpose compost to plant my strawberry runners into?   

What do you have in a cold frame currently ?

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 14:31

I have chillies in mine. They are Hot Patio Sizzle, a small variety and won't grow very tall.  Always do well that way.   Also  2 tomato plants in pots with that section of lid removed.  And I have just sown foxgloves seeds into a tray which the packet suggests to start in a coldframe.  Good luck with your coldframe.  Mags

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 18:05

I heard one of the radio gardening  experts say you shouldn't chop slugs with scissors. Slugs contain something toxic to some plants and you transfer this substance to the scissors when you release the slug innards. This can't be washed off the scissors easily even after you get the slime off. Don't know if that is true!  I drop slugs into a bag with a tablespoon of salt in it!   Mags


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 19:10

When in doubt, wait until it flowers.  If you like it then regard it as a plant.  If you don't like it then it's a weed!  The last picture - I call that a weed.  Don't know about the others!  Cheers,  Mags


Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:16

I should also add the cups are much smaller!


Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:15

I was going to ask the same question. Mine have been white with huge cups for 8-9 years. This year all yellow.  Can I do anything to persuade them to revert to white?  Mags

Reusing potting soil

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:19

And before you reuse the pots drill some Large holes in the base!

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