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Latest posts by staffsmags

Rhubarb

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:26

rhubarb needs lots of water and I have heard that it bolts due to lack of water. try givng  lots daily!  Mags 

Sunflowers

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:56

Thanks for your replies.   I had better keep them under cover for a few weeks then.  I will make sure they don't get frosted. Thanks, Maggie

which is best?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:18

Tha nks everyone for your wonderful advice.  Much appreciated. Maggie

Sunflowers

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:16

Can I plant my sunflowers plants in the garden yet?  Or should I wait until we are unlikley to get any more frosts?  Thanks, Maggie

which is best?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 20:14

I usually use tomorite growbags for my tomatoes. I have been offered Erin  milti-purpose compost very cheaply so would it be ok to use that for the tomatoes?  I do know it is too early to plant up my toms just yet!  Many thanks, Maggie

Overwintering young dianthus plants

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 15:54

Thanks to you both. Thats what I will do.  Maggie

Overwintering young dianthus plants

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:40

that's what I thought, but I just wondered what others suggest. Pleased you agree with me, nutcutlet

Overwintering young dianthus plants

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:22

Bought a cell-tray of 6 nice healthy looking dianthus plants yesterday for 50p. I am unsure what to do with them. Should I keep in cell-tray in cold frame. Should I plant them out - we had frost Sat night which froze the birdbath solid. Should I move into plastic flowerpots bigger than cells and keep them where?  It would be pleasing if I could have at least 2 left in the spring!  I do not have a greenhouse. All advice welcome, many thanks, Maggie

 

Bird Boxes

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:50

Thanks all.  I will get those boxes and put up asap. Maggie

Bird Boxes

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 10:40

I would like to put up a bluetit box and a sparrow box set.   Must they be emptied out and cleaned regularly?  I have good places to site one of each but would have to get someone to put them up, and then I wouldn't be able to reach them for 'maintenance'. Should I go ahead and get boxes put up?  Advice welcome, thanks, Maggie

Discussions started by staffsmags

unknown grass

what could it have been? 
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Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 14:38

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
Replies: 2    Views: 138
Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
Replies: 0    Views: 142
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
Replies: 2    Views: 153
Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
Replies: 10    Views: 357
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
Replies: 4    Views: 303
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
Replies: 6    Views: 1441
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

Should I cut off lowest branches? 
Replies: 2    Views: 171
Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
Replies: 2    Views: 245
Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
Replies: 0    Views: 165
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 341
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 180
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 352
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 691
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 379
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28
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