staffsmags


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BIG BIRD WATCH

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:20

I did my count yesterday.  How do I submit my results?  I just keep getting a screen timing an hour for me to start now.  I just want to submit results.  OK, it must be obvious - but I can't find the link!  Can someone help me, please?  Mags

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:12

Dove - that's a great link about what to feed birds. Thanks.   Mags

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:04

Thanks, Dove.

I like the tip about freezing bananas.  Ta for that   Mags

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:31

Is it ok to put out dry porridge oats for the birds in my garden?  My neighbour says 'Yes' the birds love them.  I say 'No' as when the absorb moisture the birds will become dehydrated.  So ....... what should we do?   Feed or not feed with Porridge Oats. Thanks, Mags

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:47

thanks to you both. will feed them with baby bio now as that's what I've got. Mags

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:11

A gardening prog told listeners that we should be feeding Amarylis from when they start to produce a flower stem.  But they didn't say what with!  Should I use a general purpose feed, or would tomato feed be better.  And should this feed be full strength of 1/2 strength?    I have 2 Amarylis producing flower stems.  Thanks Mags

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 18:58

Mine will go outside for summer into cold frame then, and bring it in for next winter. Thanks for all thoughts and lovely photos. Mags 

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 13:01

Welshonion, I know they grow at different rates but on any I've had before, once they start growing leaves then they won't grow a flower! I feel I need to do something to force it!  And yes, I know that if there is no flower in there then nothing I do will help.  .  I'm going to repot it this afternoon just to see. I've also heard that storing them near apples will stop them flowering - may Morrisons where it came from had then too near apples and there is a flower in there somewhere!   Mags   PS my other 2 came from a garden centre.

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:04

Hum........thanks Dove.

I will repot it into almost dry compost and put it in the cool garage.  I know from experience that it is now unlikely to flower if I do nothing, so it's worth trying.  Fingers Crossed!  Mags

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:23

The amaryllis I bought a week before Christmas seems to be producing only leaves - 2 so far.  Is there anything I can do to it to persuade it to flower?      I have 2 more amaryllis bulbs both with lovely strong flower stems growing.  They are all being grown together, in  line of pots, so all getting the same treatment.  Many thanks, Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

Hardy Sunflower Helianthus 'Double Whammy'

Will this be hardy in Staffordshire? 
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Last Post: 10/09/2017 at 12:24

will my orchids flower?

 
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Last Post: 16/08/2017 at 17:19

crown imperials flowers finished

What now? 
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Last Post: 24/04/2017 at 10:47

potted coleus

Bring indoor? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 21:32

use old tom compost for strawbs?

 
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Last Post: 23/08/2016 at 19:18

fungi identification please

brown, brown & brown 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 13:18

slug pellets and birds

slug pellets containing metaldehyde 
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Last Post: 02/06/2017 at 13:40

why so expensive?

Sungold tomato seeds 
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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 15:02

chilli seed

can I use my own seeds? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 12:53

Is it a Robin?

No red breast 
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Last Post: 24/12/2015 at 20:41

Lilies in pot

keep or palnt out now? 
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Last Post: 28/11/2015 at 13:36

Spratts for tea

But what with them? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2015 at 18:29

odd coloured ladybirds

more black than red 
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Last Post: 28/09/2015 at 10:21

Kleine Silberspinne

Fountain Grass not 'flowering' 
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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Cornflowers for next year

Re-seeding? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 15:38
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