Latest posts by staffsmags

small tree suggestions please

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 19:35

I want to put a SMALL tree against a north facing 6ft high fence that my neighbours have put up. Can  anyone suggest options I can consider, please.  I wouldn't want it to grow taller than 10 ft. I like Rowan, but they grow much too big!  Thank you for any adv ice, Maggie

Buyer Beware

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 19:30

At least yours is attractive.  I bought a pack with 2 seeds mats for hanging baskets - one of mxd seeds and other petunias. The petunias are lovely, but don't trail. The other produced only 'wildflowers', that is weeds!  Pink Campian, heartsease, cornflower and other things I don't know the name of (but they grow in the verge by the bus stop). The cornflower are now in the garden and the others got dumped.  Maggie

HESTIA dwarf r-beans

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:44

2 Strawberries! Great. I have several strawberries formed but no where near ready for picking. And my 1 courgette hasn't any flowers yet. Last year I picked a few strawberries on 3 June, I noted.  I've got 2 growing bags of potatoes. And that's my lot as space is very limited!  Maggie 

HESTIA dwarf r-beans

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 15:55

Dobies Garden Centre recommends staking, although apparently they graw to about 18" tall.  Summnerpots - it seems that yours are now at about maximim height. Maggie

HESTIA dwarf r-beans

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 15:48

Mine are about 9" tall so far.  Hope we get a helpful answer to our query. Maggie

HESTIA dwarf r-beans

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:17

I have these growing well in a very large tub. Do they need staked in any way?  Would that be canes, net  or maybe 'pea' sticks?  Thank you, Maggie

potato leaves yellowing

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 15:54

The leaves in both my bags of Pentland Javelin are changing to a bright yellow. They were chitted then planted on 3 March. I've never grown potatoes before so don't know what to expect, but instinct tells me something is wrong. Advise appreciated, thanks. Maggie

harvesting my early potatoes

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 19:15

thanks everyone. Maggie

harvesting my early potatoes

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 19:12

Thanks Edentoy.

Should I be giving them any fertilizer - if so what?

harvesting my early potatoes

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 16:10

I started Pentland Javelin potatoes in a bag at beginning March, and gradually earthed them up. They have plenty 'top' on them. Can anyone tell me when they are they likely to be ready, please? Thanks, Maggie

Discussions started by staffsmags

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
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Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
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black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
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What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

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

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

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

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
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Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

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Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49


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

miserable strawberry leaves

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

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
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