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Latest posts by staffsmags

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:08

Thanks, That's helpful.  I will watch the watering!  Mags

tomato seeds

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 10:27

Also Chilli seeds can be kept for years and still germinate. I'm using 5-year old seed this year.  Mags

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 10:25

I've put these on 3.5ins pots of moist compost and they are covered with a vented propagator lid.  What's the best place for them?  They are in an east facing room, in a shady corner. Should I place them on the window sill (d-glazed) where they will get full morning sun or will they be best left where they are?  The radiator is not on.   Many thanks for advice, Mags

Growmore

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:21

thanks david.

Avid gardener with young children

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:30

When I was a child I 'helpfully' picked all the green plums from the tree to help the tree with June Drop, I think I was 5 and had heard Daddy talk about.  I got whacked for that, but my Dad then started to teach me about gardening matters!   

I know what to leave alone now, and a lot of my info is thanks to this website and the helpful answers.  Mags

Growmore

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:22

How often should Growmore Granules be used as general purpose fertilizer?  I often hear its use advised on gardening programmes, but no-one ever says how often!  Your opinions would be appreciated.    Thanks, Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:53

Thanks both.  It's a lovely sunny day here is E Staffordshire so that's one of my jobs for this afternoon.  Helpful advice.  Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:09

Is it ok to remove all the dead and yellow leaves from my strawberry plants now?  They are growing in troughs and one trough is 1 year old plants, the other trough is 2 year old plants and I have baby plants from runners in pots.  Mags

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 11:16

RSPB website accepted my count just now.  Mags

 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 10:32

Apart from 2 woodies I've seen nothing this morning, hardly surprising as it is pouring with rain.  What do I do if my usual assortment of birds don't come.  Does the results page ask about weather conditions - I don't remember being asked this before.  It doesn't seem worth submitting just 2 woodies!  Mags  Couldn't do it yesterday as out all day.

Discussions started by staffsmags

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 152
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 55
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 195
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 377
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 243
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 274
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
Replies: 6    Views: 298
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

Alstromarea

What to do with flowering alstromarea? 
Replies: 11    Views: 512
Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 12:52

aquelegia flowering now

what to do with flowering aquelegia 
Replies: 5    Views: 249
Last Post: 13/11/2013 at 13:02

Hyacinths

Hyacinths with side shoots 
Replies: 2    Views: 240
Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 14:13

prepared-hyacinths

bulb fibre or multi-purpose ? 
Replies: 2    Views: 267
Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 11:03

garlic

can I eat the bulb? 
Replies: 1    Views: 247
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 23:49

horse manure in plastic bags

How to store? 
Replies: 4    Views: 470
Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 16:15

money tree / jade plant

persuading to flower? 
Replies: 6    Views: 556
Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 21:49

Sunflowers

Am I to Early? 
Replies: 3    Views: 380
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 17:56
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