staffsmags


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Tulips

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!

Too green hanging baskets

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:01

Maybe it is a bit early in the season for many flowers?    Tomato fertilizer will encourage flowers to develop, I think.  Mags

fungi identification please

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:18

I'm not worried about them - just curious as I've never seen these ones.  I wouldn't dream of eating them, and would put on rubber gloves to handle them.  Mags

fungi identification please

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:07

Several fungi/toadstool have appeared in both front and back lawn. Can anyone put a name to them?  the cap is very dark brown and the biggest at 1.5 ins diameter, the gills are dark brown and the stem is brown and they stand about 1.5 ins above the grass. Sorry, I can't supply a photo.  I've searched several websites but can't find them!  Help appreciated,  Thank you, Mags

Bird song is back

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:05

It seems that the colouring of several birds (presumably males) have become much brighter. We have quite a lot of  Goldfinches and some are noticeably brighter yellow than others. Even some sparrows seem to have blacker heads than normal!  Mags 

slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:36

Thanks to all of you. It doesn't say anything about birds on the box.  On balance, I think I will not use them.  I will continue with a torch and a tub lined with plastic bag with salt in it that I can just tie up and drop in bin.  Thanks again. Mags

slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 15:54

Can no-one tell me about what effect  this stuff metaldehyde has if  birds take it in via slugs?  Mags

slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 14:22

I've got slug pellets containing metaldehyde.  Are these harmful to birds if the birds eat slugs that have ingested these pellets?  I would rather tolerate the slugs than harm the birds but would like to feed the slugs if possible!  Thanks, Mags

why so expensive?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:01

I won't try saving the seeds then. Thanks very much. Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

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

caterpillar id please

yellow and hairy 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 17:37

Lily deteriated

How to replace it 
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