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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

diabetes

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 14:13

Dove -  What is a PM?  Mags

squirrels and their cleverness

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 14:10

What worked for me is that I bought a squirrel feeder, attached it to the fence  and filled it with the cheapest peanuts I can find.  The squirrels visit that and leave the bird feeders alone.   Mags

Book Lovers and Library Users

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 13:54

I am in the library 2 or 3 times a week  I know it is paid for in our council tax, but I would pay a personal  annual charge, direct to Staffordshire Library Service to keep the service.  I am currently quite happy to pay a 25 charge for each book  reserve.  As a pensioner with lots of time I get through a lot of books!

As for charity shops: I wonder where    gets books for 10p?  The charity shop where I volunteer charges £1.49 per paperback!   Anyway, you can't request specific titles in a charity shop.    Mags 

unknown grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:38

I've had another look at images.  That's not it.  The plant I want has a panicle growing up from the base on a stalk.  The acorus calamus shows a flower then a seed head growing out of a leaf.  Mags

unknown grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:35

I think that might be it, nut cutlet.  The plant I am thinking about had dark brown panicles.  I guess this acorus calamus goes brown.   But it is described as having a fragrance of cinnamon, nutmeg and something else spicy which is what I remember. Wikki says it has 'an aphrodisiac scent' - yes- it does!      Thank you very, very much.  Mags

unknown grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:09

Sorry - photo impossible.  I had the plant 5 or 6 years ago and threw it out the following March when I thought it had died. Silly me for being so hasty! I don't know what came over me to do that. I didn't know anything about patience then.  Mags

Talkback: How to force amaryllis bulbs for Christmas

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:05

2 of my local garden centres have them.  Keep searching!

unknown grass

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:03

Several years ago I bought a grass with no name.   I would love to know what it was called so I can try to get a replacement.  Height:  approx. 100cm.  The panicles  were dark brown and resembled bulrushes.  It had a wonderful spicy fragrance. Sorry, don't know what shade of green the leaves were but I don't think they were long and arching.  If anyone can give me a clue I would be very pleased.  I've looked at the images on floralinq website but can't fund it. One of penesetum looks close but there is no mention of the fragrance.   Thank you, Mags

Runner Beans

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:24

I grew Prizewinner R-beans this year.  Lovely long straight pods and they are still wonderfully tender and almost strong-free!  I've always grown Scarlet Emporer in the past but I will stick to Prizewinner from now on.   Mags 

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only leaves

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unknown grass

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