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Latest posts by staffsmags

BIG BIRD WATCH

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:35

Thank you ,  NGCARDS.  I've submitted my results through the link.   Mags

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

Discussions started by staffsmags

'Dead' soil

to manure now or not? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 16:37

cleaning bird feeders

What sterilising product 
Replies: 7    Views: 291
Last Post: 14/04/2015 at 09:35

anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
Replies: 5    Views: 254
Last Post: 21/03/2015 at 15:30

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
Replies: 11    Views: 225
Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 18:56

BIG BIRD WATCH

How to submit results? 
Replies: 12    Views: 425
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
Replies: 20    Views: 784
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
Replies: 5    Views: 344
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
Replies: 37    Views: 1202
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 16:17

unknown grass

what could it have been? 
Replies: 6    Views: 343
Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 14:38

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
Replies: 2    Views: 246
Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
Replies: 0    Views: 247
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
Replies: 6    Views: 1117
Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 15:18

What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
Replies: 10    Views: 481
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
Replies: 4    Views: 534
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
Replies: 6    Views: 2044
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14
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