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Latest posts by staffsmags

crown imperal lillies

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

I have 2 crown imperials. They were lovely last year and this year just one is going to flower.  They are adjacent, treated the same with feed and horse manure after flowering last year.  Is there any way I can persuade them both to flower next year?  Many thanks, Mags 

Planting

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:09

Is your question about planting out  Primulas, Pansies and Ivy?  I am sure the answers are Yes, Yes and Yes.  Don't forget ivy can go a bit wild, primulas will come pack year after year and pansies tend to be treated as annuals.   Thant's my inexpert opinion, anyway.    Mags

Planting

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:06

This is a great website and everyone is very helpful.  You will soon get to know who the experts are - and I'm not one of them!  They have put me right many times.

What did you want to know Anne?

Parsley help

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:02

I have a parsley that came from a supermarket  'windowsill herbs' pot.  It has done well for the past 4 years.  It is in free draining soil. I pay no attention to it except to gather plentiful quantities of the stuff.  But I don't think Staffordshire will get as cold as Scotland ..................   For what the supermarket pots cost it's worth a go.  I also have thyme and chives which have thrived for years.  Mags

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 15:53

The prop lid is vented so no condensation builds.    Its a new lid.  Last year I used a non-vented cover and some  tubers rotted. Now I know why. Hope I get lots of shoots like yours show.  Mags

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

Discussions started by staffsmags

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
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Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

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? 
Replies: 4    Views: 256
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 118
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 277
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 529
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 306
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 338
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
Replies: 6    Views: 371
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

Alstromarea

What to do with flowering alstromarea? 
Replies: 11    Views: 626
Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 12:52
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