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Calathea housepalnt

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:05

I have one of these, but not variegated.  I keep mine behind the curtain so it gets no direct light.  I take care that compost never dries out and always water with rainwater.  It's not as tall (5ft) as when I got it but I think that is because I can't give it the humid conditions it would like.  Mags

Indoor Hyacinths

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 20:53

Sorry - just reread your posting. I've never done that, but I would continue to water & feed them in the pot they are in. Let them dry off after all leaves have died.  Re pot into your outdoor pot in Sept or when you see outdoor hyacinth bulbs on sale in shops. Mags

Indoor Hyacinths

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 20:47

I will keep mine watered with water containing  plant food for the next month then plant into the garden in March/April  where I want them next year..  I would expect them to flower every spring for several years to come.  Mags


only leaves

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:03

I think it just might be producing a flower spike.  Tiny so far but it looks fatter than a leaf..................... Fingers crossed!  Mags


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:35

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


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

Discussions started by staffsmags

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

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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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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 14:10

damaged rhubarb leaves

what eats rhubarb leaves? 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 10:58

Straggly Geum

Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
Replies: 7    Views: 438
Last Post: 10/06/2015 at 21:28

'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 
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Last Post: 14/04/2015 at 09:35

anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
Replies: 5    Views: 411
Last Post: 21/03/2015 at 15:30

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
Replies: 11    Views: 301
Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 18:56


How to submit results? 
Replies: 12    Views: 522
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
Replies: 20    Views: 980
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
Replies: 5    Views: 473
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
Replies: 37    Views: 1400
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 16:17
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