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Growmore

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:22

How often should Growmore Granules be used as general purpose fertilizer?  I often hear its use advised on gardening programmes, but no-one ever says how often!  Your opinions would be appreciated.    Thanks, Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:53

Thanks both.  It's a lovely sunny day here is E Staffordshire so that's one of my jobs for this afternoon.  Helpful advice.  Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:09

Is it ok to remove all the dead and yellow leaves from my strawberry plants now?  They are growing in troughs and one trough is 1 year old plants, the other trough is 2 year old plants and I have baby plants from runners in pots.  Mags

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 11:16

RSPB website accepted my count just now.  Mags

 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 10:32

Apart from 2 woodies I've seen nothing this morning, hardly surprising as it is pouring with rain.  What do I do if my usual assortment of birds don't come.  Does the results page ask about weather conditions - I don't remember being asked this before.  It doesn't seem worth submitting just 2 woodies!  Mags  Couldn't do it yesterday as out all day.

Query

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 15:11

djjjuk - just have a go.  ok, so you won't get award-winning fruit but it will be lovely to go and pick them fresh from the vines and they do taste better than supermarket supplies.   Maggie 

Query

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 11:11

Djjjuk, yes you can grow tomatoes outside.  I grow lovely ones in troughs using multipurpose compost under my east facing kitchen window.  I feed them with a proprietry tomato feed from when fist fruits form.  I am on the other side of B'ham to you - near Tamworth.  They do better there than if I put them against a fence facing south.  Good luck!  Maggie

first earlies

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:13

Thanks David.  I will look out for those.  Mags

first earlies

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 15:44

There are several varieties on sale. Which do people think are best for using in salads?  I've had Pentland Javelin but wasn't  keen.  To be grown in potato sacks. And when is the right time at start to chit?   Thanks for your opinions, Maggie

hyacinth flowers

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:23

I note what you say, nutcutlet, but I was careful with the watering.  I have grown them successfully for the past 12 years, and am sure I did nothing different this year..  And no, they definitely were not too warm. 

I know I could possibly have bought them cheaper but I like the challenge! I will buy some next week, and there's always next year!

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 
Replies: 10    Views: 237
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
Replies: 4    Views: 216
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
Replies: 6    Views: 776
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

Should I cut off lowest branches? 
Replies: 2    Views: 99
Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
Replies: 2    Views: 159
Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
Replies: 0    Views: 96
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 255
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 116
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: 528
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 305
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 337
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: 624
Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 12:52
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