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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

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

Discussions started by staffsmags

Cornflowers for next year

Re-seeding? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 15:38

caterpillar id please

yellow and hairy 
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Lily deteriated

How to replace it 
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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? 
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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 
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Last Post: 21/03/2015 at 15:30

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
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Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 18:56

BIG BIRD WATCH

How to submit results? 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
Replies: 20    Views: 910
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
Replies: 5    Views: 437
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
Replies: 37    Views: 1327
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 16:17

unknown grass

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

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

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