Latest posts by staffsmags

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:12
I have  a Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'. It doesn't seem to be producing any 'flowers'.  (Panacles?)  I bought it this time last year. I have kept it well watered. Should I have been feeding it with anything?  Mags 

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 15:00

Oh good.  Thankyou Dorcas

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:19

I've had lovely cornflowers I grew from seed.  Will I have to sow fresh seed for next year or will they reseed themselves all over the place?   thanks, Maggie

caterpillar id please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:29

That's it -  what a genius you are nutcutlet!  Many thanks Mags

caterpillar id please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:15

I saw  a caterpillar today I wondered if anyone can identify it for me?  Sorry, no photo.  It had bright yellow, long hairy body with a faint orange colour along spine. The head was small and black.  About 2 inches in length.  It was moving quite speedily (for a caterpillar!) across a car park in S. Staffordshire.  Can anyone suggest what it might be please?  Many thanks, Mags


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:54

annmarie - you train them in the same way as with a dog!  Mags


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 19:27

I haven't seen even a single one here in my Staffordshire garden.  Mags

PS - I think the number of spots indicates what sort of ladybird it is.

Lily deteriated

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 14:10

Thanks cathy. I will enjoy what I have for now then buy replacements when they are available later in year. Mags

Lily deteriated

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 14:03

Thanks Cathy.  Yes, I know they do revert. I've had several years of immense pleasure from the original planting and want to give new bulbs the best chance I can. I think I really want to know if I should dig in some manure - well-rotted farmyard stuff I've been given.  I think the soil is quite impoverished now. Mags

Lily deteriated

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 08:58

I bought a lovely lily bulb about 12 years ago. The flowers were ivory with speckles, a beautiful fragrance and 6 - 7 foot tall. It grew to be a large clump.   Now the flowers are plain orange, no smell and 5 foot tall.  I have given it general feed regularly and horse manure annually.  How should I prepare the area for when I replace with  new lily bulbs so I once again have lovely flowers I once had?    Thank you for advice. Mags

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Cornflowers for next year

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caterpillar id please

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Lily deteriated

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