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loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:12

I agree with you, Lavender Lady.      It's perfect for the average have-a-go gardener, but I can well understand that those with plenty of experience and knowledge won't  be happy with it!    Maggie

prepared-hyacinths

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:03

Oh - so is that the only reason?                  I could use multi-purpose then?  Mags

prepared-hyacinths

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 09:39

What is the benefit of bulb fibre over multi-purpose compost for my prepared hyacinths? (and I presume, any indoor grown bulbs).   I've got my bulbs and multi-purpose compost.  Should I go and buy a largish bag of something I only want a little of?   Thanks, Mags

courgettes

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 15:37

Thanks John.  Mine are outside but rather squashed in beside other plants and don't have very much room. Maybe there is not a lot of circulation.  They were ok last year. Maybe the variety is rather sensitive.   I will have to re-think for where they go next year.  I've got GQT recorded - I'd better listen to it.  Thanks, Maggie

courgettes

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:45

My yellow courgettes (Goldrush) are rotting at the flower end and the rot extends down the centre of the courgette. This happens when the fruit gets to 4 or 5 inches in size.  I've seen what happen when they are not fertilized - this is something different.  Any ideas for the reason, please?  I have been giving them liquid tomato feed.  Maggie

garlic

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:51

A garlic has grown in the garden. Where it came from I don't know!   I first noticed it when it produced a tall stem with what looked like a seed head on top.  Can I eat the garlic that has grown in the ground?   It looks and smells like garlic - what else could it be?  Maggie

horse manure in plastic bags

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 16:15

thanks all.  I will toss a couple of spadeful in the compost and find a few worms to help the bags along.  Maggie

horse manure in plastic bags

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:18

I know I've got to keep horse manure (fresh today) for 6+ months  before use.  At the moment it is in black plastic bags. Should I tip it out onto the garden or will it be ok in the sacks?  If it is ok in the sacks should I make holes in them?  thanks, Maggie

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:08

that's interesting, Patty.

What month/time of year did it flower?  Maggie

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:15

Thanks Daintiness.   I will now start to feed it with Tomorite. The writer of the article keeps his in a greenhouse - the best I can do with mine is a coldframe so that's where it can go for now.  Fingers crossed.   Maggie

Discussions started by staffsmags

Big Begonias

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

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 57
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 197
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 384
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 247
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 277
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
Replies: 6    Views: 300
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

Alstromarea

What to do with flowering alstromarea? 
Replies: 11    Views: 517
Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 12:52

aquelegia flowering now

what to do with flowering aquelegia 
Replies: 5    Views: 252
Last Post: 13/11/2013 at 13:02

Hyacinths

Hyacinths with side shoots 
Replies: 2    Views: 243
Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 14:13

prepared-hyacinths

bulb fibre or multi-purpose ? 
Replies: 2    Views: 272
Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 11:03

garlic

can I eat the bulb? 
Replies: 1    Views: 251
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 23:49

horse manure in plastic bags

How to store? 
Replies: 4    Views: 477
Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 16:15

money tree / jade plant

persuading to flower? 
Replies: 6    Views: 562
Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 21:49

Sunflowers

Am I to Early? 
Replies: 3    Views: 385
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 17:56
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