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Latest posts by staffsmags

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Thanks a lot fidget.  My task for this afternoon on this beautiful sunny day!  Mags

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:19

I'm a fan of Beechgrove too.  I like it because it is basic stuff anyone can have a go at and not fancy, exotic stuff that only experts with specialist facilities would attempt.  Mags

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:14

The C.Bells are grown from seed and  I have 6 lovely strong little plants and 6 smaller ones.  The J.Ladder is one plant I bought.  Can these all go out now or keep till spring (in cold frame or garage?) .  Also, will the J.Ladder seed all over the place? !!  Thanks, Maggie

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:52

I like to get my indoor ones planted at end August to get them into flower for Christmas.   I love the perfume of them, too.

I wonder when others get them started?   Mags

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

I've never tried to save amaryllis before. Encouraged by this forum I am giving it a go with 2 that I received as presents last Christmas. 

The red one that flowered still has all it’s green leaves. None are wilting. The white one that didn’t flower has lost its leaves and produced a new one with another leaf coming. Neither have had a dormant period, although the compost in both fairly is dry now.  How do you advise me to treat them now?  Hopefully I will get both to flower this year.  Many thanks, Mags

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

Fingers crossed my Black Opal will come ok then.

That was an interesting link, dovefromabove = thanks.   Mags

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:25

I have one Black Opal tomato plant, which I've not had previously. Are they particularly tricky to grow - do they need special care?  The whole plant has a blueish tinge to it. Although it has produced 3 clusters of flowers no fruit set on the 1st cluster, there seem to be just 2 fruits on the second and I think 2 on the third (still tiny).  It is in a pot standing outside beside the 3 x moneymaker and 3 x sungold and 1 x peardrop.  All these are happily producing fruit.  Has anyone any explanation for the poor performance by the Black Opal?  Should I just throw the thing away - although I was looking forward to tasting 'black' tomatoes. I don't have a greenhouse to move it to!   Thankyou, Mags

 

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:41

ok, on with the food!  Than ks.   And fingers crossed!  Mags

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:42

I've kept 2 bulbs, both still have strong green leaves. But ..... the bulbs are now small. Half the size they were originally.  I will admit to not feeding them very much!  So is it worth keeping them?  Mags

cucamelons

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:36

I think they were talking about them on Beechgrove Garden programme on Sunday.  I think they transplanted from 3" pots into a greenhouse floor (but I could be wrong about that!). Perhaps you could try to get it on i-player or something.  Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

Kleine Silberspinne

Fountain Grass not 'flowering' 
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Cornflowers for next year

Re-seeding? 
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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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Straggly Geum

Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
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'Dead' soil

to manure now or not? 
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cleaning bird feeders

What sterilising product 
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anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
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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? 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
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only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
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unknown grass

what could it have been? 
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