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Latest posts by staffsmags

aquelegia flowering now

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 12:58

SORRY!  It isn't an aquelegia.  It is an ALSTROMARIA.  Not the same thing atall.  I feel such a fool! Mags

aquelegia flowering now

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 12:42

Oh, that's great!  It seems such a delicate plant I was sure it wouldn't be hardy.   I will move it out to where I can see it and stop fussing!  Thank you both very much. Mags

aquelegia flowering now

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 10:17

At end August I bought a sad aquelegia for 50p. Re-potted and nursed so it is now a lovely big healthy plant.But it has a lot of flowers and more comming. It is in the coldframe facing east and quite sheltered. How do I care for it now?  Will it overwinter in coldframe, garage or should it come in to the house. I am in Staffordshire.   Any tips appreciated. Thank you, Maggie 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 14:25

My Christmas Rose has an abundance of flowers ready to open, many already showing quite a lot of white petals.  It just might be in flower over Christmas this year. 

About cutting the leaves off, I heard that they should be binned  and not composted because of any disease.

Maggie

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:18

Not an answer to your question, but does it matter?

I've just cut all the leaves from all 3 of my helibores (one is a Christmas Rose).  There will be very few new leaves grow over the winter and when the flowers come in spring they stand proud above whatever new leaves there are, then the leaves grow over the summer.  Hope I do the right thing with them but it seems to work ok for me.  Mags

Wild life...

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:12

Oh, GillyL, No..no.. I don't want soaps. The presenters on Autumn watch are better than that.   We all have our taste  - I know and I'm pleased that many viewers love it.  I know it is ME that is out of step with the majority.  Mags.

Wild life...

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 16:01

Like Obelixx, I get fed up with the silliness.  And I tried IPlayer but as I have to use the laptop it looses a lot on the small monitor.  I found the bit about the worms interesting, and I watch it to see the bits about creatures that aren't usually mentioned.  I'm please it was on for only 4 nights, that was enough of watching the presenters silly antics.  Mags

Hyacinths

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:13

Thanks Dove.  I will leave  them on.

My father always grew hyacinths every Christmas and I hated the smell.  He died 12 years ago, in January.  Next Christmas I grew them 'for Dad'  and I've loved hyacinths and grown them ever since. !!  

Mags

Hyacinths

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:00

There are 2 side shoots on 1 of my hyacinths.  Should I remove them, and if so what's the best way to do it?  All the bulbs in the bowl are growing well and evenly. It is just this 1 bulb with the side shoots. What effect will it have if I leave them grow?   Thanks for advice, Mags

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 15:08

Interesting question MartinGT.  Those answers have been helpful to me, too.  Thanks everyone, Maggie

Discussions started by staffsmags

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

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

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

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 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

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

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 315
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 161
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 329
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

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

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 360
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 389
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58
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