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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

evening-perfumes

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 15:36

I have 7ft tall lillies that give a wonderful smell on warm evenings as we had earlier in the month. Sadly, the flowers have finished now - but I know they will come back next year.  I have had them for about 7 years and they overwinter just fine with no attention needed.  Sorry, but I don't know the variety but the brand was Taylors.   Maggie

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

Discussions started by staffsmags

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? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
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Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
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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? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

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

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

Alstromarea

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