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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

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:47

What time of year do these flower ? How do I persuade my 10 year old plant (that I took from a flowering plant) to flower?  Please help before I loose patience and throw it out!  Thank you, Maggie

Rhubarb

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:26

rhubarb needs lots of water and I have heard that it bolts due to lack of water. try givng  lots daily!  Mags 

Sunflowers

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:56

Thanks for your replies.   I had better keep them under cover for a few weeks then.  I will make sure they don't get frosted. Thanks, Maggie

which is best?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:18

Tha nks everyone for your wonderful advice.  Much appreciated. Maggie

Sunflowers

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:16

Can I plant my sunflowers plants in the garden yet?  Or should I wait until we are unlikley to get any more frosts?  Thanks, 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? 
Replies: 4    Views: 250
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 111
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 271
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 516
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 298
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 334
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
Replies: 6    Views: 364
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

Alstromarea

What to do with flowering alstromarea? 
Replies: 11    Views: 615
Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 12:52
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