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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

which is best?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 20:14

I usually use tomorite growbags for my tomatoes. I have been offered Erin  milti-purpose compost very cheaply so would it be ok to use that for the tomatoes?  I do know it is too early to plant up my toms just yet!  Many thanks, Maggie

Overwintering young dianthus plants

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 15:54

Thanks to you both. Thats what I will do.  Maggie

Overwintering young dianthus plants

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:40

that's what I thought, but I just wondered what others suggest. Pleased you agree with me, nutcutlet

Overwintering young dianthus plants

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:22

Bought a cell-tray of 6 nice healthy looking dianthus plants yesterday for 50p. I am unsure what to do with them. Should I keep in cell-tray in cold frame. Should I plant them out - we had frost Sat night which froze the birdbath solid. Should I move into plastic flowerpots bigger than cells and keep them where?  It would be pleasing if I could have at least 2 left in the spring!  I do not have a greenhouse. All advice welcome, many thanks, Maggie

 

Bird Boxes

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:50

Thanks all.  I will get those boxes and put up asap. Maggie

Bird Boxes

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 10:40

I would like to put up a bluetit box and a sparrow box set.   Must they be emptied out and cleaned regularly?  I have good places to site one of each but would have to get someone to put them up, and then I wouldn't be able to reach them for 'maintenance'. Should I go ahead and get boxes put up?  Advice welcome, thanks, Maggie

bay tree

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 10:26

Thanks Alina W. You have reasured me that I can spray my bay nobilis to try to rid it of whatever bug is folding over the leaves. I will gather and dry some good leaves first to use for the next 3+ months.  Maggie

Can I reuse, or should I discard?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 17:29

Thanks for your replies.  I always store everything in the garage overwinter. The pots were new this year so this time I will give the pots a wash with Jeyes Fluid and store them outside. The stakes I will throw away as they are old. And the compost is always new. Thanks again.  Maggie

Can I reuse, or should I discard?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 14:08

I always keep the stakes to reuse next year. But is this a good idea?  Every year my tomatoes get Blight. And what about the containers I grow the tomatoes in? I always  wash these out before storing. Thanks for advice. Maggie

Discussions started by staffsmags

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 
Replies: 10    Views: 263
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
Replies: 4    Views: 237
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
Replies: 6    Views: 893
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  
Replies: 2    Views: 168
Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
Replies: 0    Views: 108
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 268
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 127
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 287
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 553
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 315
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 347
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
Replies: 6    Views: 383
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48
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