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Growmore

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:21

thanks david.

Avid gardener with young children

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:30

When I was a child I 'helpfully' picked all the green plums from the tree to help the tree with June Drop, I think I was 5 and had heard Daddy talk about.  I got whacked for that, but my Dad then started to teach me about gardening matters!   

I know what to leave alone now, and a lot of my info is thanks to this website and the helpful answers.  Mags

Growmore

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:22

How often should Growmore Granules be used as general purpose fertilizer?  I often hear its use advised on gardening programmes, but no-one ever says how often!  Your opinions would be appreciated.    Thanks, Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:53

Thanks both.  It's a lovely sunny day here is E Staffordshire so that's one of my jobs for this afternoon.  Helpful advice.  Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:09

Is it ok to remove all the dead and yellow leaves from my strawberry plants now?  They are growing in troughs and one trough is 1 year old plants, the other trough is 2 year old plants and I have baby plants from runners in pots.  Mags

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 11:16

RSPB website accepted my count just now.  Mags

 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 10:32

Apart from 2 woodies I've seen nothing this morning, hardly surprising as it is pouring with rain.  What do I do if my usual assortment of birds don't come.  Does the results page ask about weather conditions - I don't remember being asked this before.  It doesn't seem worth submitting just 2 woodies!  Mags  Couldn't do it yesterday as out all day.

Query

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 15:11

djjjuk - just have a go.  ok, so you won't get award-winning fruit but it will be lovely to go and pick them fresh from the vines and they do taste better than supermarket supplies.   Maggie 

Query

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 11:11

Djjjuk, yes you can grow tomatoes outside.  I grow lovely ones in troughs using multipurpose compost under my east facing kitchen window.  I feed them with a proprietry tomato feed from when fist fruits form.  I am on the other side of B'ham to you - near Tamworth.  They do better there than if I put them against a fence facing south.  Good luck!  Maggie

first earlies

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:13

Thanks David.  I will look out for those.  Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

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anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
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when to cut back Fountain Grass?

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BIG BIRD WATCH

How to submit results? 
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porridge oats

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What to use? 
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only leaves

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unknown grass

what could it have been? 
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canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
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Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
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black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
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What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
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COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
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Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
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Camelia query

Should I cut off lowest branches? 
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