Steph Smith

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forum gremlins

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 10:24

Have just posted 2 questions on the 'plants' bit of the forum, but neither if them are visible. I wondered whether there might be a time lag (have only posted once before, a while ago) so wasn't sure if this was normal. Reading all your comments, I guess it's not!

Overwintering geraniums

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 10:16

Have got about 50+ still flowering geraniums that I bought as plugs quite late in the season, so everything happened much later than in everyone else's garden. They are still flowering well, but am thinking about what to do in the winter. Can I bring them in and overwinter them somehow? Any suggestions as to how I can do this? I want to develop one of the beds for a vegetable patch over the winter so I will need the space.

When can I plant out strawberries?

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 10:09

Have tried to grow 3 strawberry plants in a growbag this summer. One died almost immediately, and though the other 2 are still very much alive, I have had only 2 strawberries off them. I am reassured this is normal for the first year and that next year will be better. They have sent out lots of runners and I have layered about 12 plantlets into small pots. They look good and leafy. I would like to plant them into a bed, but not sure if now is the right time to do it. Should I keep them in the pots over winter (in a little plastic 'greenhouse', don't have a proper one) or would it be safe to plant them out now, and use some insulating wrap to protect them from frost? Any ideas or recommendations would be very helpful.

Pesky ants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 22:50

When I get ants in the house I use Nippon ant killer. It's a sweet syrup with a delayed poison in it. The ants love it, they all come out to eat it, then go back to the nest and that's the last I see of them. Surely this would work just as well in a plant pot as in my house?

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Overwintering geraniums

How can I overwinter my (still flowering) geraaniums? 
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Last Post: 25/09/2013 at 14:11

When can I plant out strawberries?

Not sure when to plant out my strawberry runners 
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Last Post: 25/09/2013 at 13:16
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