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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:37


Doctor 63 - I'd love to have some of these - how do I give you my details and the postage money please?




Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:14

Ok then - when's the best time of year to buy and plant please?

The bulbs were bought at a flower show - can't remember what time of year but they didn't look very healthy so maybe you're right, Hollie.

Standard rose growing funny, help please - new gardener

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 14:58

On the subject of roses - I recently read somewhere that there is a knack to pruning old rose bushes to stop them growing too tall.  Can anybody remember what the tip was?  I have some old roses in the front garden which I cut down to about 12" each spring and they're just growing taller and taller with all the flowers at the top.  Can anybody help pls?



Posted: 06/08/2012 at 14:55

Can anybody give me advice about growing crocosmia?  I have bought them as plants and they didn't come up the following year.  I have bought them as bulbs, planted them and waited and waited and waited..........and I'm still waiting!

My garden is ordinary garden soil - what am I doing wrong?



Can anybody tell us what these flowers are

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 14:48


I'd love to have some of these - should I buy seed and plant it now or wait and buy it next spring?


Posted: 27/07/2012 at 12:32


Geoff - aren't you clever?  I have two of those hardy geraniums and never realised they were geraniums.  So what I buy as geraniums aren't - well you learn something every day!  Thanks for the info.

Do you fancy an ivy covered wall?

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 16:56

You can't always blame the neighbours.  My 95 year old neighbour (disabled) has a lot of ivy growing up the back of her house.  I know this woman very well but in spite of all my offers of help, she absolutely insists she will remove it herself.  It will never happen but what can I do.  The door and windows at the back of the ground floor are covered in it - from the inside it's like standing in an underground aquarium.

Sickly plants ? Try asprin.

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 17:10


Talking about aspirin - my mother always reckoned aspirin saved her budgie's life.  He got hooked on a metal coat hanger - it went through his throat and came out above his tongue...gruesome, I know..........she nursed him with a quarter of a soluble aspirin and a couple of drops of whiskey in his drinking water every day and he lived for many years afterwards!

Sorry, not about plants I know but interesting.............

Weeping Fig

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 17:05

I'd love to bring it home and nurse it but it's far too big - too big even to get into the shower at work!

I'll try some Baby Bio when I'm watering and give it a good misting - I think that's about all I can do with it. 

Thanks for help, everybody.


Weeping Fig

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 15:42


We have a weeping fig in our office which is looking rather sad.  The plant maintenance company have been dispensed with due to cutbacks and I've been left with the job of caring for the plants.  The weeping fig has lost a lot of leaves from the stem outwards.

I've bought Baby Bio and have been told to mist the plant - any other suggestions please?  If I pruned it back to the first set of leaves would that force new leaves to come from the bare sections?

Any advice would be appreciated - I hate to see plants looking miserable but I don't know what to do with this one!


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