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Posted: 24/04/2012 at 23:20

My current one is probably going to be dead in the next month or so because the roots are too damaged so I got two replancement ones from work for a quid. So my question in how to plant these two so they survive? My crurrrent one is in a pot with loads of sand and grit to improve drainage.

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 19:55

My greek oregano sailed through without any problems as did lavender and sage, The thyme in the same pot seems to have perked up now. All of these pots were huddled together against a wall without any saucers. It just shows that you live and learn. I thought that would be enough for them

A colleague of mine is selling 6 in plants for 50p so I am getting two of those. As for taking cuttings what is the best way of doing that? Couple of shoots, removing the lower leaves followed by some rooting hormone and plonk in a well rained pot?

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 19:49

Would it be possible to have a tick box so you can track a topic you are interested in but not want to post on. It would be quite handy. I like to read about things but not alwasy have anything useful to post on the thread.

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:46
It looked better the other day but I think it is in terminal decline. Quite a lot of leaves have spot on them. I think you're right about frost but still find it odd that the rosemary got hit but not the herbs in an identical pot.

Tracking without posting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 11:40
Thank you.

Tracking without posting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 11:02
Ah. I thought this was that. Where do I find this?

Tracking without posting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:26
A tick box to allow you to track a thread would be a nice feature. Posting blank or other sounds kinda silly but perhaps necessary.

Tracking without posting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 00:00

Is there a way of tracking a thread without having to post on it. Couldn't see any obvious way of doing this.

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 23:31

Looked at the rootball this weekend and there are the odd healfy root but most of them seemed brown. Didn't dare to rim it as it would have left it without any roots but I opened up the rootball and also put in more grit and sand in the pot plus a bit of crockery in the bottom to make it drain better. Sadly the torrential rain today hasn't done me any favours. We were talking ark building weather in Bristol

getting rid of slugs

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 22:40

I found that bitter/ale works much better than lager. Sainsbury's own brand lager the slugs put their nose up at but the bitter went down a storm.

I've read that putting out the shells of grapefruit is another good way of trapping them and if you are sligtly more sadistic oats apparently makes them swell up and die. Garlic smell is supposed to put them off, not sure if that is because they fear that they are going to be eaten by the French.

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