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Planting seeds from china

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:06

Hi Laura

I've just looked it up on Google and found this. Apparently they grow them in the Cambridge University Botanical Garden, so they shouldn't be a problem!

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Happy sowing!

Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:43

Hi Millie (my mum was a Millie W.). I don't live in England but from what I have read you are allowed to cut back whatever hangs over into your garden as far as your side of the fence, including ivy. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

Good work, Zoomer! Don't forget to keep some of those nettles for the butterflies, chop of flowers to keep them from self-seeding.

http://greenbard.hubpages.com/hub/Stinging-Nettles-and-the-British-butterflies-they-support

 

My new name

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:26

Good name, Tracey, but Beagle Lady would have been nice too!

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:24

Hydrangeas would like that, there are white ones!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40207.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 

fruit tree blossom

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 07:20

This is how I've sheltered my dwarf apricot tree during the momentary cold spell!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40123.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Spuds!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 05:25

" let them sprout little root things" Tracey when you chit them they don't sprout roots, they sprout the beginnings of leaves. Your seed potatoes will have little "eyes" at one end, put them in the egg cartons with these facing up. The roots will grow once they are in the bin. This is what they should look like. Hope this helps, good luck with growing them.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40120.jpg?width=195&height=259&mode=max

This should help too.

http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/growing-potatoes-in-bags-or-potato-sacks-ggid31.html

 

Plant ID

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 16:43

I too think the left-hand one is a rhodo. Try planting it into ericaceous soil (make the hole big enough so that there is about 6" of ericaceous compost around the rootball and add some rhodo fertilizer. You could also give it a spray of Epsom salts, 1 tsp to 1 gallon of water.

Clivia not flowering

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 16:19

Mine spends the winters in front of the balcony doors on the landing. It gets no water at all from October to about now. I will slowly start watering it next week about once a week with a small amount of liquid general fertilizer, more as the buds start to show. It is about about 50cm in circumference in a 25cm pot. Last year it produced about 15 flowers.

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:26

Hostafan, we've all checked that you're not a Nigel/Monty fan by now, no need to go on about it! If you don't like GW anymore, perhaps you should stop watching it and save your nerves!

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