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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 16:06

yipee, I want some cake!

Orlaya grandiflora

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 16:05

Lynda's!

SwissSue wrote (see)

I have noticed that a lot of question windows from new gardeners come up blank!

Please note that you have to press the green "Submit reply" button at the bottom of the comment window to enter your comment/question. DO NOT just press the Enter key on your keyboard, that does not work here. I know because I've done it too several times, out of habit!

 

herbs in oil

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 11:30

Yes, wellllll, americans! nuff said!

Stones everywhere

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:10

We have a saying here about rich people (loosly translated) "He's stone rich"! And I can tell you, in that case in our garden, I'm a millionaire!

monty don

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 11:49

Well, Bmib, you can take it or leave it, it's up to you!

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 11:34

Is Jeyes fluid the same a Javel bleach? Or would Dettol work just the same?

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 11:32
lazy gardener wrote (see)

Why cant some just let a message sit without posting silly comments?

I wonder sometimes what this forum is all about

Where did you leave your sense of humour, are you having a rainy day?

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 06:14

I have noticed that a lot of question windows from new gardeners come up blank!

Please note that you have to press the green "Submit reply" button at the bottom of the comment window to enter your comment/question. DO NOT just press the Enter key on your keyboard, that does not work here. I know because I've done it too several times, out of habit!

What tree to plant?i

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 06:04

vtiffen, your question didn't come through because you did not press the green "Submit reply" button at the bottom of the comments window. Do not just press "Enter" on your keyboard, that doesn't work here!

Cat Friendly Plant Suggestions

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 05:55

Hi there, I love cats too. Here a list of toxic and non-toxic garden plants. I think you will have a big enough choice here for any garden.

Annuals (non toxic)

  • Zinnia (Zinnia sp.)
  • Snapdragons (Antirrhinum sp.)
  • Cosmos (Cosmos sp.)
  • Calendula (Callendula sp.)
  • Petunia (Petunia sp.)

    Perennial
  • Bee Balm (Monarda sp.)
  • Phlox (Phlox sp.)
  • Roses (Rose sp.)
  • Catmint/catnip (Nepeta sp.)
  • Coneflowers (Echinacea purpura)

 

If your garden receives less than 4 hours of direct sunlight a day, the following list of non-toxic annuals and perennials requires less sunlight.

Annuals

  • Primrose(Primula sp.)
  • Butterfly flower(Schianthus sp.)
  • Spider flower (Cleome sp.)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp.)

    Perennials
  • Columbine(Aquilegia sp.)
  • Coral Bells (Heuchera sp.)
  • Turf Lilly (Liriope sp.)
  • Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

 

The 10 Least Wanted

The following is a list of plants that is best to avoid altogether due to their toxic nature. It is not a comprehensive list, if you are considering any plant of which you are unsure; consult your local plant nursery.

  • Castor bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Morning Glory (Ipomea sp.)
  • Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)
  • Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)
  • Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Precatory Beans (Arbus precatorius)
  • Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)

Discussions started by SwissSue

Hellebores

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Especially good for new gardeners 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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