Latest posts by tattianna

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:53

Super Thank you

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 17:13

I have lots of small plants along side the more mature ones. When is the best time to pot these up to grow on ready to put in my daughters garden in the spring?

Or is it best to leave them where they are and transplant them in the spring?

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:55
Thomas Wilkinson2 wrote (see)
Also they seem to be a favourite of some kind of aphid, a little black one. They seem to leave most of my plants alone, but the nasturtiums seem to get covered in them sometimes. Is there much I can do inexpensively? 
I've tried growing Nasturtiums  quite a few times and they always get covered in what I believe to be black fly. I've tried wiping them off as someone once suggested but they always returned. I didn't want to start spraying them with the likes of privado so I gave up growing them.



Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:39

Thank you both for your reply. I'll definately be bringing them in over winter and fingers crossed they'll be just as beautiful again next year. 

Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 16:42

Yes that's what I thought Italophile. It did start getting quite cold here and they were out in the garden and if I'm honest I got fed up with looking at them hangling there all green. I'm happy with them 


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 16:38

I got some begonia plug plants earlier this year and they were tiny. I nurtured them and potted them on as and when they needed it and much to my surprise they have been beautiful. Will these plants come up again next year? 

I also bought some begonia tubers (are they tubers or are they corms????) and they look like completely different plants, however I know I will need to take them out of the basket and store them over winter.

Please forgive my ignorance but will I need to do the same with the plug plants???? Will they have produced tubers/corms now or are they a different type of plant altogether???

Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 16:26

I had similar problems to you Guy (re not ripening) so a couple of weeks ago I took all the tomatoes off the plants, placed them in a big dish on a shelf in the kitchen and forgot about them and they began to ripen slowly but surely.  

barking dogs

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:56

Oh forgot to mention...we tried the hi pitched deterrant things to stop the cats coming into the garden. We're not sure they worked on the cats but they definately worked on our son and his friends  Apparently the older you get the less able you are to hear hi pitched sounds so the younger visitors to our house could hear it. So if they went anywhere near it they said the noise was awful so we felt it only fair to dispose of it after that 

barking dogs

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:50

We have a yappy westie next door to us and although the owners take it out regularly when they put it in the garden it barks constantly until they let it back in.

They let it out very early every morning and it's yaks & yaks & yaks all the time it is out. The promblem is amplified during the summer because obviously we have the windows open.

My OH is up at 5am every morning for work so at the weekend the last thing he wants is to be woken by the b****y dog. One sunday morning last year we were woken very early so OH shot out of bed and went round to ask them to bring the dog in or stop it from barking. The disgruntled neighbour said the dog only barks when there is someone out the back to which OH replied "yes us in our own garden".

In fairness they don't let the dog out so early now however it still barks all the time it is out. To make matters worse their son now plays the trumpet and is relegated to the conservatory to practice...and we thought we had problems with the dog barking!!!!!!! 


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 07:15

Yes you're probably right there nut so I'll collect the seed and give it a go in the spring.

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