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Nicotiana alata 'Grandiflora'

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 17:45


For the first time, I've sown some Nicotiana alata 'Grandiflora.' The seedlings are all getting large in their individual pots. It's probably time to think about potting them on. My question is...do I put a few, 5-9, in a large pot or a single seedling in a large pot? The pot I have in mind is 40cm across.

Thanks for reading x

azalea plant

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:23

I have an Azalea like that. It would flower, then drop its flowers the next day and it was a boring green bush for the rest of the year. It was in my front garden, north-facing, and maybe wasn't getting enough light. I dug it up and put it in a pot and put in the back garden for more sun, but it was still dropping its flowers a day or two later. I was on the verge of giving it away (or disposing of it), but this year I moved the pot again to a new position. It's more sheltered and gets the full sun from 11am till 5pm.

This is it

and it's been like this for a good 10 days. I m really happy with it.

Maybe preserve? Try a new spot in the garden, or in my case, it could just luck and the plant maturing and now gives a better display. 

Is this a dierama seedling?

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:46

thank you, at least I can now dispose of these weeds

Seedling idenification

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:43

Thanks, the first picture is what all the other seedlings look like. As expected. I thought it wasn't right that these two thugs were so big. But I thought I'd check. Thanks treehugger80

Is this a dierama seedling?

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:38

Sorry, my second post on identifying seedlings. But I sowed some dierama 'blackbird' seeds. Got nothing but this one plant. Weed or the real thing?

Many thanks for your time.

Seedling idenification

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:34


I sowed some jalapeno seeds, most are still at the couple of leave stage, but I got these two guys shoot up. I don't know what a jalapeno seedling should look like. So, I'm not sure if they are a rogue weed or pepper plant. Any thoughts?

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 13:20

I've sown some sweet peas, do I have to pinch out the tops when I have about two or three sets of leaves?

Spent summer tub soil, what to do next?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 16:05

Thank you Bob for your reply  

It is just a multipurpose compost. 

What do you do with spent multipurpose compost, can you tip it into your borders? Will it help improve soil structure? I wouldn't  know how to dispose of it otherwise. 

Spent summer tub soil, what to do next?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:33

I'm not sure what you do next..when you've planted a large tub for summer annuals and then want to clear that and use the same tub for winter plants.

Do you have to remove all the soil, as the soil is spent and will have very little nutrition? Or can you add some nourishment, like chicken pellets and replant into the same soil?

Wisteria advice

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 14:14
Busy-Lizzie says:

I grew 3 from seed. Mine died  My friend's did really well and flowered after about 4 years then they moved house. My daughter's flowered after 6 years, now it's huge and they've just moved house.

See original post

 That's promising, thanks for the reply. 

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