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Lupins from seed

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 14:54

i find the best time to plant them is from now to end september so they are strong enough to flower next year. I planted seeds this february and have lovely young plants but they will not flower until next year. I keep summer/autumn planted seedlings in a cool greenhouse/ sheltered coldframe for the winter as they do not like frosts to much but they dont need a lot of heat over the winter either. good luck they are worth it.

Talkback: Robins in the garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 11:18

Is there any difference between male and female robins. We have 2 robins who seem to live quite happliy together in the garden but they are different sizes the more friendly one is very round and much bigger than the other. Their colouring is the same. I wondered whether they were mates or just different ages.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:25

following on from my entry I have used the normal B&Q compost and the peat free version. Both were the 3 for £10 offer.. Both totally rubbish

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:23

My B&Q compost has done the same. I planted my early seeds in a bag of last years compost and they grew fine but the seeds that I planted in this years compost have mostly not germinated or the few that have have been very poor. The compost went green ontop very quickly and had a strange smell. My B&Q did not want to know when I asked them about it, they said that they could not guarentee compost as it depended on my care in growing plants!!!

My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:25

my acer is similar. i have found out that it does not like cold wind or draughts. We are on top of a welsh hill and now i have moved it to a lower more sheltered but sunny part of the garden it has come back into leaf.

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 13:30

mine are nibbled too. cant find slugs and have used slug pellets etc and  cant find any earwigs. The only unusal thing this year is the abundance of spiders. They are running around in the hundreds the border and flowers are alive with them. i have never seen so many. Could the young spiders be to blame?

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poorly nectarine tree

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any idea what it is

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shade loving plants

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