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Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:04

Well said wishes Stacey

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 19:53

Daisy, you remind me of a friend of mine.

i dig up a dead bush and she says let me replant it.  I say it's dead.  She says you never know, it might grow.  It's dead I say.  But it might come back to life She says.  I'm off, bye I say 


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:15

Lyn, but the noise is terrible.  Ever heard drunk slugs singing.?

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:13

Won't come to anything.  Too early, cold, dark and no pollinator.....etc. etc.  etc.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 17:02

Hiya Janet

pot them up and grow them in the gh.  They will grow fast.  Repot a couple more times.  In mid spring you should have nice size plants to put into the garden.  You could place very few pellets around them but cover with slate or similar raised slightly off the ground.

love lupins.  Nothing quite like them is there?  

plants or shrubs

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:55

Richard, dogwoods too for me.  Take cuttings of your own if you have them and just stick them in the ground.  No cost and they root quickly and compete well.

Is this raised border too small for black bamboo

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:52

Nut has said it all for me.  Would look silly there in a straight line.  A couple of climbers though?

Stipa tenuissima pony tails, moving, dividing etc.

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:48

These are easy to divide.  I actually do this even now.  However, I pot them up and grow on in the greenhouse.  They grow very quickly.  I would divide and mix plant with larger ones.  If replanting in the ground mix compost.....mpc is fine.....into the planting hole.  One thing though...if your ground is still cold or wet then wait a couple of weeks before putting back into the ground.  The greenhouse splits will grow away fine.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:44

Hello Bill.....brrrrr, that's cold 

Anyone know how Fairy is?  Hope she is surviving up there 

milder day but pretty wet right now.  However, plants drying out in gh and comservstory and new shoots emerging on echinaceas today. ,

Novice in growing hellebores - advice, please :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 13:13

Re Epsom salts. I've come to use this as a tonic on many plants.  Tomatoes, lupins can become chlorotic slightly in parts of my soil so Epsom salts is ideal for them, azaleas, etc in pots, camelias, hellebores cos I feel it helps, fruit bushes sometimes, etc.

the concentration is not crucial ......a teaspoon in a litre spray or tablespoon in 10 litres watering can.

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