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Stringy runner beans

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 07:19

Prob the water simply running through that (now weak) compost.  Growbags will never hold water sufficiently for a stable moisture supply.  Dont uss growbags for beans

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 23:30

Pppppppppagan.  I am shocked 

ah! I get it Screen your roses from view 

Rosemary cuttings

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 23:12

Now is fine Conifer .  

I will be taking cuttings in a day or so too.  Have a particularly fine dark blue flowered upright rosemary. most rosemarys I see have weak washed out blue flowers. 

Blocked Hose Pipe - Help!!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 23:02

Maybe just buy another hose???  

I think trying to locate where the blockage is will be difficult.  However. Have one more attempt.  Turn on the tap again,,part way, and tap with a hammer at different points along the hose.  I would expect the blockage to shift.  Once it does turn tap on full.  

If it doesn't clear buy another hose Bmerry8 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:55

Yvie, yvie made me choke on my donut then.  "Bbbbbbboring ornamental grasses".   

Do you grow them?  Are they swaying, billowing and whispering in your garden?  Any with red foliage? With blue foliage?  With variegated foliage?  any providing structure? Anything in your garden that's flowered since June?  anything providing foliage from late March through the winter?   

"Swathes"?  Don't need swathes.  Grasses dotted about are extremely beautiful and robust. Heavy prolonged rain and strong winds are resisted unlike most perennials that need to be staked.

When to pick tomatoes?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:42

Try picking your tomatoes when they are slightly more orange than bright red.  Let is know then if they have split 

my feeling is that simply you are picking over ripe tomatoes 

Poorly lily

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:09

Its just that some lilies decline rapidly in alkaline soil. 

If it's in the ground then I would feed it ...liquid feed....until foliage dies down then lift it and pot up imto ericaceous compost.  it is best though to buy lime tolerant bulbs and plant in free draining soil

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:31

It must  be those flowers that bled me then Busy. 

Poorly lily

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:27

The variety is important but pot it up in ACID compost and feed it until,leaves are yellow. 


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:57

Like your style Topbird 

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