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Posted: 03/10/2014 at 08:45

I grew a few geraniums...pelargoniums.  

F1hybrid seeds will not reproduce those plants you are so,fond of DimWit.

Ok, mild here so,works for me, but I will cut back all pelargoniums during the next  week or so.  I will then use some of the cut material for cuttings.  They remain in small trays or pots until early spring and then they are potted on.  Growth is rapid.  They remain in an unheated conservatory.  Kept dryish over winter 

Have never done seeds but occasionally purchase plugs of anything special or different and, of course, during the season I can propagate from these plants time and time again thus becoming increasingly good value purchases.

During the  growimg season I tend to cut back vigorous pelargoniums to both provide cuttings and keep plamts compact 


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 00:21

My fuschias are as floriferous as they were in summer.  Down here they will flower for good while yet.  However, I agree with Lyn to a point...enjoy the flowers whilst you can but I also like to tidy up during this month so reducing the workload next spring. 

Dividing plants

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 00:18

Cannas also need a long growing season. An early start too so in cold areas they need to be kick started in the GH.  Once into growth water well and pot on into bigger pots ASAP.

Warning - Roundup Gel

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 00:11

I understand the main issue but roundup gel applied in the eveniNg  and at this time of  Year will not be effective.  Waste of time and money.  Applied during the day the gel will dry more quickly land be less harmful to cats and dogs.  

Talkback: Leatherjackets in lawns

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 00:06

I think Alice would simply like  a nice lawn.  Getting rid of leatherjackets that spoil her lawn is not the crime of the century.  I have a couple of nice lawns and I control leatherjackets.  I grow organic veg and fruit,,have lots of birds, bees, butterflies and at least one hedgehog.  No one will guilt trip me into not having a nice lawn when I do most things environmentally well 

I don't think coffee grounds will make the slightest difference to leatherjackets.  Use nematodes, although it is now too late for,this year, Alice.  They are organic and effective and help you achieve your nice summer.  Apply nematodes around August time 


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:52

Ashwoods are the best for,hellebores 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 08:55

Did that Dove on Momday . They called that day and reported failings.  Will ring home again soon with my views 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 08:43

Mums glasses are now missing.  Yesterday she was minus her bottom teeth.  One of her carers has been in place for just 9 weeks.  

Changes will happen...a better  home but I have  already informed management I have taken notes in preparation for a formal complaint. 

Never  a supply,of water!  For anyone.  mums bottom sores not treated or an air cushion provided. 


Dividing Lupins

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:18

Hi everyone

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:13

Warm welcome to you khalifaten. 

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