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Posted: 10/08/2013 at 18:24

Probably a crab apple.  Edible, probably good to make crab apple jelly with.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:54

I think most people would be hard-pressed to reach 3ft over a bed to tend the plants and weed.  4ft wide beds are usually recommended and of course narrower beds might be more suitable.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:46

Don't feed your pepper plants until they do their part.  The reaction of most plants is to reproduce before they die.  If you give too much food they won't bother to reproduce.

Treat them a bit hard!


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:42

They will be discouraged when you mow them off when you do the lawn.  Any that are too tough, you can cut off with seceteurs.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:39

Frankly, places like Homebase are not good at looking after plants.  More often than not they are in need of water.  You can have no idea how they have neglected this lily before it came into your care.  And to say the staff - with honourable exceptions - have no knowledge of plants would be pretty accurate.

Actually it make my blood boil to see plants that have been carefully grown wrecked once they get to the stores.  Such a waste. 


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 09:46

Often indoor bulbs are grown in containers with no drainage holes.  Bulb fibre has charcoal in it to stop the compost becoming sour because the water doesn't drain through.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 18:17

Any site under any large tree will be too dry for most plants.

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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 15:24

Er, try posting your question on the Problem Board.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 15:19

Did you email them a photo of the note and empty pot?  They will recognise the writing on it, then it's difficult to deny.

Have you threatened to 'name and shame'?  I think we would all be interested to know the name.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:53

Every year, pinch out the shoots after five leaves. Sometimes they don't make five leaves so pinch them out at three or four.  But Mid Summer's Day is the last date you do it on, so that the shoot has time to grow more shoots before Autumn.

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