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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.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:48

Badgers eat hedgehogs.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:44

I'm sure the female flowers are there, but you haven't looked closely enough further down the stem.  They are not very obvious.

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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:38

If you tempt wild animals into your garden they may lose their fear of humans which makes them vulnerable. They may be tempted on to roads where they will be run over. They may also raid hen houses and dustbins and bee hives.

And if you have hedgehogs in your garden it's curtains for them.

If they make a mess or cause damage someone will come on this board asking how they can get rid of the animal/animals.

badgers in gardens

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:34

It is very foolish to feed foxes or badgers.  They are wild animals and should not be encouraged to look to humans for food.

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