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Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:37
They have been selectively bred to produce sprouts for us. The reproductive bit is in the top.

Incidentally the stems on your poor little plants have gone woody so they'll never manage to grow into anything useful.

There is a choice of maturing times with sprouts. Many people want them as a vegetable in the Winter after Christmas, others want them in the Autumn. Maturity time is usually written on the packet. Anything from August to March depending on variety.

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 00:45
Take a saw, secateurs and anything else you need to cut great chunks out of it, to get it to a manageable size. It will soon fill up again.

It is valuable to wildlife, but it is a bad neighbour. It will pull down fences and root everywhere it touches the ground.

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 00:18
If it is causing damage you will probably have to sacrifice it.

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 00:16
As I thought, that is not an elderberry tree.

Importing tropical plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:05
When we flew back from Singapore last year the airline crew brought back boxes of orchids. A much better idea.

Having seen what we grow in the UK as house plants growing to full size in the gardens of Sydney I vowed never to try and grow stunted versions of those plants in my home. I even think growing tree ferns in this country is wrong having seen them growing naturally in Australia.

Some plants don't travel well, except as curiosities. Leave them in Thailand.

Bluebells as a table centrepiece

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:17
That post made me think of species tulips. They come in small sizes and would look nice planted in clay pots. There are many different ones. Bulb catalogues on the Web.

Storing onions

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:52
I find that red onions have more problems than brown ones. They seem more liable to bolt and they don't store so well, so use them first.

The greenhouse will also be damp I should think. Try and find a cool dry place for them.

Bluebells as a table centrepiece

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:46
Primroses will be happy in pots. They'll look lovely growing out of moss.

Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:42
You can use unprepared hyacinths, but they will flower when Nature intended; that is in the Spring.

You lose nothing by experimenting and you may be glad you tried.

Indoor treated bulbs.

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:14
It may be a 'sold out' situation as it's getting a bit late for Christmas flowering now, but they should still be around.

Don't forget little bulbs like Muscari and Iris as they are excellent too. Cheap to buy now but very expensive when they flower.

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