Woodgreen wonderboy

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Best Gardening tv shows

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:22

With the internet at your disposal can you find the ol' boys, such as Geoffrey Hamilton and Arthour Billett... can't be beat!


Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:19

You need a mix of carbon ( brownish) and nitrogen ( greenish) to get the pot boiling! Too much of the latter, especially all grass clippings will give a horrid slimy mess. Green has to be mixed with prunings, cabbage stalks , and the like to get the chemistry going. Cut up prunings etc small and mix in. It also helps to build up the bulkiness quickly. Small amounts won't get hot, probably.

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:12

Sounds as if you can risk leaving your tubers in overwinter, lifting and dividing every 3 or 4 years. Break off as many tuber pieces with eyes as you need and pot up. Any old container will do. All the food is in the tuber, you just need to keep any foliage fresh with little water. Pinch for bushiness and plant out towards end of May, when fear of frost is over. Keep pots outside if mild, whip inside if frosty.

When do I divide Agapanthus

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:06

Feed in late summer and early autumn to build up next year's flower buds.

Stringy runner beans

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 06:27

Lack of water can be the problem.... clearly not in your case. Must be something else.

Gladioli woes

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:15

Thank you very much. That looks very much like the problem. Cure doesn't look very easy to achieve and won't spray in this area as alongside vegetables. So it's curtains for glads. here.

Stringy runner beans

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:39

How often do you water?

Gladioli woes

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:37

Last year my newly planted glads were good enough to win a prize in the local flower show. This year the flowers are both distorted and have white flecks or veining in the flowers. A friend has a similar problem and for her it is a repeat problem. Does anyone know what I should do. I think I should remove the flower corm and all, and am unlikely to be able to grow them there again. What is the problem and is there an alternative solution? Sorry, no pictures possible.

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 20:33

Have just picked the first few, about 5 weeks later than last year?

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:32

They were in flower well before this date last year. However lots of people have commented that they are very late this year. Mine have only just thrown up flower spikes, but not yet open. By this time last year I had loads of lovely blooms. It must be the cool nights.

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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