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Daffodils and Tulips - what to do as they fade?

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:01

Bst to feed them as they are growing as this builds up a nice strong plant which as it dies back after flowering will put back more into the bulb for next year. If you haven't done this then start feeding with tomorite or silmilar straight away. It might help.

Rosebay Willowherb

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 18:15

I am sure that it won't damage your house. The seeds are very floaty in the wind, so you will get a new contribution each year I am afraid. You will develop your own coping strategies. Where I live is dandelion alley... we all have a cross to bear. at least it's not bindweed or ground elder.

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 18:09

Hi, MMP...I only chop up big, woody stuff, like brocolli stalks, although I try to eat most of it if I can...  

digging up conifers

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 18:06

I would advise your wife that it's better to leave a live conifer in it's original location, albeit not yours, than  to be responsible for it's possible death. That would be the worst of all worlds.

fish introduced naturally in the pond

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:06

Agreed... I have plenty on my plate anyway. Thanks for the advice.

digging up conifers

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:04

You would have to dig a really big root ball which would weigh a ton, literally. This would have to be a machine/digger job and impossible to do by hand/elbow grease. Anything smaller would be too small to survive as stated above. Go out and treat your wife to 2 new trees of her choice to which she can transfer her affection.

fish introduced naturally in the pond

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 21:56

Definitely my project for the year... once the open day is over, that is.

fish introduced naturally in the pond

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 21:52

How wonderful... I must get a pond!!

Please anyone grown peony from seed

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 21:50

I seem to remeber that my tree peony has seeded naturally beneath the main plant... so it's worth keeping an eye open for seedling plants.

Box Balls growing in solid clay?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 21:45

My thoughts are that as sometimes happens the grower ( which won't be Tesco) has dug these up from the field in which they were grown and potted them in a pot reasonably suited to their size. That explains the 2 types of soil. This happened fairly recently so there hasn't been much time for the roots to get stuck into the potting compost. Whilst this may not be ideal the do look healthy specimens and I can see why you were happy to buy them.

I would leave them in the current size pots to give them chance to get rooting.Keep them out of direct sunlight and keep watered but not waterlogged. Perhaps the occasional weak feed of Tomorite or similar, something that will encourage root growth rather than leaves. Have a fresh look in late summer/early autumn and if they look healthy and are growing strong roots then repot onwards.

Have faith... they are nice plants, and tough as old boots.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Overwintering Gazanias

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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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