Zoomer44


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Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:27

I've purposely left some area's of the garden, over winter, well alone and uncleaned. I'm sure there is an army of slugs and snails just waiting to appear come spring but the good guys need somewhere to spend the winter too. 

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - herbs for wildlife

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:09

I had a few different types of bee's in the garden last year, hadn't realised there was a variety which visit, it made me re-think which flowers to grow, so many flowers are grown which bee's can't get nectar from.

strawberries

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:00

, I'd second both the above, good advise.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:51

Not the Paul Young!

I''ve a friend called Jennifer Jones.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:29

Thanks, Bunnysgarden. I usually come on line at about this time most evenings so will check the weather thread tomorrow.  Feel I'm in safe hands with yourself and Frank on the case 

I'm travelling Wednesday.

Root trainers

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:24

I use loo rolls for deep rooting plants, not ideal, but if you pack them together tightly in a small tray they are less likely to disintegrate.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:15

Cold here, snow overnight but it only settled on the cars.

Frank.Thanks for the update, I'm thinking of not making the trip by car if the A66 is partially closed. The drive over Shap can be perilous too and it's forecast fog which is not nice to drive in on the motorway especially when it's dark. An alternative would be the train but that seems to take forever with a 45 min wait at Carlisle. The trips arranged for Wednesday.

What is this please

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 23:08

B.L.Must say I found it nice to see a plant I knew

Pash2. An umberella plant does need regular watering during the summer, but now, it's sufficient just to keep the compost damp, it's unlikely to dry out as the plant will be dormant so won't need watering again until the Spring.

 

What is this please

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 23:00

Busy-Lizzie. I know it isn't a cactus but two Q's were asked. Pash2 also asked...

How often do i water cactus plants?

Pash2 could have cactus as well as the umbrella plant...  

What is this please

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 22:43

You could give it some support by way of a cane and it looks like it may fare better in the next size up pot although now isn't the best time to re-pot, wait till spring. I'd also advise moving it away from the radiator into an area of the room which gets more direct light, so long as it isn't in a draft ie by the door it should be fine. 

I had one which grew to about 6ft, shame you've lost the bottom leaves but an added bonus...your plant has started to produce side shoots.

It's difficult to say how often to water cactus plants, another poster may give more helpful advise...mine get a water 2 or 3 times a year but it's a good soak and they are stood in water for the day. It's usually when I can remember, they get a good feed at the same time. 

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