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Cosmos from seed

I have cosmos planted in trays in greenhouse that are now approx 2 inch tall but just two leaves on top and tall and string looking. What should I do next? littleweed, acton, Co Armagh Posted: 13/04/2017

That's normal... the seedlings do look a bit lanky.

Presumably the seedlings have been pricked out spaced in celltrays trays or in small pots.

Then just be sure they are getting light.

  Plant ID Please ?

Plant ID Please ?

I had this gorgeous plant - as per attachment - until it died recently. I dont know the name of it - can you help and identify this plant please and can you guide where i would be able to purchase it please. moosefleming, castleisland, Co Kerry Posted: 05/04/2017

It is a form of petunia, not frost hardy.

Most garden centres will haave petunias in May. 

  overwintering begonias & pelargoniums

overwintering begonias & pelargoniums

photo attached is one of my tuber begonias which I want to keep for next year. Can I overwinter it in an unheated greenhouse as a green plant or do I have to store it as a tuber (like a dahlia)? Will pelargoniums overwinter as green plants in an unheated greenhouse successfully or should I bring them into the house if there is a hard frost? henlen, , Co Kildare Posted: 18/09/2016

The shoots of begonias will fall away soon after they get touched by frost. They last longer in a greenhouse but eventually yellow and fall, adn the tubers can be stored under cover.

Pelargoniums will suffer some damage in an unheated greenhouse, how much depends on how low temperatures fall and for how long. They must be frost-free and would be better indoors in hard frost.


Geranium new plants

Yesterday I planted new geranium plants from branches of old plant dipped into rooting powder and planted in small pots , just wondering should I keep them outside and how many days it would take to have roots . sualeha, Ennis, Co Clare Posted: 16/09/2016

Geranium (pelargonium) cuttings are best made in early August and need a window sill indoors now.


plug plants

can i buy a small quantity (40-50) of annual bedding flowers for pots and baskets (lobelia,trailing surfinia,etc.)in plug form anywhere in ireland.i want to finish growing them in my glasshouse higgins, ennis, Co Clare Posted: 11/04/2015

Some garden cenres now stock these, such as Orchard in Celbridge and Newlands in CLondalkin. Perhaps some places more local to you also do so.

  flowers in hanging basket

flowers in hanging basket

see photo enclosed that are growing in a hanging basket Can you tell me what they are I know one is a geraniums but the not sure what they are Spring68, Tynagh, Co Galway Posted: 07/08/2013

 Those are China asters, an annual, not a true aster but related.


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