Is this an unusual year for wild poppies. Most of the wild poppies in my garden are doubles. These are some in the from the front garden.
What flowers can I plant now that will flower and be 3 foot high by the last week of August?
I am concerned about the bee problem at the moment. And I was wondering what type of plants will flower all year round for them to find food.
I re-potted 3 small nasturtium plants into a large pot and they have been thriving - the leaves are huge! However I still see no sign of any buds or flowers despite the fact that I planted them about 2 months ago and they have clearly been growing well. I water regularly except during wet spells and they get plenty sunlight. Is there a problem or do I just need to sit tight.
We have a new garden we have just finished clearing out (it was in a landfill state when we bought it) and have finally started to plant. Can you advise on what flowers and plants would be good for the less formal /wild flower look. Also there is a corner at the back which gets pretty much no sun at all, is there any sort of tree /shrub that could be grown in this spot to cover the fence?
In seed packets with large amount of seeds ie 750 or 1250 .How do I sow seeds from packets of 1250The packet says sow thinly What does this mean ,Also the packet says " Sow seeds in consecutive sowings " for continuous flowering What does this mean ? Many Thanks
Hi Gerry, We are looking for flowers to grow for our school garden. We have conformations in March and were wondering is there anything we could plant with the kids in January that would flower by march? Kins Regards, Rachel.
Hi, I am helping with the gardening at my son's school. They have a number of flower beds for the children to plant in and we want them to see their plants flower before the end of the school year, ie June 30th. Some beds will be used for spring bulbs and some for vegetables. There are a couple of brilliant sun flower beds too. We are currently tidying up all the beds and thinking about planning for next year, can you recommend some annuals and perennials please that will usually be flowering in early June so that the children get to enjoy them? And ones most likely to appeal to children - that are also easy enough to grow?! Many thanks in advance.
Hi Gerry, the caterpillars in our garden have ate through most of our nasturtions. Do you have any suggestions on how to stop them, there wont be much of our garden left soon!! Thanks
I have been growing various varieties of nasturtiums from seed for the last few years, but they have never seeded themselves, I find myself having to get new seeds each year. Do you know of anywhere where I might be able to get hold of nasturtium seeds capable of producing fertile seeds themselves?
I planted a large number of sunflowers this year and they are about 1.5m high at the moment
I planted sweet pea plants in the end of May in a grow bag. they are growing well and are now nearly 5 ft supported by canes.I have fed and watered them and took out the weak shoots at the bottom.they are in a sunny part of the garden.I don't know what pinching out means or what part of the plant to do this on. IThey have not flowered yet. Pleas advise.
I recently acquired some lupin seed pods. Please advise re planting/caring etc. Do I have to open the pod and sow the seeds individually, or just sow the pod as a whole? Many thanks. Robin
This year I grew Nasturtiums having grown them previously from seed. I sowed approx thirty plants which all came up.My question is, in recent days/past week or so, I noticed that some of my plants are appearing to look a little weak and near their end, as you'd see in Autumn. While they have flowered, and contain many buds to sprout, the leaves are becomming yellowish and droppy. Its particularly happening to my ones in the baskets and window boxes.My neighbour's look similar, some of which are in the ground however. Of the ones showing these symptoms, the seeds have formed following the dead flowers. While some of the plants have aphids which you answered yesterday, and I did spray for, Im a little confused. Considering we are apparently in Summer, I thought these should last another month or more...The picture is of particular plant...ThanksDarren
I have a sun flower growing in a pot. The leaves are starting to decay and the flower doe not look to be progressing well. The same issue happened to me last year and the flower eventually died. The flower is getting plenty of water. Anything i can use.