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Can I have more than three designs at any one time?

Question from Chris Davis

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi, we cannot see an option to create more than 3 designs, any ideas what we are doing wrong?

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  • Posted: Fri. 5th December 2014 11:36
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th December 2014 12:16

Sowing onion seed

Comment from stephen howe

In forum: Edible gardening

I grew a good crop of red onion 'Red Baron' this year from a Spring sowing inthe greenhouse, the crop matured about late August. However I remember my Grandfather's saying 'sow onions on the shortest day and harvest on the longest day' although all the wisdom I've read on the subject suggests waiting until January or February before a first sowing. I'm thinking of sowing a batch under glass on Dec, 21 to see if its true. Anyone else heard this saying?

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  • Posted: Thu. 4th December 2014 09:15
  • Last reply: Thu. 4th December 2014 14:55

Not flowering

Question from rebecca wingar

In forum: Vinca minor 'La Grave'

I have 2 Vinca plants, planted about 5 years ago. To date they have never flowered. They are both in full sun, in good soil and the foliage had spread very well over the 5 years, but still there are no flowers. Can anyone help me with this?
Many thanks.

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  • Posted: Mon. 1st December 2014 14:23
  • Last reply: Sat. 6th December 2014 17:31

Tetrapanax - Over wintering?

Question from karen mcclure

In forum: Tetrapanax papyrifer

Would you cover a Tetrapanax plant to protect it in the UK (south)?

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  • Posted: Mon. 1st December 2014 12:20
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th December 2014 18:10

Kolkwitzia problem

Question from Sheila Rhodes

In forum: Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

My Kolkwitzias have yet to flower: one in sun, one in shade, both 2 or 3 years old. Any advice? thanks!

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Sun. 30th November 2014 16:39
  • Last reply: Sun. 30th November 2014 20:11

Are there any Gardening classes or lectures starting January 2015 in South East London?

Question from Gabriella

In forum: Gardening classes and lectures

I would like to find a part time course or regular lectures to attend in South London to get the most out of my allotment

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  • Posted: Sat. 29th November 2014 18:25

Gaultheria mucronata 'Mulberry Wine'

Question from Norman Read

In forum: Gaultheria mucronata 'Mulberry Wine'

I have a Gaultheria mucronata 'Mulberry Wine', and have read that I need a male plant to get the a female to fruit. How do I tell if I have a male or a female plant?

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Sat. 29th November 2014 17:03
  • Last reply: Sun. 30th November 2014 23:00

Any ideas on what this is?

Question from TracyB

In forum: Identify a plant

hi... this a gift as a seedling... expected a venus flytrap which it's clearly not. grown to approx 10" high but now stopped, been in flower for over a month on window sill. flowers get no bigger/more open than this & have these strange frond-like leaves around each yellow flower. any clues? can't find a photo online but probably searching for the wrong thing. thanks.

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  • Posted: Mon. 24th November 2014 16:46
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th December 2014 16:08

Help to identify this shrub please

Question from Martin

In forum: Identify a plant

This shrub/hedge attracts bees and birds spring and summer who love it's red berries. It' s leaves are normally dark green, turning yellow/red now. I thought it may be a Cotoneaster simonsii but I'm confused as it never seems to have a white flower spring time.

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  • Replies: 3
  • Posted: Sun. 23rd November 2014 12:24
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th December 2014 16:22

What is this plant

Question from Frances

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone tell me what this plant is? We were given it as a gift and it's been flowering since April and is still going strong. It's about 60cm tall & wide and bushy, with light green upright foliage. The flowers are about 2.5cm long x 2cm wide and are white tipped with red. I want to know how to care for it and if it needs pruning and when.

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  • Posted: Sun. 23rd November 2014 11:38
  • Last reply: Thu. 27th November 2014 17:00