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Is an Annual really an annual???

Question from natasha

In forum: New to gardening

I have bought some Campanula and Dianthus recently and both 'tickets' on the pots say they are annuals and are only for 1 season. is this right though? I bought snapdragons last year and they said I should discard after flowering yet they flowered again this year. How do I know if an 'annual' will come back or not - Shoot site says Campanula takes 2-3 yrs to reach maturity which indicates to me I can leave it in the soil!! Is this just a bit of a con to buy new plants next year!

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  • Posted: Wed. 19th September 2007 13:12
  • Last reply: Sat. 22nd September 2007 21:10

Bringing a houseplant home

Tip from Angela Rahe-Blomfield

In forum: House plants

My tip, which I had to figure out the hard way, is that whenever you purchase a plant from one of the DIY stores, always replant them into a slightly larger pot when you get home. They have usually overgrown the small pot that you have purchased them in and you will notice them drastically perk up within a day of repotting.

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  • Posted: Sun. 16th September 2007 09:07

Herbs growing

Question from Angela Rahe-Blomfield

In forum: Edible gardening

What's the best way of growing herbs?

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  • Replies: 7
  • Posted: Sun. 16th September 2007 09:03
  • Last reply: Mon. 24th January 2011 12:24

Vegetable container gardening

Question from Angela Rahe-Blomfield

In forum: Container gardening

My tomatoes, carrots and peppers seem to not thrive in the containers I have them growing in. Could it possibly be because of the container itself?

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  • Replies: 4
  • Posted: Sun. 16th September 2007 09:01
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th October 2007 13:22

Tomato blight

Question from Sydney Cann

In forum: Tomato blight

i had to destroy all my tomato plants this year because of blight. My question is, as I bought a lot of high quality compost to grow them in, do I now have to throw it all away, can I disinfect it ,can I use it on flower beds as a mulch? Syd

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Sat. 15th September 2007 17:14
  • Last reply: Sat. 15th September 2007 18:12

New to gardening- Yellowing leaves on Lavatera

Question from Marion Young

In forum: New to gardening

I have 2 lavatera which are 2 years old, and 3 bought this early summer. The new ones have grown very well, except this week some of the leaves have turned yellow, and are dropping off. The foliage on the older ones dont look as healthy, and some of the leaves are also turning yellow. I thought lavateras retained their foliage, but maybe this is just a natural consequence of approaching Autumn. Any advice please?

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  • Replies: 5
  • Posted: Sat. 15th September 2007 08:35
  • Last reply: Thu. 20th September 2007 07:41

forum

Question from eric jolley

In forum: New member

Is there a way we can add live links or pictures to the forum?

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  • Replies: 4
  • Posted: Thu. 13th September 2007 08:27
  • Last reply: Sun. 6th January 2008 09:26

Japanese Quince

Question from Mark Partridge

In forum: Edible gardening

Are these edible?

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  • Replies: 3
  • Posted: Wed. 12th September 2007 22:14
  • Last reply: Sat. 15th September 2007 11:01

Sawflies

Question from Mark Partridge

In forum: Edible gardening

My gooseberries bushes are constantly being plagued by sawfly grubs. Does anyone know a way of completely eradicating them?

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Wed. 12th September 2007 22:08
  • Last reply: Thu. 13th September 2007 08:24

help!

Question from Amy Burns

In forum: Lawns

my lawn was laid by my builders and unfortunately, the soil wasn't tamped down as well as it should have been. Now I have a lumpy lawn. Additionally, the drainage seems to be patchy - well drained in some areas and almost boggy in others. Any ideas/suggestions on how to recover? Or am I best served having new turf laid in the spring by professionals?

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Wed. 12th September 2007 15:43
  • Last reply: Sat. 22nd September 2007 11:36