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Propagating phototina

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:35

Hello fellow gardeners, has anyone propagated phototina and how do I do it?  Can I just stick a cutting into the ground where I want it to grow? Or am I just being lazy ! 

What is this pesky plant/weed/tree?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 14:17


 One sycamore seeding left to grow in neighbours garden - gulp, get rid now !!!! 

privacy cover shrubs

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 17:37

They look lovely tetley, wish my garden was as big ! Really nice 

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 18:31

Pottering about, I do not "presume" nor have the "right to" anything but believe me I can have my opinion ! if I "had the right to" then I would be telling said people off and as I'm not that type of person I do not. All  I can do .... Is try to keep mine nice and avoid looking at eyesores around me Or paved over gardens ! The paved gardens (and further to the discussions on this post - meaning fully paved over) bug me due to ugliness and potential for flooding. I am here merely having a chit chat on a gardening forum! 

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:21

That's a very good point boater, tis a conundrum ! I suppose that if it was reasonably nice flagging / hardcore it would be more acceptable than the trash filled jungles lol. I have one of those next door but one and I HATE looking at it aargh...... O dear, no happy answer is there 

Feeding when in bloom

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:54

Great thanks, should trust myself but then I read other things that tend to contradict what I've been doing all along !!! 

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:39

Haha, yes agree on that B 3 but I think the topic started more as angst against people paving over their gardens and it makes me soooooo mad !!!! We have a lovely road with mature old houses and mature front gardens, this year there are four all next door to each other where the gardens been ripped out and a minging white poured concrete has been put down, it makes me want to cry (or knock their heads together-but I'll keep my violence to myself lol)  

Feeding when in bloom

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:35

My clematis has only three blooms and I was wondering if I should give it some tomatorite but have always understood not to feed when in bloom! (Same for my fuschia) . Can I ask you guys a) would you feed all summer long with tomatorite or similar and b) why should you not feed when in bloom ?  Thanks 

Garden is a restaurant for slugs.

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:36

What a great idea esspee lol, nematodes I swear by especially early in the season to give little plants ability to get going!  Then it's snail hunting too ...... Found about five MASSIVE ones today, hiding under pots and stones - in the bin , 

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 17:03

Oh dear runnybeak, how totally ungrateful!! I'm very pleased to say that I have a lot of babies (punk rockers as one forum friend called them) and I keep moving them around to where I can see aphids .... But now am worried that no food as I can't see any more around! Sure they'll find food, sure really is plenty of greenfly etc around there somewhere 

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Discussions started by Flora rosa

Propagating phototina

(Spelling!) . Anyone propagated?  
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 17:36

Feeding when in bloom

Your expertise sought 
Replies: 3    Views: 192
Last Post: 04/08/2015 at 12:54

Shield bugs - do we like?

Have spotted a grey (ish) shield bug , question is , do I leve it alone? Do we like them?  
Replies: 7    Views: 208
Last Post: 27/06/2015 at 21:06

Cornwall churchyard

How utterly depressing 
Replies: 16    Views: 541
Last Post: 20/06/2015 at 16:27

Baby chaffinch - stranded in my garden

What can I do ?  
Replies: 6    Views: 327
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 21:09

Well I never ..... Ladybirds

The birds and the bees alive n kicking in my garden  
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Last Post: 10/06/2015 at 18:06

Well I never ..... Ladybirds

The birds and the bees alive n kicking in my garden  
Replies: 11    Views: 395
Last Post: 13/06/2015 at 22:53

Small garden water feature

Could I put plants in, even though is a fountain type? 
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Last Post: 28/05/2015 at 14:18


Leggy - pruning advice needed 
Replies: 7    Views: 400
Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 12:14

Clematis - summer flowering

Pinch out tips ? 
Replies: 3    Views: 343
Last Post: 23/04/2015 at 17:07

Vine weevils - plastic

Scientific theory - not !  
Replies: 15    Views: 511
Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 22:08

Potash - wood burners

Neighbour has a wood burner, ash good for flower?  
Replies: 2    Views: 200
Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 08:31

Red currant shrub

Can move now or leave till it's flowered 
Replies: 5    Views: 404
Last Post: 17/02/2015 at 17:44

Spring bulbs -too late ?

Built rock garden - hurrah 
Replies: 8    Views: 623
Last Post: 07/01/2015 at 09:19

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Best treatment  
Replies: 14    Views: 1014
Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 17:20
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