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Posted: 02/05/2015 at 18:14

Hi can't answer first point but don't spray, buy ladybird larvae (green gardener online) and release directly onto the tree, they'll scoff yr aphids quick smart 

Just wanted to share :)

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:42

Aw pretty 

Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 09:10

Aw they're doing great ..... Yes , very poor quality - won't buy from them again! Oh well, we live and learn 


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 16:12

 Star jasmine, the back one

Sorry - light wrong for the clotted cream, I can't get a shot you can see !


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 16:06

Do you trim it back ? Both my star jasmine and my clotted cream are only just starting to grow, both flower profusely and I leave out in winter but cut back in autumn (early spring) . I'll post a pic of where they're up to. Feed with chicken manure and mulch with FYM And both do well, north lancashire (bit further south than you guys albeit..... 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 12:14

And lo, the deed is done .. Gulp, have cut the front few branches and left a back row . All fed and FHM'd , fingers crossed but yes! I have every faith it will come back 

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 08:31

Rhubarb crumble n custard for OH's pudding on Friday night for father in laws birthday ...... Sooooo looking forward ! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 08:27

Oh I totally agree - super picture AWB. Lol ...... And I sympathise JenRen ! Cold and wet and I demand that the sun comes back ....... 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 08:25

Thanks guys, was cogitating all last night and will cut it back - will do the front ones by half this year, and then the other stems next spring . Thanks for all your advice. Do love this shrub 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:09

Hello, I need some advice on my pieris japonica  . It's got very tall and leggy, I've pruned out all the thin shoots and deadwood and it's now like this! Would I kill it reducing down by half ? I have fed it now and mulch but feel it needs a better cutting.


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Discussions started by Flora rosa


Leggy - pruning advice needed 
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Clematis - summer flowering

Pinch out tips ? 
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Last Post: 23/04/2015 at 17:07

Vine weevils - plastic

Scientific theory - not !  
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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 22:08

Potash - wood burners

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

Red currant shrub

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

Spring bulbs -too late ?

Built rock garden - hurrah 
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Last Post: 07/01/2015 at 09:19

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Best treatment  
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Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 17:20

Help - screening shrubs

Privacy hedging but window box 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 14:04


Leave to nature vr stop in their tracks  
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 20:37

Frog hopper / cuckoo spit / good, bad or indifferent

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Last Post: 13/06/2014 at 20:49

Killer in action

Isn't nature fab 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 21:53

Rose black spot

Sorry, can't see the original thread - does vinegar spray work in your opinion? 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 10:11

Dragonfly ???

Just spotted this sunbathing - then started thundering and lightning  
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Last Post: 10/06/2014 at 15:45

Bumblebees in trouble - seem to have a few bees in trouble . But why?

How can I help them? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 19:47

Wildflower mats

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