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How to improve my water retention

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:47

Right operation pack bed and compost!!!! Thanks

How to improve my water retention

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:29

I have moved my perennials around to try And put the sun loving dry people across there but I wondered if there were any matters that would help lock in moisture a tad longer in between wateringS. At the moment I have some foxglove, skimmia, allium, delphinium, verbena, dahlia (when put back in). It's literally a 6 ft by 2.5ft border. 

How to improve my water retention

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 21:36

my garden is higher than the neighbours and I have a bed that is retained from neighbours drop into their garden with a gravel board. They are about 2.5ft lower than us. Last year I had to fill bottles of water and put out daily to drip water. But its not even summer and during the day my emerging flowers are flagging. 

Any ideas or tips to increase water retention. I have broken my clay up with soil improver and compost and mulched with compost but it's still dry. I figure it's draining down to the neighbours level. Help pls

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 21:57

I have 3 hellebores flowering and one nearly trying. That makes me a happy bunny. I'm scared all my new buds are going to get frosted if the weather turns ????

Anti fungal help

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 14:53

ooops, that's typing on a phone for you!!!

Anti fungal help

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:56

3.5ft not 35, otherwise I would be in my element!!!

Anti fungal help

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:54

I wash everything and I am fastidious and water with tap water. My problem is space, I have a 5ft by 35 plastic greenhouse. Only a door for ventilation and as it has a green reinforced threat in a check pattern it suffers with not as much light. I'm just trying to do my best, things were slower and I got green mould and a grey powder mould. so anything to help that would be a bonus!

Anti fungal help

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 18:05

So how do I make an anti fungal spray??? Want to ensure I eliminate anything when bringing my cuttings home and sowing my seeds

SPECIAL OFFER Sarcococca confusa

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 08:30

You make it sound sooo easy! Thankyou, will write in my notebook tonight. The agastache does this have to be lifted and brought in every winter even if not divided??

Portugal - plants to survive

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 08:26

Algarve so south!!! 

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Various questions/seeking views.....

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Flummoxed by foxglove!!

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How to improve my water retention

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Anti fungal help

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