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Putting My Plot To bed

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 23:04

I'd recommend groundcoversolutions I use their groundtex. Youd take it up and store it for next time.

Japanese anemone

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 22:59

I heard they were thuggy so went out and bought one, its HJ as well.  On planting I've been told generally white ones are better behaved, and pink ones are the thugs.  Damn.

Cabbage white caterpillars

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 22:54

I thought I'd got a lovely big pot of pak choi, one of mizuna too, but they are being eaten, particularly the pak choi. I have small cabbage whites on them, but I'm really struggling to see the green on green and pick them off. Old eyes. 

Any tips please? As its a pot i can move it. Would investigation under electric light help? Torch? Can they be attracted away to something else like slugs and beer? 

Give up and sow new? 

Harvest Mites

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 18:07

Please invest in the spray for the dog, and do let me know if your product works, I'm very interested. I can see them on my dog with a magnifying glass, they go to the furless places, between the toes and the belly, armpits etc. You spray it onto your hand (wear gloves) then rub onto the dog. 

Harvest Mites

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 15:44

For the dog, frontline spray works. Not to be used on husbands though. 

Are you still getting the problem now? It pretty much finishes at the end of august for me, where are you? 

Which hedging plant?

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 10:44

Buckingham nurseries website have some pics of hornbeam year 1, year 2 etc and lots of advice. There is nothing like hawthorn for knitting a hedge together and it's fast and brilliant for wildlife. I'd go for mixed every time, I have a mix of 3, but your situation is different and you might want a more formal look next to the road. Consider if you want spikey too, hawthorn is armed and dangerous.


Posted: 10/09/2017 at 22:23

Gee-Tee for me. Always do well. 

Harvest Mites

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 09:55

Nope, got the problem, but no solution. I have seen one attached to me once, but you'd need very good eyesight. Not sure your boiler suit would work, as they hang about in your clothes, so wash them daily. I did try specialist clothing Nosilife - didnt help. 

I don't keep out of the garden, but I do shower after and change clothes and had maybe 30 bites this year. That's not a bad year, has been a lot worse. 

What to plant in September

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 21:48

Hi, this contains some useful ideas, by Stuart R.  (Also Scotland)


Norway maple looking poorly

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 16:50

Its only 3or 4 yo. In the ground. Hmm...no shade, in the sun and it's pretty windy. I did think this variety was the best choice acer for a windy spot, or at least faired better than most. 

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