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Posted: 10/07/2014 at 17:03

Gardening for ever, housework whenever!

Schizostylis - growing tips

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:23

I too live in N.E. England and have never had any  problems overwiintering.They flower profusely and are always admired. Unlike chicky's plants they have a way to go yet before flowering this year. At the end of the flowering season I don't worry about tidying them up too much before spring

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 16:24

I  think you could safely reduce the length of the branches by half. I guess you will loose all of the leave,but not to worry keep it well waterered and you will soon be seeing green shoots!

Talkback: How to weed by hand

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 15:27

One wayI've tried with dandelions is to sprinkle  a little salt into the centre of the plant, easily done, the catch is  that it has to be done in a dry spell.If you don't think it will rain  overnight  give it a try!

Poppies - where do they do best?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:22

Hello Thomas Wilkinson 2, When you move just take a few poppy seed heads with you, they will soon get to work What a lovely colour that one is by the way

victoria plums have a clear jelly like sap coming from the fruit

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:10

Hello georgiesunflower. I don't know if this would work, but have you tried layering ?

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:05

Hello Edd, you are just the sort of neighbour we could all do with, well done A*****

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:57

I too garden from a chairand have had much spinal and leg surgery with more to come in 8 days. My husband is 81, a non gardener but willing helper. I am only able to work for a short time ata stretch. I have many pots and rely on dense planting and the use of groundcover. We have a patio which could be extended should we wish. Some of our beds are slightly raised. I like light weight tools, especially useful is my hoe Should I need to gather weeds I use my pick-up stick.Sometimes it is a struggle to make the effort but I always feel better for itI also get pleasure from forums and magazines tooas I am sure you do, so good luck Chris

i'm new here...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:49

Hello and welcome Irishgardener, The idea that Chris 25 writes on is excellent. Now in my 70s I still remember going with my Mum and younger brother to choose a packet of flower seeds each from one of those lovely old seed merchants we used to have. .I chose zinnia while my brother had a packet of nasturtiums I did get some flowers but needless to say not as many as my brother! We soon progressed to a small garden each and grew a variety of things

Percy Thrower quote

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 17:04

Just thought I wonder if it was the wonderful Fred Streeter?   We have had some wonderful gardenersto help us, then of course there was Bill Sowerbutts

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