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Skimmia not flowering

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 09:51

Hi DP  when we bought ours we were advised to get male and female as only pollinated Skimmia will flower properly,so we have one red and one white its working so far ,we have them either side of a shaded door ,for info try Skimmia RHS might help ,good luck,Morning Dove

problems

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 09:36

Hi all if this is any use to anyone,i received an email from our editor Daniel,he has changed my settings from BASIC EDITOR to ADVANCED this has cured my probs i now have the smiley box of tricks ,and should be able to upload mi pics Blesshiscottonsocks its sunny here in Norfolk this morning so far 

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 12:03

i am simply doing this as iv been trying to get  a smiley box and its just happened i think Daniels got his wand out hope it stays on mipostbox 

laurel hedging

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 10:53
Hi Ian, good luck with the laurel,weve got it all around our garden up to 10/12 feet on one side,its a very neighbourly hedge all our neighbours have it and looks so good all year round, and cuttings so easy and cheap to do,i,ll be giving loads away this year coming , and they make a very good garden screen if required,our compost corner is going to be surrounded by it soon, good luck .

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 10:29
just for your info Jessica the original poster in fact has been in touch with me we spoke yesterday about the program the BBC want to make about this cat problem,the team are collecting peoples opinions on the subject,anyone wishing to air there views can contact her in her first post,i do agree with Clarington that we must put our views in a reasonable fashion and not insult or sound threatening or harsh,but to drop the subject i think not as too many people have a genuine problem and have the same right to air there views,without discussion problems do not get understood or maybe even solved,so anyone who does have a view may want to get in touch with Jessica, as she is genuine.

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:44
Hi Brum can i ask where do you get the hotbed gubbins ,which r u using ,iv not done this before and i like the sound of helping cuttings to grow.

Rhododendron with black buds

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 12:25
Hi Peanut3 http://apps.rhs.org.uk/AdviceSearch/ Fleurisa might be right

rose through fig tree and other challenging site

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 12:18
HI Louise, i too have to prune an old fig weve inherited with our new house,how did you go about it, iv read about cutting out one third at a time is this what you did and how did the fig respond,

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 12:10
Hi Bob a cracking idea matey ,now can you price up the things you cant make and have to buy, it would be a big help, Brum seems to be on the ball as well thats a good looking one he,s got, were all sat here like Sat matinee waiting for the next episode go for it,

Water Butts

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 12:00
hI Clarington,if you have any farmers especially dairy farmers near you for a couple of quid they might give you the 60 gallon blue disinfectant no return barrels they purchase,we connected 4 up low down with rubber pipe and the weight of the water even let us use a hose pipe on the end one to irrigate, cut the tops off and place back on upside down for wildlife safety, or you can go online to get 1000 ltr square ones for ??45/??50 ,if you do get black it stops the light forming algae they last forever,
good luck ,,Alan

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