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What to plant under a tree?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 09:38

We have planted (or Kate has planted ) under a plum tree Cyclamen and they are thriving, we checked first with the RHS ::  A delightful tuberous perennial providing colour often when little else is flowering, particularly in late winter or early spring. Hardy cyclamen species and cultivars are ideal for naturalising under trees, on banks or in a shady border and planted in association with other early-flowering woodland plants such as snowdrops, winter aconites and primroses. we also planted Hostas and living near the coast we can surround our plants with seaweed so no slugs and snails hope this is helpful  Again a bit dull erein Munds

bubble wrap

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:25

Thanks for that Frank well worth knowing ,Cheers Alan

bubble wrap

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:32

Morning all ,can anyone who has actually done it give me advice on insulating the green house,I see on the net it says double sided bubble is required at twice the price, I dont know anyone here yet to ask if they have done it, im up on the clips  off the web but the difference in price is about £15 or £40 for a kit , so double or not seems to be the question,any advice please then i can order the stuff the G/H is a  8x6, not looking forward to emptying the green house suppose id better clean and sulpher candle it ,hope this is correct,right any help please is good,many thanks


Shooting wildlife for fun

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:15

One for the wildlife as well, hope they got a clip round the ereole,or was that in days gone bye, bit dull erein Muns Norfolk.

Barbadensis Miller- Aloe Vera Medicinal Plant

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 09:47

Hi Chriss ,when you mentioned  constant outbreaks of acne I thought of  the Neem Oil I have,perhaps you might want to just have a look at it,    NEEM OIL

Good Luck Matey

Shooting wildlife for fun

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 12:24

Hi Wayside The correct thing to do is as advised ,I realise you dont want any comeback from your neighbor so cal 101 and quote 

BASC Air Rifle Code of Practice Firing pellets beyond your boundary

It is also against the law, in England and Wales, to fire an air rifle within 50 feet of the centre of a highway if this results in someone being injured, interrupted or endangered. These offences could be committed, for example, when someone is shooting in their garden close to a road and the pellets ricochet onto the highway.

The Police will not let the offender know who complained,  Good luck 

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 12:10

Thanks Philippa for the info it sounds a  good laugh wee going to give it a try,not too sure about the big mirror water dont do much for me .

Protecting a planter over winter

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:01

Hi Tomsk, we dont get cat probs like we used to have in Wales,it seems the owners around here are are much more closer to there cats and the cats are much cheekier they just come straight up to you and round your leg for a stroke, its a very calming thing when it happens ,they then often follow me around the garden then when there bored off they go, when we came here we decided to try the friendly way of getting on with them and it seems to work,the idea was Cats dont do it on there own doorstep so obviously that shows i know nothing about cats but its worked, only once did the big tabby try the big pot so i sprayed (ready to use Jeyes fluid ) around the all the  pots (On The Ground) ,No harm to the cats but it works they dont like the smell non of our pots have been touched even when Kate puts new stuff in and out ,so no harm to anything and cats still on our side, so thats what works for us,Very Dog and Cat friendly in Norfolk. good luck   

Azalea leaves turning brown

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:16

Hi as007,hers some info  The primary difference between evergreen and deciduous azaleas is that decidous azaleas lose their leaves in the fall, while evergreen azaleas retain all or most of their foliage year round. Which one have you got, mines bare now but a very healthy shiny red little tree,this Royal H Soc is a good idea to see 

good luck Mr Bond

Preventing root growth/ spread

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:01

High Steve  you might want to email this chap for info on root  bags often used for Fig root restricting, 

as you can see it also has the slab way that Monty used ,when you log on there is a box for questions he,s very helpful,his name is Stephen, Good luck Steve 

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bubble wrap

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Fat balls in plastic NO

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Rose of Sharon,Hypericum androsaemum

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New Dralek

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new or old

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solar or not

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Her Poor knees

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Bake off again

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Christmas stuff in shop

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