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Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 14:17
Hi all ,,Hi Dave ,your right iv noticed this when iv seen the question asked that i also needed the answer to,this has happened quite often so i usually hijack the answer,er and thank them myself,manners cost nothing mi dad used to say and i think sometimes people spend quite some time checking that their advise is correct,its all and still is a great help to a beginner like me ,i also just love the funny cheeky bits we get treated to now and again, AND iv not exchanged contracts yet, estate agents id swing em from the yard arm i really would and they want paying loads, im off

Tip's and trick's of the trade.

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:38
an aspirin helps a bit


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:30
HiBridget2 One of the most interesting quirks of some hydrangeas is the ability of the flowers to change colour. This is not true of all hydrangeas, only the mophead and lacecap cultivars of Hydrangea macrophylla.

This colour change is due to the soil pH which affects aluminium availability. Those with blue or pink flowers tend to be blue in acid soil conditions (high available aluminium levels), mauve in acid to neutral soil conditions, and pink in alkaline conditions. To get the best flower colour, choose cultivars that give the best colours for the pH in question.

White flowers, and also green-flowered cultivars, remain white or green regardless of soil pH.

Try to use rainwater to water hydrangeas, since mains hard water can affect the flower colour, turning blue flowers mauve or pink.

Cultivars with blue flowers can be kept blue by growing the plants in acidic soil (pH 4.5-5), or by using hydrangea blueing compounds according to the manufacturer???s instructions. These compounds contain aluminium sulphate and are available from most garden centres. If the soil is very alkaline, or if there is any obvious chalk in the soil, this treatment will not work, but can be very effective for container-grown plants.

If you wish to enhance red or pink flowers, apply a dressing of ground limestone or chalk at a rate of 75-100g per sq m (2-3oz sq yd) in winter.

Creosote Substitute

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:19
to use wot mi duk

Along The Eastern Border...!!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:41
if it gets the sun it looks perfect for a few fan trained fruit trees, Apples , figs , pears,anything the kids would like to grow and eat ,and its someting thats interesting to do for them


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:32
in case you missed the news ,,yesterday reported a 12 foot long croc in Australia it said kept a kiaker trapped on an island for 2 days stalking him ,every time the chap tried to escape the croc attacked forcing him back to shore apparently he finally escaped now thats crocs for you,(( even spell check cant spell that boats name proper )

Dumb Question Amnesty!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:25
i actually thought Bob would place the containers on his side of the border why wouldn't he then he has no problems with anyone in making it all look much better
i wish mine would just cut the hedge a bit more often but then im off so dont care anymore now cant move fast enough


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:29
Hi im on a laptop at home on leky not battery, iv had no smilies or able to upload pics for months,iv got 1368 reviews and 1 post iv also had an email asking if i want to be taken off so i can try again i said YES that was it seems years ago but Nothing is happening just like the rubbish estate agents iv got take me off Please,,,
apart from this pain in the A im sound as a pound,and the holiday makers seem to have gone home ,,bless em i know this cus i can see the beech again b on it tomorrow i hope

Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:58
Book, there are many ways of getting rid of rats but they all end in the rats demise,sort it now before it gets amorous,

Dumb Question Amnesty!

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:53
Hi Bob wot about a few troughs with low lattice sitting on top and joining them up and some honeysuckle and clematis sort of thing growing along not to high just a nice pretty boundary that wont be upsetting anyone and not expensive Goodluck

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