Alina W

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 13:14

I hate oilseed rape's smell, too - and there is a lot of it about here. But I love privets - takes me back to childhood (I know, I should get out more).

As for the temperature - hot!

We need some rain for the garden...

Trouble with Gherkins

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:10

I think it's still too cold for them outdoors at night - they need minimum temperatures in the mid-teens. Try using a cloche over them at night for at least another month.


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 10:14


Neighbours dogs - my plant pots!

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 09:57

There's not much you can do to neutralize the urine other than copious amounts of water, unfortunately. If your clematis is in a pot, you could try re-potting it.

As for the base problem - the dogs are marking their territory. One solution might be to put something very strong-smelling where they are marking - I've no idea if garlic would work, but it might be worth a try.

On the electronic front, I would try a cat scarer - dogs hear in the same range, so it should work against them. I wish you the best of luck - this is a very unpleasant (and smelly) problem.

Pot bound Acer Dissectum 'Viridis'

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 09:51

Figrat's right - you can plant a pot-grown specimen at any time. If yours is potbound, plant it out as soon as you can, but remember to water it as though it were still in a pot over summer, because the roots need time to spread enough to support the plant.

Reviving dried bedding, lost instructions

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 11:17

Interesting how it's the pelargoniums, with their thick stems, which seem to be doing best.


Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:31

If you get nothing, you can eat the leaves in salads.


Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:28
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It is a question on knowing ones onions I suppose!


Reviving dried bedding, lost instructions

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:27

Interesting idea, Kate. I'll be curious to see how well they grow, i.e., whether the dessication has any permanent effects.

I must admit, I didn't believe that it would work at all when you mentioned it, so I'm fascinated by your progress. Which plants did you try?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:01

Sunny here in North Yorks - got up to 25C yesterday, and predicted to do the same today

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