Alina W

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Moldy Compost Disaster :(

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 09:58

Other than the compost perhaps not being quite composted enough, it would have to be a bit too much watering.

You might have better luck now with the weather being a bit warmer, so less condusive to moulds.

Summer bulbs

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:33

You can leave them in their pots and either let them dry out or keep them barely moist.


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:27

Sorry, Berghill - crossed my alliums with my daffs

That new roundup gel

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:24

Roundup works by effectively making the plant overgrow initially, so your weeds sound about right after a week.

Lavender from Seed

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 16:58

I would plant them into individual pots first - say 3" pots - and wait until they have filled them with roots before planting them out. In the meantime, do take them outside whenever the weather allows - it will really speed up their growth.


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 16:54

Are you in a drought area? If so, they may have dried out in the hot March that we had. Providing that we get normal rain this year they should improve next year. To help them along, keep them watered and fed after flowering.


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 16:52

Normally, you cut back bushes by about 1/3 if you have to move them now. If you didn't do this, then you can certainly prune off dead tips now to encourage lower growth. You probably won't have any flowers next year as a result, though.


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 13:41

As figrat has said. Spray new growth with a glyphosate-based weedkiller as it appears. Allow the cut ivy to dry out on your walls until it is brown - three months or more - before pulling it off.

Problem with Dahlias

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 13:33

Modern plants are bred to flower as soon, and as prolifically, as possible, so this is not unusual - it just shows that you've been growing them in good conditions. Pinch off the flowers until they're closer to the size at which you want them to flower.

Pruning pyracantha

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 00:40

I'm sure you will in time, Garry - as you gain experience, you'll find others in the same position that you have been who can benefit from your knowledge

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