Alina W

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sand for plants?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 23:43

Chris, providing you have sown annuals with fairly shallow roots you should be OK.

In future, though, you should dig compost/organic matter into your soil to break it up, along with some grit to improve drainage. This will improve the soil steadily and stop it being waterlogged in winter and baked dry in summer.

Himalayan blue poppy

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 22:42

The problem is likely to be that they have come out of ideal conditions at T&M and don't like the change. Are you putting them in bright sunshine, by any chance? They prefer moist, loamy soil in a semi-shady position - mine thrive with only the early morning and late afternoon sunshine in summer. They also don't like being wet. Not sure if that helps at all?

japanese maple needs help

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:46

Alternatively, spray with Provado Ultimate Bug Spray, which will kill them and any hatching eggs that you've missed.

removing daffodils from pots after flowering

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:45

Carmen, plant them now. Some of them will be dead, but they all will die unless you get them into the ground.

Frost burnt Hydrangea

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:43

There's no need to do anything. Hydrangea flowers are normally left on the plant until next spring, and the leaves will fall of their own accord when the goodness has been withdrawn from them.


Posted: 07/05/2012 at 17:16

Some birds will keep nesting until August.

removing daffodils from pots after flowering

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:53

They're best planted out in the garden to die off naturally, where they will flower next year. If you must store them, then either leave them in the pots or plant in a spare area of garden until the leaves have died down naturally or for a minimum of six weeks to allow time for the energy to go back into the bulb for next year. Then dig up, dry and store in an airy place until next autumn.

Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:14

You might be - the recent cool spell has slowed a lot of things down and made them late.


Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:11

Sorry, Geoff - I seem to be posting at the same time as you continuously today!


Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:55

There are "climbing" varieties available - they are longer than the normal plants, and will ramble through or over other plants if left to their own devices.

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