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Alina W


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Help. Not sleeping.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 16:36

Can you still get milk with melatonin? That will help you sleep.

And to the person that said they knew they didn't get any deep sleep because they didn't dream, that's the wrong way round - dreams mean LIGHT sleep, dreamless is deep.

The only things I can suggest are what I do - drink a malted drink before going to bed, go there at the same time, listen to a quiet radio station and if you can't sleep - give it a set time (say 15 minutes) and if you're not sleepy, get up and stay up. Make the most of the extra time - it's better to use it constructively and feel you've done something rather than be tossing and turning and feeling wound up about it.

Good luck!

Bag the weeds!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:12

I tend to cut the flower heads off weeds before trying to pull them out.

But I agree, there's pleanty of seeds in the ground anyway - it just makes me feel better!

Help with fuchsias please

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:10

The simplest solution is to cut off these tips the minute you see them, cutting back into clean, sound growth. Make sure you clean your secateurs afterwards.

If they re-appear next year, do the same. Yes, it'll lose flowers, but no more than you are already losing.

Plums Again

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 23:32

I think it's likely to be bruised, although you may not be able to see it.

Or are you storing it in too warm a place, perhaps?

Should my crab apple look like this?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:22

It doesn't sound good, but a picture would help.

The blotches may be down to insect infestation.

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:19

Pick them early, before they're ripe. It's the only safe way, and they will ripen over time.

Cordyline dropping leaves.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:17

If it does survive you might care to put it in its own pot if planting amongst other plants again, and in a very sandy, free-draining soil - that might keep it happier.

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 12:25

Don't panic - the problem with silverleaf is that it travels in moist air. As long as you pruned in a dry, warm period you have a very good chance of being fine.

Strawberries for the north

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 12:22

If you fancy something different, alpine strawberries might be for you - they will be fine in the climate.

But I have to warn you that they are very small, so the crop won't be enormous.

Planting colour under rhododendrons

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 12:19

Agree with what's been said, although you might have a chance with deeply-planted daffodils.

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