Alina W


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Seagulls

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:54

A bit like sparrows in the days when they were more common, then, Lou - they used to destroy my yellow primulas - but only the yellow.

Is it ok to hard prune clematis affected by powdery mildew

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:15

If your type 3 clematis haven't flowered yet, then I'm afraid you've lost the flowers for this year.

Seagulls

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 19:14
Lou12 says:

haha, it's out there again in the middle of the lawn


There isn't enough room for a brick, bungee maybe. I'm going to have to plant it in the flowerbed and we'll see what happens then.


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 I think it might try and pull it up. You could try pinning an upturned hanging basket over it for a few days so that the bird loses interest?

Auriculas

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 22:59

Good luck, wakeshine - they are a bit of a challenge to keep happy.

Seagulls

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 21:48

You know what kids are like - full of odd ideas

Auriculas

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 21:40

I'm no expert, but they need well-drained, sunny conditions. Unless your soil is very well drained, try growing them in a raised area such as the edge of a rockery. I can only keep mine going in a wall basket

How much watering?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 13:53

If your garden is south-facing your hydrangeas may need some extra water if they are in full sun, especially if they are recently planted. On the whole, though, if they wilt they need water.


Although I'm not suggesting you do it, I remember a TV gardener years ago (Percy Thrower?) suggesting that weekly watering was plenty, be that rain or by hand.

So, this is the result of my weeding but...

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:29

Shrubs which are planted in autumn settle in over winter, so there's no need to wait until spring. Have you considered planting ground cover plants to help keep the weeds down?

Dying hydrangeas? And a poorly clematis?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 19:49

As far as I can see, the leaves on your hydrangeas look perfectly healthy? If that's the case, then all you are seeing is the flowers dying, which they do after a while, like any other flower.

Salt Water to Kill Weeds

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 19:43

If your weeds look like this:



then you will find that they will keep coming up in your lawn, whatever you do in your borders, because the roots go very deep - have a look for horsetail or mare's tail on google.


Also, any salt in water that you put on your borders will, in time, leach sideways into your lawn and damage the grass.

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