Alina W

Latest posts by Alina W

creepy crawly things - rose

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:05

You have to be patient with blackspot and insects - one spray won't get rid of them. Roseclear will kill the insects for about 2 weeks, while blackspot will need repeat treatments; you also need to clear any leaves from the ground, as they'll just re-infect your rose. The best thing you can do for the rose is keep it fed and watered to make it a stronger plant, although insects will always be attracted to young growth and flower buds and, as Ladybird says, some roses are more prone to blackspot than others.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:48

I quite liked today's design - more than yesterday's, certainly. All a matter of taste, though - and it's a pleasant enough show to keep me occupied on a hot afternoon.

New garden needs designing

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:15

Well, you obviously have a pleasant rural location already. What do you want from your garden? Have you looked around at other gardens to see what you like or dislike in them?

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 14:24

The truth is, Busy-Lizzie, you've not put weight on at all - it's all muscle

Strawberry plants uprooted.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 14:22

And the same is true of small birds. It is safer to put stones around the plants - if it's a small animal or bird, it won't shift the stone, and if it's larger, it won't hurt itself, either.

Killing acacia brush

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 13:29

Can you get triclopyr, which is found in SBK brushwood killer? That can be used against saplings.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 13:07

Yesterday's garden bothered me because I thought the beds and paths would merge in a matter of weeks with that layout. And I wouldn't like to lean against those steel planters in cold weather!

You're right, Emma - maybe analysis isn't appropriate for afternoon TV....

Concrete and crazy paving

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 13:00

If the gaps are large and you can afford to spend a few pounds, perhaps you could dig out the weeks properly and then put creeping ground cover plants in to prevent them coming back? Local garden centres will have plants going fairly cheaply for the next couple of months.

Cherry (English) Laurel

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:44

They look very good to me, too - maybe just take a few inches off the leading tips to even it out and stop them shooting off skywards?

When do shops sell primulas?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:25

Bit late now unfortunately, wakeshine - but I'll bear you in mind next year if you still need them. I'm in t'north.

Discussions started by Alina W

Sparse flowering cherry

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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