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bowles mauve

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 10:30

the plant is healthy.  not woody at all.  looks like it could have been bought in the local garden centre its that healthy looking - just no flowers


bowles mauve

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 10:03

my bowles mauve is 2/3 years old.  I bought this and love this plant as it flowers for most of the year and I just need to cut back and it keeps on giving.

however, this year I have only had 1 flower on it.  there is no sign of any new flowers developing either.  its as if it has gone blind.  any ideas anyone

What has eaten my Lupin - I need to protect the other 3

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 18:12

I have been out to the garden and found that something has eaten my Lupin.  Can anyone advise?

I do want to protect the rest of the lupins from the same fate!


Get thrifty

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 08:57

I have planted my baskets up and the birds have since been and have taken the edges of the baskets for nests and now the water pours out. So as not to disturb the plants so much I have had to cut up inch strips from an old one to now place around the edges.  I have also added a small clear plastic bottle without the lid on and the bottom cut off into the basket.  I now water through the bottle.  This ensure that the water stays in the basket and feeds water to the roots of the plant.  This has made such a difference to the conditon of theplants in the basket. 

Get thrifty

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 08:51

I have bought wooden step ladders (at car boot sales for approx £3) and use them as climbing frames for my sweetpeas or climbers.....and whilst waiting for the climbers to grow, they have a plant pot on top with flowers in to give a little interest.


Posted: 03/06/2012 at 08:27

Ceanothus - different varieties.  beautiful blue flowers.  They dont like being moved in my experience and take a few years to flower again (but that could just have been the one I had as it was moved three times (when I moved house I took it with me)


Apple Blossom

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 21:02

Hi, I live in East Yorkshire and I have a patio appe tree.  When shoud this be in blossom as there is absolutely no sign of flowers for the second year running.  Last year I put it down to the fact that I hadnt watered it enough but that is not the case this year. Any ideas?  Should I just give it up as a bad job?

Perennials not growing

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 19:01

i have tried them for years...... no luck  - this year am trying for the last time as in new garden.  maybe the soil conditions will allow them to thrive - its more sandy here

Hanging baskets

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 18:57

great for the drought

David Austen Rose - white bobbles on some branches

Posted: 06/03/2012 at 13:38

Its on the stem.  I thought it was powder that had been spilt to start off with as we had just moved house and there was a lot of work going on.  the local garden centre said they thought it was a bug but couldnt be sure unless looking under a microscope at the piece I had taken to show them..... I have cut off the offending branches before it affects any more of my expensive roses

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bowles mauve

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What has eaten my Lupin - I need to protect the other 3

problem in my garden 
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Apple Blossom

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David Austen Rose - white bobbles on some branches

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Plotting where the sun is going to shine

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