Latest posts by Anniemarshy

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:12

I've used them in the past and had great results, you could try a collar of sheeps wool, old jumpers or wool pellets that you can get in the garden centre.  I keep chickens they eat more slugs and baddies than anything I know.

reduced plants at b and q

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 15:45

Lavender and box always look rough at this time of year especially if they are pot bound and neglected.  If they are cheap then you could repot them and leave them until spring, might be worth a punt.  The compost they usually use is cheap and they exhaust the nutrients or have them washed out by rubbish watering.

Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:22

Sheep wool laid in a circle around the stem of plants works.  

Unwelcome rabbits

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:18

Our chickens chase rabbits away, and they lay eggs!

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:04

I agree with Verdun, it just needs time.

Ground Cover

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:00

All the vincas are fast growing and have flowers, I planted it on a dry bank two years ago and now have to keep throwing it's plantlets onto the compost bin.  

Big Bold Purple Plants (for August 2014)

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 21:02

I get some seed catalogues sent to you and let the bride have a look through them.


Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 20:55

Skimmia Japonica, mahonia (check it's an evergreen one), Vibernum bodnantense Dawn, pulmonaria, alchemilla mollis, geranium macrorrhizum, and periwinkle.  They are all fairly fast growing and the perennials spread quickly.  Excepting the alchemilla I have them all in leaf or flower in the garden at the moment.  The vibernum can get tall but I chop mine back hard in summer when it stops flowering and haven't killed it yet.  Good luck

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 20:05

Thanks the hens were on borrowed time, but they started laying Christmas Day so they are safe!


Rosemary Bush

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 20:02

I would prune it a couple of inches above its lowest leaves, it should survive.  I have one in a similiar state and I'm going to start taking cuttings to make new plants as I've found the older it gets the more likely it is to snap, especially with the strong winds we've been having.

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