Latest posts by Ashdale

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Compost Direct

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:09

Morning all, has anyone used Compost Direct to order compost in bulk online?  we make our own but not yet in sufficient quantities for what we need, so we're thinking of buying in bulk online but worried about the quality.  We would rather go on recommendation.  Any online suppliers you would recommend, or any to avoid?  Thanks.

Has anyone ever won?

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 21:51

Me neither


Posted: 25/12/2015 at 06:24

Happy Yuletide everyone.  Here's toa wonderful gardening year ahead. X

Unwell Plum Tree

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 20:40

thanks Pansyface.  Btw, had another close inspection of the tree a minute ago and I've noticed this - see photos.  I hadn't noticed it before because it is on the back of the trunk.  Could this be the problem and is there any action I can take?





Unwell Plum Tree

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 19:59




I don't know how well you can see this.  The healthy branches are on the right as you look at the tree.  Those branches have plump, swelling plums.  The 2nd photo shows one branch on the left hand side of the tree which has no fruit and the leaves are limp and yellowing.  I have watered, fed and mulched regularly.   I'm very worried as I don't want to lose the tree.  Thanks for any ideas or advice.

Unwell Plum Tree

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:21

i have a young plum tree in a pot which fruited ligtly last year and has been looking healthy and dandy until the last fortnight.  One of the branches is now looking very unwell with limp leaves that are yellowing day by day.  The other branches look healthy at the moment with a reasonable amount of plums which I have thinned to protect the health of the tree.  Can anyone help.  Should I cut out the poorly branch or is the tree done for?

Different coloured roses on same plant

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 21:27

i planted a new climbing rose a few weeks ago and it has just started to flower with one beautiful deep red bloom.  Then a second bloom appeared which was an entirely different colour - deep pink but distinctly different.  Does anyone have any experience of this and, if so, is it likely that it is a one off or something that will repeat?  Can't remember the name of the Rose but it's David Austin.  Can look it up if important.

Anyone have damage from last night's tulmultous weather?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 20:58

Lost 2 sunflowers, some broad beans flattened apbut retrievable, and the onions took a battering.  Quite lucky really.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 08:28

I believe Friday was the last visit to South Africa for those, like me, who didn't find the feature very interesting.  I would live to visit SA, but it wasn't that useful for my own gardening.  My main problem with GW is Joe ... Not him - he has quite a nice style - but, for me, contemporary design in gardens is often all about design and no gardening.  I just think Joe is on the wrong show! 

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 22:42

Just watching it myself Now.   Not a fan of the cocodama.  I'm sticking to conventional baskets.  My favourite bits of GW are those with Monty.  In fact, I could do with all Monty and none of the features.

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Discussions started by Ashdale

Compost Direct

Reviews - advice 
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Unwell Plum Tree

One Ill branch 
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Different coloured roses on same plant

Anyone any experience? 
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Home Grown Meal

First one of the Season 
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Advice about fig

Does anyone grow figs 
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Advice Neede Please

Flowering Shallots 
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Mature Plum Tree

No leaves or flowers 
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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 08:05


How early can they be planted out 
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Daffodil bulbs

Lots of my dad bulbs are coming up blind 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 21:52

Early Potatoes

Is it too early? 
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Pinch out clematis 
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Last Post: 17/08/2015 at 14:57

Old Compos

What do folks do with old compost? 
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Last Post: 28/02/2015 at 12:23

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Still holding back but weakening 
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Last Post: 18/03/2015 at 06:12

Cobaea Scandens

They've germinated. What next? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 16:14

Big Allotment Challenge

Who Will Win? 
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