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Camassias from seed

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 08:39

None at all, other than patience, they take a fair while to reach flowering size.

when do I sow primrose seeds

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 13:58

They germinate far better if sown fresh rather than dried out ones.

clematis infected

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:05

I think I would be going back to the place where I bought it, taking a dying leaf with me and asking ofr their opinion. Unless you have had it some time they should replace it if it has a Virus problem.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:33

That just sends them digging elsewhere in the garden. I know I have miles of tunnels with prickly things in them. They just dig another one a couple of inches away from the blocked one.

Would be nice to be able to put a barrier between us and the outside, but I think the ciost would be a bit prohibitive, the perimeter is about 400 metres..

At least most folks do not have the trouble we have. The soil where the moles are doing most damage is only about 6 inches deep and below that is brick rubble. The main runs are below that layer and it is almost impossible to get down to them through the rubble.

clematis infected

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:27

Does not look like Wilt either,  very strange.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:37

Does not help that we are surrounded by fields with hundreds of mole hills and there are even more along the Lane's verges.

holy apples

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:35

Possibly Codlin moth . Remove the fruit as it will problably rot, but the grub is borrowing OUT not in (if Codlin moth).

Pheromone traps and spraying at the right time is about all you can do.

Clematis

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:12

Simple rule, Flower before June, don't prune. So leave them alone next year and see when they flower.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:15

Join the club!

I have them and they are clever little !"£!£" they push soil through the traps so the trap goes off without catching them.

If anything will make me move away from this garden it will be the moles.

PS. I have tried EVERY folk remedy and every device known to man without success.  Last resort I will try is to connect a pipe to the engine on my leaf blower and feed it into a run and see if the carbon monoxide gets them!

Polemonium Problem

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:10

Survives well in our ground too. Never had mildew on it to that extent though. Usually a sign of lack of water at the roots. This is sometime a problem with plants in  professional compost. The soil all round the plant may be wet, but the plant roots are stuck in dry compost. Cut it back, give it a good soaking through the plant not on the soil and a feed of something to encourage it to produce new shoots.

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